We bought drying racks for every classroom when we moved to this campus, no one uses them because they don't hold small paper - they fall through just like others have been saying. I have inherited a lot of them now and I use plastic trays that a parent gave to me and slide them in and out of drying racks. She worked at a hospital and they use them for placing medical tools. Since they go through so many of them, she was able to give me a huge stack of them.
I actually prefer it because I set them at the tables at the end of lessons and students put their work on it, which I can stack quickly and put on the drying rack instead of students walking across the room with wet art.
From: Ann Heineman
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:31 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Drying Rack Advice
My principal ordered the drying rack without my input. It was sturdy, on wheels and had other good features. However, the open spaces between the wire grids were large, so that papers smaller than 18x24 fell through!
My solution was a trip to the hardware store where I found cloth/plastic mesh that I could cut to to the size of the shelves. Then I attached the corners of the mesh to the shelves with twisties from trash bags.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
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On Oct 27, 2010, at 9:51, Lindsey Cooke <email@example.com> wrote:
> I need to buy a drying rack for our school and want to make sure I get the right one. We have a tiny one but I struggle with fitting the papers into the spaces without them ripping and then the edges flop down, small paper falls on the floor etc...
> I'd love to hear of some good ones if you love yours. We have about 400 students but they don't have art every week ( twice a month). I've seen the ones that lift up and have rubber bumpers. Those seem good too.
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