Sketching and painting becomes a whole lot easier when it is performed on an easel that is as sturdy and finely crafted as our French Easel is. The Marseilles Studio portable wooden artist easel is a fine investment for artists who are as serious about their art equipment as they are about creating art. This sturdy French Easel is finely crafted from the wood of the Elm tree, a wood that is highly coveted for its pliant nature, durability and resistance to splitting. Elm wood is so durable that it was once used to craft wagon wheels and ancient chariots; rest assured that it can even stand up to use by the most energetic of pint-sized artists. This high-quality wooden French easel is attractively outfitted with brass hardware and sturdy elm wood telescoping legs. Safety features, such as its tip-resistant nonskid feet, makes it an especially great art easel choice for kids. To stash art supplies, there s a partitioned drawer to keep them organized and close by. The handy carry strap and leather handle makes it easy to follow the Muse whenever it calls upon you to sketch a beautiful new picture; simply fold and transport our portable artist easel to wherever inspiration beckons!