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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Joan of @rt
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:39:48 -0700
Date: Tues. 22 Sep 1998
Subject: New art room
First of all thank them 100fold for asking....remember"ask for nothing
and that's exactly what you'll get"..
Scream(if necessary) for a SINK!
Number two....drying rack. I've seen them built as shelves about 25'
wide/deep and stack as high as students for a day.
Cubbie holes for portfolios/classes artworks together.
Will you have a kiln? If so special reinforced walls(expensive) are
necessary so that YOU do not have to stay up all night and babysit a
kiln, in order to fire. Be sure to get the self running kind that meet
fire codes, or it's YOUR time,and only other arts educators will have
Drying wires are cool especially if they are nice industrial quality.
While they're at it... how about movable exhibit walls;... an easel
for display...,large whiteboard, so that all visuals can be done in
color (easy on a whiteboard/dryerase). Cement floor? Heater?
Ventilation needs are much different than a usual classroom
...remember to mention the number of individual student artists that
will be using the artroom- I'm sure it's more than any other
Formica -top tables.Stackable chairs, for the students or custodian,
as this is a high mantainence room.
Clay???wedging wire(you'll love it).Area to set up supplies that the
students access then go to their seats; and that you can leave set up
with the same media for a week...(8th graders have continuing art
I taught k-8th grades for 20 years, I'm so excited for you...DO
speak-up. Such an opportunity...COOL.
You're welcome, Joan of @rt