Re: [art_education] Art Room Design
- have a lower counter space built to accommodate a large paper cutter. cutting fromthe higher height is a 'hurtsome' task. measure the drying racks so that they fit against the walland do not protrude into the walkways. putting plexiglass over that wall space allows thewall to be cleaned. allow enuf space between the board and the ceiling to hang element charts orwhatever. have your desk by the phone hook up. ask for an outside door. two boards - one chalk andone white allow for a variety of uses for drawing/shading and showing visuals. in your storage area (w a dooras some teachers think an art room closet applies to them, see if you can place large rubbermaidtubs between the shelves like an island. I'm happy for your good fortune. k
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I was lucky enough to get a new art room last year and I got to put in some of my two cents. I suggested island sinks so more kids could clean up. I had sinks at the back counter before and really only 2 kids could be at a sink at a time. Now about 3 or 4 can work at each sink. I also would suggest flat storage (I have large, skinny drawers) and some vertical storage as well. Don't forget bulletin boards!!! The room I had before had a floor to ceiling wall that was a bulletin board and I LOVED it...unfortunately, my new room does not have that and I miss it. Good luck!!!Kelli in NE
--- On Tue, 3/1/11, shelleybloom@... <bloomshelley@...> wrote:
From: shelleybloom@... <bloomshelley@...>
Subject: [art_education] Art Room Design
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 10:48 AM
I have just been informed that there is a chance my school will have the funding for a new art building. Right now the art room is the room that is left vacant, depending on enrollment. I am the "gypsy" art teacher, travelling from place to play. I don't really mind, but the idea of a permanent space has my head spinning!
I was wondering if anyone has been through this process and has some concrete ideas or resources for me to begin to design what would work for my school. I was told not to be over-ambitious in terms of space - reasonable and modest, about 20' x 40'. We do have a small kiln and I would like to include that in my space - as well as a separate office area.
Also, ideas on storage would be great.
Thanks in advance!
Art Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Chatsworth Hills Academy, CA