This comment is often heard and I then steer and help guide students. This year I am trying something new, an IDEA Station.
On a small table in the room I set up an area with a manipulative toy, a few books and the following phrases:
Do you ever feel stuck and not sure what to create?
Check out there suggestions and ideas for inspiration
I am hoping that this area will offer students a place to GO when they are struggling
(something very common for artists! ) and help them discover some options for "what to create" and SPARK new ideas.
I included two great books at the IDEA Station:
The Artist's Muse