Classroom Management

Why Every Art Room Needs a Carpet

A carpet in the art room? You may think I am crazy.  A carpet provides a great gathering place for students and I can’t imagine my art room without one.

It sure beats students huddled around a demo table or messing with stuff at their seats while I talk.

Watch this video to see how I use a classroom carpet in the art room, and why I think you should get one, too!


Missed some of my classroom setup posts about how I use my carpet and demo area? No problem! Catch up by clicking below!

How do you gather students in a structured way for instruction? 

What is working for you, and what do you want to change when it comes to gathering and demo time? 


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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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