At one point or another, we’ve sat through a class that did not hold our attention. Maybe this was due to monotone lectures, lack of subject interest, or distractions. Whatever the case may be, with a few additional touches, or changes, to the classroom décor, you can create an entirely new outlook for students. This especially true for art room furniture. This article will highlights how elements in the classroom can affect learning in ways you may have never considered.
Desks and Tables
Often overlooked in the art room setting, desks and tables make a significant impact on how productive a student may be. For instance, several classrooms across the country utilize individual desks. Although this type of seating structure is effective in many cases, it is not the best format in the art room. A better option is a large square, or long rectangular, table that allows for group work.
Not all of us have a creative side, and that’s okay! Encouragement is essential to success for those who may struggle on the creative side. However, due to large classroom sizes, teachers may not always be able to give individual attention to those students who need a little TLC. With a table that creates a group setting, students can be around others that may inspire them. New ideas can spark, and conversations on how-to can be had.
One of our favorite art tables here at School Furnishings is the Crafts & Project Workstation by Hann. Not only is there ample room for multiple students to gather, but there’s also even more room for storage!
A chair is a chair, right? Unfortunately this is the thought of many, but shouldn’t be. Student seating has more effect on the ability to learn that one could imagine. Now let’s imagine the art room. It’s the first day of school, and you walk into a room with beige walls, typical dingy school flooring, brown desks, and the stereotypical seating. Inspired yet? Now imagine walking into the same room that has blocks of tables for groups to gather, enhanced by seating with pops of color. Even though there is a slight difference, the furniture makes a difference.
Chairs are the easiest way to add interest and dynamic to a creative space. For instance, Academia Furniture provides a variety of ergonomic chairs designed with your child’s imagination in mind. From red to purple, teal to lime, the possibilities ensure the spark of inspiration you’re looking to give your incoming students.
If you’re looking for a boost of inspiration for your students, consider updating your art room furniture. Tables and chairs are only one way to bring new life to a lifeless room. For more ideas and information, contact the experts at School Furnishings. Working with all types of school and universities, we can help you find the solution your classroom needs. Call us today at (603) 882-9418 and get your art room updated before the new school year starts!