I was fortunate to land a job where the previous art teacher laid the
plans for a new art room:
Have four sinks put in with cabinets below. Have one sink that's tailored
for kindergarten. (Only 3 feet off the ground.)
Put in two storage rooms with lots of shelves off your main room . The
first one will have a tiny room adjoining it to put in a kiln with the right
electrical outlet and a overhead fan. The floors in both could be cement. The
cabinets by the sink should be top and bottom cabinets with cap drains that
catch the paint in a container in the bottom cabinets. Plumbers will know
what you need.
Also order a roller table and potter's wheel from Bennett Pottery in
Florida or another company thats near by. I have both and they are
indispensible with the older grades. Get a file cabinet for your lessons.
Also order a glass display cabinet if you don't run out of money. The locked
display cabinet is a treasure of students work and really comes in handy when
introducing a lesson that you did last year.
Also I have my students sit at tables holding four students and I never
put the tables together. They seem to work better at "islands".
I hope this helps.