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ERIC Number: ED014200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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PLANNING AN ART ROOM.
KROEGER, GARY
THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE SUGGESTIONS IN PLANNING ART FACILITIES FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. AREAS PROVIDED FOR ARE (1) DRAWING AND PAINTING, (2) GRAPHIC ARTS, (3) GENERAL CRAFTS, (4) MODELING, AND (5) SCULPTURING. WORK CENTERS CAN BE PLANNED IN RELATION TO TRAFFIC FLOW. AT JUNIOR HIGH LEVEL, 24 STUDENTS ARE BEST ACCOMMODATED FOR AND 20 STUDENTS AT THE SENIOR HIGH LEVEL. ABOUT 50 TO 55 SQUARE FEET OF NET FLOOR SPACE PER STUDENT IS REQUIRED EXCLUSIVE OF STORAGE SPACE. THE ROOM IS MOST FUNCTIONAL WHEN LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR ADJACENT TO THE OTHER FINE ARTS AREAS. FLEXIBILITY IN FURNITURE ARRANGEMENT IS NECESSARY. SUFFICIENT EQUIPMENT FOR ART ACTIVITIES IS MUCH BETTER THAN A GREAT VARIETY OF FACILITIES WHICH CAN SERVE ONLY HALF THE STUDENTS. SHADOWS MUST BE KEPT TO THE MINIMUM IN ALL PARTS OF THE ROOM. A NORTH ORIENTATION IS PREFERRED. SPOTLIGHTS AND A MIRROR ARE NECESSARY ELEMENTS. SINKS ARE BEST LOCATED BETWEEN THREE-DIMENSIONAL AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL WORK AREAS BEING ACCESSIBLE FROM MORE THAN ONE SIDE. ONE SINK CAN SERVE 10 TO 15 STUDENTS ADEQUATELY. FIVE AREAS OF STORAGE SPACE MUST BE CONSIDERED--(1) BULK SUPPLIES OF MATERIALS AND EXPENSIVE TOOLS, (2) STUDENTS' FLAT WORKS, (3) UNFINISHED PROJECTS, (4) THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORKS, AND (5) STUDENTS' WORKS KEPT AS VISUAL RECORDS. A LIBRARY, DISPLAY AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION AREA ARE OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Public Instruction, Topeka.
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