When I started teaching a *few* years ago, I was a bit overwhelmed by the size of my Art Room and the amount of STUFF in it. In an attempt to corral some of the chaos, I started with what I’m good at – I started to organize.
I’m a bit of a stickler when it comes to organization. My mom would scoff at that simple statement and would be quick to point out that I’ve had my life organized in binders and to-do lists since I could write! While I make jokes about having a bit of OCD, I do believe my art room functions better when everyone knows where everything should go. And what began as a simple organizing strategy has become a sort of trademark! I organize everything in ROYGBIV order – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet! My students know it, my coworkers know it, my family knows it!
Some of my favorite organizational systems have been in place since I inherited my art room, others are brand new this year, and others have evolved as my needs or my students’ need have changed, but at the core is ROYGBIV. Here are some photos of some of my favorite spaces in my Art Room. Enjoy!