Easels encompass a wide range of needs for every level of artist from beginner to professional. They can be made from different grades of wood and aluminum with styles ranging from master easels, to display easels, to small tabletop easels. You can pay ten ($10.00) to ten-hundred ($1,000.00) dollars for an easel, so it’s a good idea to do some research and find out what type of easel best suits your needs and style. No matter the decision, an easel can ease your work considerably.
Types of Easels
Two of the most common types of easels are studio and sketching easels. Studio easels are large and quite often heavy. They are designed to support large canvases and are typically constructed of wood. Sketching easels are light and compact for portability. They are designed to hold smaller canvases and can be used when sketching or painting outdoors.