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Re: [teacherartexchange] a brand new art room! IDEAS?


From: Ken Schwab (bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 25 2009 - 16:17:52 PDT

Storage, Storage, and Storage you can't have enough especially for works in progress and supplies.

I also want a drying rack for printmaking.

One of the nicest things to have is a table or corner of the room that can be used for a still life set up with lights or electric outlets for lights.

Ken Schwab
San Jose, CA

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> Subject: [teacherartexchange] a brand new art room! IDEAS?
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
> Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009, 10:13 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.
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