--- michelle powell <artistpowell@...
> need to have images of storage ideas,
> suggestions,layouts that work, lighting suggestions,etc. I also
> will have some play wall space outside my rooms for display and
> want to have display space for pottery/small sculpture as well as
> flat work.
My first suggestion would be for you to see if you can set an
appointment with the architect. Many times the art room is in a
part of the school that is "left over". You may not have mach say
about electrical outlets, sinks, vents, chalkboards/whiteboards,
overhead screens, workstation placements, internet connections
because of the layout of the school.
After you find out some of those answers, you may be able to proceed
with some reliablilty. As far as what you may be able to control, I
would consider space for work in progress as a first priority, next
drying areas for 2D and 3D work, storage for paper larger that
12"x18", lighting, area for the students to work in, and then as much
storage as you can for drawing materials, reams of paper,and other
I've been in some art rooms where the physical layput was wonderful
and others where it was a nightmare from a science fiction movie.
Best wishes for a good out come and spend every dime they give you.
"Art, like morality, consists by drawing the line somewhere."
- G.K. Chesterton