Below, you will find links to websites offering free instructions to build an easel by yourself. In his post on How to build your own Pochade Box , where he goes into great detail (and I highly recommend reviewing this post) he show’s how he used a small bungee cord through slots to hold the panel in place. Another great website dedicated to helping people build easy projects is In the video about building a children’s easel, you will be taken through many steps. Finger painting is wildly popular among the knee high contingency because they are pros at using their fingers.
There is also a gallery of photos from people who have built their own easels using Grosser’s plans (images above, bottom row), as well as emails with anecdotes, descriptions of customizations and clever enhancements, and even stories of easels built from scrap materials for under $20, some of them looking wonderfully rough hewn and rustic. For the same reason, EASEL Training Oy is always one of the organizers in every EASEL methodology training (please see the standards in section Info). So now if you ever get the urge to paint a canvas in a size or shape that the store don’t have; just pick up some wood, a saw and some canvas, and make your own.
This portable easel is carried by a rope handle, and lengths of rope also supply tension between the two panels so they won’t slide all the way open while your kids (or you!) are working on the easel. Phil had a studio just a couple of blocks from the arts district with all the galleries and a lot of artist came by his studio often and saw this easel and bought then. The only thing I purchased for this was something called a t nut, which is what allows me to fasten the easel to a camera tripod.
The Santa Fe has a winch system which will move the painting tray independently from the mast (although you do need to loosen some knobs first it seems). Getting a sailboat around an island or activities with safe and talkative” EASEL – horses and dogs are sure to switch-on everyone’s brain in a memorable way but there are many other ways, too. Most easels feature a chalkboard, whiteboard, or magnetic surface and are transformed into painting or drawing easels by simply clipping paper over these surfaces. Then I wanted to decorate that lovely painted board so it would look like a painting.
So now that your clones are ready, before you get any further you need your own GUIDs so your Custom Easel and its set of paintings are really custom and don’t mix the wrong way with the original Maxis easel or paintings. The frame is inexpensive to build, but the dry-erase boards can make the costs add up. To keep the price down, use ¼-inch plywood instead and cover it with chalkboard or magnetic paint.