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The Ravenna Easel, crafted of seasoned elm, travels compactly as a sketchbox, and is approximately the size of a laptop computer.
Place it on any flat surface, and the easel unfolds and expands to hold canvases up to 34" tall. Adjust the working angle anywhere from 0° to 90°.
Ravenna's base has a convenient, locking side access drawer for securely storing plenty of paints, brushes, and other art supplies.
Its sturdy construction, compact size, and very reasonable price make it an ideal choice both for travel and for tight home workspaces. A comfortable leather handle makes for easy transport.
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from Idyllwild, CA
Comments about Art Alternatives Ravenna Table Sketchbox Easel:
This easel is fabulous! Perfect size, sturdy, and adjustable to different size canvases, and angles from upright for painting to flat for doing water colors. The built in drawer is perfect for storing brushes and supplies. Plus, it transports perfectly -- locks up securely, about the size of a small briefcase, so that it's light and easy to transport when you're on the go. It's an excellent value at a great low price. Love it!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from St. Cloud, Fl
My friend bought this exact same box at another store and paid 2x as much.
Convenient and practical
By Yachtie M
I got this table easel because I don't have a lot of room where I live to set up drawing/painting space. I got this one because of the flexibility in the angle of the easel itself as well as the flexibility in the size of the pad/paper it can accommodate. As another reviewer said, the stuff in the drawer will slip out because the dividers do not go all the way to the top. But that is of little consequence. The finish is rough on the plain one, so I actually got some wood wax to put some protection on the wood itself. One thing that is slightly off though is the bottom holder piece that you place the paper on. This one is not straight and is about 2 mm lower on the right side than the left. May not seem like a lot until you are drawing that horizontal line across the paper! The top piece is straight but these cannot be switched around, unfortunately. So far it hasn't been an issue as I have had my paper clipped to a board. Otherwise, it is decent all around.
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Excellent easel for beginners and seasoned painters alike
from San Jose, CA
I'm a mom of two but I really want to take up painting. I bought this easel because it folded up and traveled nicely so that I could take it to work and paint during my lunch break. The quality is impressive and quite easy to use. I would highly recommend. Plus, Blick shipping was easy and quick.
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from Pensacola, Fl
Excellent for my purposes
from Emmaus, PA
I'm really happy with this, my first and hopefully last easel purchase. It's well built and feels solid. I'm using it on my lap for drawing and on a table for watercolor; the ability of the bottom rail to go down below table top is very useful ( my table is round). With an angle between 20 and 30 degrees (watercolor) and higher (drawing), it is quite tight and resists pressure nicely. So it works great for my normal usage. Lower than 20 degrees it slips under pressure until it's flat. Haven't tried leather washers or equivalent. This is not a problem for me at all; on the rare occasion when I might want to use it in between flat and 20, a board in between the easel and back works fine. I'm amazed that I could get such a completely satisfactory easel with such good design for so little money.
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from Fishers, in
This is a great combination of function and looks. The black finish is dressy and I am happy to leave it on my work table. It suits my purpose very well.
from Euless Texas
I love this easel. Easy to use and set up. It is also sturdy. I did buy an additional clip on light and that works great as well.
from Maryland Annapolis
Unfortunately, the inside drawer sticks sometimes. Everything else is pretty decent.
Portable and stable
from Trenton, NJ
Couldn't beat the sale price. So excited to use this new product. Ready out of the box. Sturdy. Well made.
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