Metal Easels are a good alternative to the sometimes bulky wooden easels. Typically lighter, many of these easels also fold up for easy storage.

Metal Tripod Field Easels

Folding Tripod Easels are metal easels, with three legs, that fold up easily for storage and transportation. These easels are a good alternative to sketchbox easels and are lighter to carry for plein air painting. Many are for vertical painting, but some do lay flat for watercolor work.

 
Folding Metal Table Easels
 
Steel Tube Classroom/Studio Easels

Steel Tube Easels are strong and durable, ideal for the universities, high schools, and community art centers. However, many artists prefer a traditional wooden easel for the home studio, because they are more adjustable, or a lightweight aluminum easel, because they are more portable.

 

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