Tag: EASEL

Art Space for Young Artists: Art Room Organization and Storage Ideas

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Art room organization can become an overwhelming task. However, prioritizing space and creating accessibility to supplies will help the art room become organized and more functional for the little artists who can’t wait to get their hands messy.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when furnishing an art room is finding the appropriate storage to hold all the different sizes and types of materials used in art. The Tip-Me-Not Portfolio Storage unit by Wood Designs creates perfect storage for art rooms. The top half of the unit keeps art work organized in divided compartments, while the bottom half stores art supplies in shelves or tote trays. This dual purpose storage unit is mounted on wheels, making it easy for teachers to move around as needed. The mobility and versatility of this storage unit helps with space, allowing more room for tables and chairs.

Portfolio Storage

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Drawing a Blank?

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Don’t draw a blank this summer! Be ready when it comes time to create activities for summer students or daycare children.   Jonti-Craft, maker of quality preschool and daycare furniture, has put together a jazzy presentation with ideas for arts and crafts projects to keep little ones engaged.   These tips are to help supplement one of their many preschool art room easels.
Jonti-Craft Two Student Easel

Jonti-Craft has identified several developmental goals that can be reached by the use of art education.  Strengthening hand-eye coordination, fine-motor skills and following directions are skills that students can implement in any academic arena.   When working on group art products, students practice cooperation and can convey creative ideas and preferences through art.

Several projects are detailing in the presentation that work great with their See-Thru Easel.  One titled “Listen to the Music”, invites the student to translate sounds into paintings.

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Including the Kitchen Sink

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Worthington Direct carries everything to meet early childcare furniture needs, including, believe it or not – the kitchen sink! Worthington Direct carries the Jonti-Craft line of furniture, which in addition to items like the 4 station art center, Imagination Station, pick a book stands, and yes, even a full line of pint-sized kitchen furniture. The Joni-Craft name implies durability – their strong, natural birch plywood ensures a lifetime of use, and in fact carries a lifetime guarantee.

Jonti-Craft Dramatic Play FurnitureIn addition to play and activity furniture, Jonti Craft has a wide variety of mobile storage units, just right-sized lockers and cubbies to meet all your storage needs. Worthington Direct carries a wide variety of additional early childhood furniture, from infant cribs to toddler and preschool age chairs and tables.


Message Board Hits Prime Time

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Take a look at this screencap of a recent episode of The Office, the hit TV show starring Steve Carrell (no relation to Smith Carrell, makers of study carrels) as Michael Scott. Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner) of The Office sure looks excited about something as he stands in front of a Ghent letter board.  What isn’t there to be excited about? His office’s name is clearly displayed in the easy to read office park directory made by Ghent. Ghent makes a variety of boards, including letter boards, corkboards and combinations of the two, in durable aluminum (as shown), and timeless oak.

 

Ghent also makes a variety of easels, from oak-framed whiteboards  to classic aluminum-framed chalkboards, suitable for any college, classroom or conference room. Looking for something more casual? Best-Rite offers their Rubber-Tak tackboards in a variety of colors, which allows quick posting by anyone in the office, without leaving ugly pinholes when the thumbtack is removed. Rubber-Tak boards come backed and framed, or can be purchased alone with an adhesive backing to create an entire wall of ideas.

Rubber-Tak Tackboards

Such a wide variety of ways to get your message across, how to choose what’s right for you? Try contacting Worthington Direct, or visit their website at www.worthingtondirect.com for great deals on these boards and more.


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