But it's well worth it, I think.
I've turned the whole west side of the room into a mini-studio. It includes the 'wet' art area (not pictured as it is still in process), the writing center, and a mini-light studio.
Here is a picture of the empty northwest corner (formerly the dramatic play area). It is now a light studio (the umbrella defines writing table). Comforters hang in between the classroom to help block noise. We should be getting walls by winter break.
I hung the weaving project in between the wet art area and the writing table to help define the areas while maintaing an open feel.
A close up of the light studio:
I've intentionally left wall space empty (SO hard to do) for projector work. I think I can use some painters tape to adhere paper to the wall so they can trace objects they are interested in.
Here are the shelves along the west wall that contain the studio materials:
I arranged this shelf perpindicular to the 'wall' to also define the space between the wet area and the writing table.
I'm always open to dialouge! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions feel free to post!