Designing your Dream Art Room
As an art teacher in a larger school district, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many different art rooms. I have seen some amazing art rooms that were clearly designed by an art teacher with students in mind. Then there are those rooms you walk into and you ask yourself, “Who designed this and what were they thinking?” Yes, those are the art rooms with only one sink.
Each art room is unique in its size, shape, number of sinks and storage space. Since art teachers are creative people, we make our art rooms (or our carts) work for us and our students.
What if you had the opportunity to design your dream art room?
My dear friend and fellow art teacher, Lindsay, has the opportunity to meet with architects to help design the new art rooms for the middle and high school where she teaches. As a first year teacher, she asked me for my advice. She asked me, “What space or things do you have in your art room currently that you couldn’t live without?” My immediate response was five sinks. (Yes, I have five!) I also included a large drying rack, lots of cabinet and counter space, a separate clay area with a kiln and vent. The list could go on and on.
After our conversation about designing our dream art rooms, I got to thinking, why not ask the AOE readers what they like or dislike about their classroom? Lindsay and I need your help! We would like your input, imagination, and expertise.
Imagine you get to design your own art room…
What things or space would you include in your dream art room?
Any words of advice for Lindsay if you’ve already been through this process?
Feel free to link photos, comment and DREAM…