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Kids Art Room Ideas and Inspiration

by Jean Van't Hul
April 15, 2015

Kids Art Room Ideas and Inspiration

“Your art space, no matter how small, is an educational space.” – Megan Schiller

I’ve followed Megan Schiller’s progression from her Littlest Birds Studio classes and blog to The Art Pantry (which started out as an online kids’ art supply shop, then became a kids art space consulting business).

Now, she has written an e-guide to help parents and educators set up a kids art room or space.

I feel like we’re pretty similar, Megan and I, and that if we lived closer, we’d get together over coffee and talk about kids art, art spaces, and encouraging creativity.

Make art a priority

We both believe in the importance of a space for art. She’s so passionate about it that she helps people create kids art spaces in their homes and schools for a living.

And now she’s written an ebook to help people set up a kids art room on their own.

The New Playroom Kids Art Space eGuide

The New Playroom

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Set up a Home Art Space for Kids

By Megan Schiller

Disclaimer :: I received a copy of the eguide for free to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Kids Art Room Ideas and Inspiration

Since I’ve been in the process of cleaning, organizing, and renovating our art studio, I decided to try out a few of Megan’s ideas.

Kids Splatter Painting on a DIY Wall Mount Easel

I finally took our old kids easel to Goodwill (we had left it out in the rain one too many times) and mounted a large sheet of plexiglass on one wall as a space-saving, yet much larger, wall mount easel.

It’s a perfect place to stand up and work large, for one or more of us.

Painting at the New Wall Mount Easel

The kids have used it several times already, singly and as a group.

At first, I just tape up sheets of butcher paper to the plexi but intended to mount a couple of bulldog clips along the top.

Using Suction Cup Clamps on the new Plexi Wall Mount Easel

Until I came across these suction cup clips at AC Moore, that is! I didn’t even know such a thing existed, but they are perfect for the new wall easel! The suction cups can be attached anywhere on the plexi, so when Daphne wanted to draw and paint on a piece of poster board, I used them to attach the poster board at her height.

While I’ve never considered myself short of art space ideas (I even wrote a chapter on the subject in my book), Megan’s book has been helpful for me by providing both fresh ideas and the motivation to revitalize our studio. Besides adding the wall mount easel, which has been transformative, I’ve moved a clunky dresser out of the studio, and pared down our overflowing art supplies. I have a few more ideas I’d like to implement, but I am so happy with how our art room is shaping up!

Megan Schillers eBooksIf you could use some inspiration and information on setting up or updating an art space for your kids, I highly recommend Megan’s ebook. Plus if you buy The New Playroom, you receive an awesome bonus guide on setting up art invitations!

You can find out more information or purchase the eguides here.

Disclaimer :: I received a copy of the eguide for free to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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