Children’s art studio

Published by Lori Pickert on October 3, 2007 at 06:52 PM

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Our Reggio-inspired art studio.

Hanging from the ceiling, children's artwork in handmade plexiglass frames, forming a see-through wall of art.

The shelves are inexpensive fiberboard shelves, screwed together, and then backed with galvanized tin, the same material used in the country to roof outbuildings. Eight dollars a sheet.

Shelves displaying art materials and works in progress, handmade by us from simple boards, and mirrored with cheap dorm-room mirrors laid horizontally ($5 each).

Candy-colored lights hung from the ceiling to mitigate the sometimes harsh feel of fluorescent lighting.

10 comments

Comment by aimee / greeble... on October 3, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Thanks for stopping by - and I love the ideas in this post!

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 4, 2007 at 01:16 AM

thanks, aimee! i'll be back!

Comment by Wendy C on January 12, 2008 at 04:45 AM

Are your plexiglass frames double sided? I love this site and I used to love visiting White Oaks page too.

Comment by Lori Pickert on January 13, 2008 at 01:05 AM

thankyou, wendy. yes, the frames are two pieces of plexiglass, so art can show on both sides. :^)

Comment by naush on May 24, 2009 at 12:38 AM

I completly love all your posts. well atleast those which I have read so far. I am an art and craft facilitator. I organize craft parties and events, I design handmade cards and I LOVE to recycle. It really helps to get information and advice from someone who understands what its like to work on a tight buget. Keep up the great posts ! Do visit my blog at naush.wordpress.com
c ya.
Naush

Comment by Lori Pickert on May 24, 2009 at 01:50 AM

thank you, naush! :^)

Comment by rscraig on July 16, 2009 at 03:58 PM

Wonderful Thanks For Sharing

Comment by holly on October 27, 2009 at 09:32 PM

Hope you don't mind, but I just linked this to my own blog. It's awesome. I would love to see some more pictures of the room, close-ups of the shelves and what you have on them. My daughter is just one year old, so I am just now starting to get into the major art supplying stage with her. I can barely keep stock in markers! I actually did some Reggio studying in grad school at Texas A & M and loved it. Thanks for your blog! It really inspired me to do some new things and get out of my box!

Comment by Lauren on June 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM

I love your art hanging with plexiglass! How did you hang the plexi glass from the ceiling and also attach the two pieces together?

Comment by Lori Pickert on June 23, 2015 at 08:00 AM

hi lauren — it was a dropped ceiling so the whole structure is hung from hooks that work with that type of ceiling. each plexi “sandwich” is attached with a book ring in each corner.

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