Studio Space

Why a Studio?

How can your students think outside of the box when they are stuck inside one?

A traditional classroom can be too restrictive for students to fully experience the benefits of project-based learning. Zulama students excel when provided with unique learning spaces that encourage exploration, collaboration, and innovation.

We suggest creating a studio to free your students from the “box” of a traditional classroom. This new space will transport students into the frame of mind to do creative, collaborative, and project-based work.

This doesn’t have to be a project that breaks the bank! It’s amazing what a simple coat of paint and rearranging of furniture can do.

Our Suggestions

Here are some suggestions to help you create the optimal studio space:

Design

  • Divide the room into creative sections (for example: brainstorming, building, playing)
  • Each section should allow for collaboration
  • Paint the walls in bright, cheery colors
  • Create storage space for art materials and unfinished projects

Furniture

  • Table space for students to comfortably design and build projects
  • All furniture should be mobile
  • No traditional desks allowed!
  • Tables for group work and large projects
  • Lounging/game playing areas

Technology

  • An interactive projector
  • Laptops/netbooks for freedom of movement
  • Wireless internet

Other Suggestions

  • Tables coated with IDEA paint
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Brightly colored artwork
  • Whiteboards

Examples

Here are a few examples of high-quality studio designs.