My artroom is fairly new and some things I did and recommend: Is three sinks, we put those disposable things to catch the class excess so it doesnt clog the drain. We have a kiln in the cornier of the room and plastic shelves to store clay projects on. I would definitely get a projector to show internet and powerpoints and a screen to pull down. Get nice speakers in the corners facing the projector screen installed for showing dvds that would double as speakers for a cd music system for music while you work. Hope this helps good luck.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: [teacherartexchange] a brand new art room! IDEAS?
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009, 11:13 AM
I am truly a lucky art teacher in that my school is building and designing an art room just for me(K-5th)and my colleague (6-12th.) We have worked with the architect and are now working with the contractor, as our building is going up over the summer. My question for all you amazing art teachers is:
What is something you wish you could have built in for your own art rooms?
I am visiting three schools on Tuesday to get ideas. Ive worked at many different schools so I have a pretty good idea of what I'd like, but I figured you might have some ideas too.
I am thinking of the little things like flat file drawers, a sink at the height of a child and a sink at the height of an adult, counter space, gallery walls to display art, a projector/computer and screen, etc.
I teach at a Private school in urban Los Angeles that is unique in it's vast diversity both racially and economically so this is very thrilling for all of us that we received a generous grant to build a beautiful art center for our kids.
Any advice you might have of things that worked for your room, things you wish you had to make your room better, etc. is appreciated.
Hope your summer is going well!
-Katrina Alexy in L.A.