View Full Version : FOCUS GROUP: Easels

09-18-2002, 12:54 AM
My initial thoughts:

I've loaded up a quite a few easel products into the product review system. So far, the categories are:

- Easel Accessories
- Art Workstations (the big, all-in-one workstations)
- Children's Easels
- Display/Presentation Easels
- Giant Easels (oversized)
- Pochade Boxes
- Portable and Field Easels (french!)
- Sketchbox Easels
- Studio Easels (A-Frames, H-Frames, Single Masts, etc.)
- Table Top and Table-Mount Easels

We need to focus on the rating types for the various easel-related categories.

My initial thought was to just have an "overall rating" question for easels. But then I thought, we could probably get a bit more specific than this:

The Current List:

Here is the current list (which I will try to keep as up-to-date as possible):

Quality of Construction: 1=poorly made, 5 = Excellent Quality
Durability: 1=poor, 5 = Very Durable!
Value for the Money (1=a waste, 5 = worth every penny!)



09-18-2002, 08:38 PM
scott, since i am not the best for words and usually cant explain what i mean, what about flexability, ease of handling ( like moving it up and down) and also the ht of biggest canvas one can use
since i am short, to me it is important to have a painting level thats easy for me to use(dont laught, sometimes i have to use two chairs to get to the height (set by mfg) that others would call tooooo low)

09-19-2002, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the feedback! :)

After thinking this through some more, it occured to me that some subcategories of easels will be different. For example:

Portable & Field Easels: Handling, Set-up, Durability, Value for the Money

Gigantic Easels: Handling, Assembly, Durability, Value for the Money

Pochade Boxes: Durability, Value for the Money

All other categories: Handling, Durability, Value for the Money


09-19-2002, 03:10 PM
Also, I've added the initial easel entries to the live system. They are not yet available for reviews, but you can at least see the subcategories, and what is in them. :)

09-19-2002, 05:38 PM
sounds good to me scott!!!!

will take a gander through and see.

Maria Gusta
04-19-2011, 10:17 PM
Some of us use other sorts of work stations for 2-D media, such as drafting tables, or artists' horses. These do not fit under easels OR furniture.

I do not mean secondary tables any of us might use to hold things or for matting etc, but those used as the primary furniture equipment for the original artistic work.