Two years ago, our school added a new multi-purpose room to their campus. Like many Southern California schools, we don’t have gymnasiums. Some schools have small lunchrooms and most have some sort of multi-purpose room, but ours was tiny. So we were able to build a brand new structure to house school plays, PTA meetings, gym class and art shows.
Only problem? No ceiling wires in which to hang student art. I use to drape long sheets of paper over these “wires” (the student artwork was stapled to these long sheets). Now, we just have three walls. So when I went Google searching for some creative solutions, I found this blog: The Craft Junkie. If you scroll down the page, you’ll notice some pretty cool looking displays on wheels. I emailed this picture to my handy-dandy buddy, Mario and within a couple of days, we had this:
Pretty cool, huh? The panels are hollow pocket doors which weigh practically nothing. We hinged two doors together and screwed in wheels. Now I have three lightweight, portable display boards for the center of the MPR. If you’re like me and want to know how many pieces of art I can display, I estimated about 120 pieces. Yippee! And all for under $200!
The art show is in 3 weeks…stay tuned!