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Looking for a versatile easel that can accommodate all mediums? Our Convertible Studio Easel does it all. Tilt it back to any angle for oil and acrylic painting, forward for pastel work, or configure it in horizontal position for watercolor painting and other wet media. Quick-release hinges allow for quick, easy conversion.
Compare the quality, design, features, and workmanship of Blick Studio Easels with any major brand and we're sure you'll agree we measure up with the best — at a much more affordable price. Plus, we stand behind every easel with our unbeatable 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Totally worth it!
from Trenton, Maine
Comments about Blick Studio Convertible Studio Easel:
I would purchase this easel 10 times over. I like everything about it. It is stable, folds up fairly flat, holds large canvases, and is versatile. This is a no-brainer, especially when on sale!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very Happy with my Purchase!
This easel replaces a French easel that would often collapse on its own without notice. Compared to the French easel design, this easel holds much larger pieces (I am currently working on a 36 x 36" piece) with ease. No wobbling at all.A real selling point to me was the ease of changing from horizontal to vertical to over-vertical for pastel work. I like having options for a variety of media, and this easel handles them all well without any compromises to any one media.Some people complained about the directions, which are a series of drawings. Yes, one or two of the drawings could be updated, but if you have any common sense, you'll figure the directions out pretty easily. The large knobs arrive facing inward rather than to the outside as shown in the drawings. I suspect this is to protect the knobs during shipping.Complete assembly took about 20 minutes. I'd purchase this easel again in a heartbeat!
Love the Easel
My husband got me this easel as a birthday gift. Vi love it. I can do any media on it and love using it outside when doing pastels and water colors. It was easy to put together and only weighs 17 pounds. I like that I can do large pieces on it.
from Saint Paul, MN
I got this easel during the last big sale, paying about $80 for it. At this price I think it can't be beat for value. It is sturdy and offers flexible use, with positions going all the way to horizontal. What I like is that it offers this flexibility without being over-sized and bulky. I changed my dining room in my home to my studio space and this fits in nicely - room size not warehouse studio size, meaning I can easily lift it to move it around; but it doesn't take up the whole floor. I do not think it is worth the listed retail price, but for under $100 it can't be beat.
Sturdy, but COMPLICATED!
from Chicago, IL
The easel is very sturdy with nicely sanded and well-fitting components, but it is VERY complicated to adjust. There are so many different knobs to spin and bolts to turn - and they have to be done in a certain order so that the various pieces will move smoothly as they are adjusted. It takes several minutes to re-adjust for each new piece, which makes my teen daughter hesitate to make herself comfortable while working. Wish we'd realized it was so cumbersome to adjust - would have gone with another model, though the price was definitely very reasonable.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on this easel. Although we understand that disassembling an easel to pack it up and ship it back may be daunting, please know that if the easel doesn't work for you, we'll be happy to work with you on a return. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent. We'll take good care of you!
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Easel is just what I needed.
from Jenison, MI
This product needed no tools to assemble and was real easy to put together. I've used it basically non-stop since I got it and so far, no problems with adjusting positions. Even though I didn't think it would be sturdy enough to hold the highest position when I assembled it, I was surprised by how well the knobs hold and have had no issues. It is also very portable, so I can move it outside when it's nice out. One word about the shipping, overall, I was really pleased by how fast my order came - it arrived in only a couple days with just the standard shipping and everything was in perfect condition.
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Verdict not In.......
By SW Artist
from Tucson, AZ
Just received.... working on first piece… average size canvas
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent customer service! Best quality for price!
from Palm Desert, CA
Ok, the instructions were a little wonky at first but I had read reviews online preparing me for that. Just follow the pictures, and some pictures have the knobs a little different, but all went smooth till hubby went to put top piece in place (that holds canvas in place) and it was obviously cut too thin at the notch, and immediately cracked.I called Customer Service (weekend) and spoke to 3 different extremely nice people, one who took the call, one who took my complaint about the piece, and one to confirm if it was in stock or not. From that call, I assumed someone was to email me in a few days to confirm if they could even replace that part. In fact, 4 days later a new part just showed up at my door. Awesome!Love this easel, such a great price, and excellent service!
I am one of THOSE artists!
By No Straight lines here.
from Tulsa, Ok
So I paint on a table or on a canvas mounted on the wall, so first easel other than field. I am pretty sure it is put together incorrectly. My ex husband took a look at it and said it was correct, if so it is difficult to adjust positions and judging from all the reviews I think its put together hanky. I will definitely check as I am in the middle of an acrylic ink screen and I am mad at the easel cuz It is too annoying to go table easel...
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I need guidance
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Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. From your photo, it appears that the plastic spacer at the pivot joint is installed directly beneath the knob and metal washer rather than between the two pieces of wood, which would cause the difficulty you describe. A member of our Product Information Team will be following up with you via email for further assistance.
Quality and flexibility for a very low price
Incredibly sturdy for the price. Easy to assemble and the options for holding canvases of many sizes and at all levels, including pastel work, make this easel a no brainer. And I really like the lower shelf, which I find much easier to use than the paint boxes that sometimes are attached to the back of easels.
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