An ideal art room has some attributes that are the opposite of those needed in standard classroom. It can be expensive and less than ethical to construct inappropriate and unsafe facilities for learning in visual art.
I write this as an art teacher, designer, artist, and architectural design consultant. This checklist for school artroom design gives a minimum of features needed for art instruction. If you are an art teacher, a new facility is a “chance in a lifetime” to get the kind of teaching space you have always dreamed of. If you are an architect or an administrator, you can take pride in providing the best possible facilities for instruction
Design lots of easy to use display space with white or neutral tack board. Some types of cabinet doors can also be used for display space. Have some display walls in the room so a class can put up all its work and discuss it. Provide more space in the hall for public view. An art class that does not display and discuss its own work is missing at least half of the potential art learning. Nearby hallway display surfaces provide a convenient way to share work with other students, teachers, and visitors to the school.
An Ideal art room has some attributes that are the opposite of those needed standard classroom. It can be expensive and less than ethical to cunstruct in