Ohio Art League
A group of 40 students from the Columbus Art School formed the Columbus Art Students League in 1909 for the purpose of organizing artists for public and mutual benefit. In 1917 the name changed to The League of Columbus Artists and again in 1918 to the Columbus Art League to accommodate expanding membership interest beyond students to include artists in the greater community. The Ohio Art League programs promote and encourage the recognition of highest artistic merit. The League provides opportunities for professional artists to exhibit competitively. Art professionals of international renown have served as jurors for these competitions including Edward Hopper, Max Weber, Grant Wood, Homer St. Gaudens, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Indiana, David Smith, Marsha Tucker, George Sugarman, Klaus Kertess and Audrey Flack.
I'm loving this work desk/station, and I put it together in no time at all.
The station is moveable; around the room or from room to room. The casters make it easy. That said, I have a laminate floor, and have to have the casters braced against something to stop them from rolling away with the station. If you have the same problem, you might try using the included stationary feet.
Lowering the angle of the top might catch a finger if you're not aware.
The drawers are lightweight and small, but nice to have at your fingertips. The side trays are molded plastic. Pencil sized holes work great for differing sizes of pencils, brushes and grease pencils.
I used it as a light table with a lamp under the station.It worked great.
There is a large metal "pencil tray". It's handy, but it will remind you that you should not lean on the top.
We found the trick to using this is to make sure you use enough for the self leveling to take effect. Wish there was some way to get a smooth finish on the short counter-type back splash. Likely should have put down protection on counter and flooded back splash liberally prior to coating counter top. Caution: A thicker coat will require a longer curing time. Be prepared to be without your counter tops for longer than it says in order for them to completely harden.
It took almost 2 months to ship; that is why the 3 stars. I teach at a University, and we wanted a solid easel that could hold up the abuse of students for years. This is definitely a strong easel, and it seems like it will hold up to the test of time. The top portion of the easel allows you to hold paintings at an angle so you decrease reflection of the surface which is nice... but it takes a little bit of time to get used to adjusting it to hold the canvas well. I would buy another one (or 30) if they would have shipped in a week or two. The easel itself gets 5 stars.
- Douglas in St. George, UT
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