An art easel is described as an upright support for the production of artistic pieces. An easel enables the user to rest a canvas or drawing surface upon it in order to complete a set piece of work whilst observing his or her subject. It also allows an artist to adjust the angle at which they can work, whilst still providing the support needed.
Most artists easels are wooden and fully adjustable in height. They are also designed in many sizes such as table easels to fit within small working spaces from living rooms, kitchens and are an ideal easel to travel with. Some table easels are called box easels as they have storage compartments ideal for your artist supplies to be stored away. Most sketching easels have a 3 leg design that easily folds and adjusts in height. Making them compact enough to travel with or simply tidy away. Studios easels however are designed to be in a more permanent position. They are much heavier easels making them much more sturdier and ideal for larger work. Most studio wooden easels will fold flat in some way to save some space but they are still very large. All easels are also great for displays at galleries, weddings or any other events.