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Re: Dream Classroom Ideas?

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MichaelDelahunt (MichaelDelahunt)
Thu, 05 Feb 1998 17:47:49 -0700

<bold>Eric Utech,,Internet writes:

</bold><x-quoted>My principal has asked for ideas for cabinets and other fa=
cilities to be

included in our school's renovation and expansion. Do any of you have

specific aspects to your art rooms that work particularly well? What is

something that you would change? What is the worst thing that they could

install, that you would absolutely hate?


Eric von Asbestosabatement</x-quoted>

Eric and all,

I just had a hand in the making of a list of requirements for the outfittin=
g of artrooms in newly built schools in my fast-growing district. Here are =
some highlights:

install lots of counters over cupboards and other shelving, some in an adja=
cent storage room which is just for art storage

install a telephone

add more student sinks-- minimum total 4 per room

install plaster traps under the sinks

tables must have sturdy butcher-block tops, with storage underneath

install excellent wiring and ventilation for kiln, in a separate small room=

install a cabinet in which students can store ceramic projects in progress-=
- which keeps work moist

get a demonstration table, which has a mirror mounted above it, the angle o=
f which is adjustable. This allows an entire class to see things like water=
color demonstrations.

get a set of six hinged-together large tackable panels for movable gallery =
displaying-- I use three all the time for critiques and the study of art re=

get a great computer, connected to the Internet, with lots of great softwar=

get a TV and a laser disc player and several discs of art in the Louvre, Or=
say, and National Gallery Washington

Every new school here gets all of this. Dreams can come true=21

Michael Delahunt

Sonoran Sky Elem, Scottsdale, AZ

ArtLex - dictionary of visual art, with over 2,400 terms defined,=20

with many illustrations, quotes, and links.=20

For students of art production, art history, art criticism,=20
aesthetics, and art education.

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