Record of one of the first easels ever used in history was chronicled by Pliny the Elder in the first century CE. His book, Natural History, is said to contain nearly all of the ancient knowledge about the world that preceded him, down to last artist’s detail.


Today, our Workshop Easel celebrates the ingenuity and quality of the first easels ever created and serves as a true inspiration for creatives of all ages who enjoy working wih traditional mediums.

The shape of our Workshop Easel is commonly referred to as an ‘A’ frame easel because it looks like an uppercase letter ‘A.’ It has many uses as it’s both functionally convenient and adds dynamic visual appeal as a home décor accessory. It’s the most popular choice for holding signage at exhibitions, displaying artwork events, galleries, and weddings, and of course, holding a fresh blank canvas steadily and comfortably so you can create your very own masterpiece.

The Workshop Easel by Van Gogh’s Ear Woodshed holds a standard 3.8cm thick stretched canvas as well as a 1.9cm stretched thin frame canvas and is sturdy enough to hold a large drawing board. It will hold anything up to 5cm in thickness.

The head of the easel can be adjusted or removed to hold large artwork or signage; up to 2 meters (or 200 cm) with ease. The adjustable front holder, the “lip” that holds the working surface steadily in place, can be moved up and down on the metal ratchet. This gives you the option of 11 different positions, allowing you to easily change it up so you can display artwork or signage at an assortment of heights. You can also angle the back leg of the easel at various degrees for secure working positions.

The Workshop Easel by Van Gogh’s Ear Woodshed is an easel that will withstand time even in highly trafficked areas and with consistent classroom and studio use. It is our most popular choice of easel for beginners, intermediate, and advanced creators. Although it’s most commonly used when working with acrylic and oil paintings, it’s also an excellent easel for large sketching work with charcoal and pastel as it will effortlessly hold a drawing board with clips and large sheets of Bulky Newspaper.

You may work with the Workshop Easel by Van Gogh’s Ear Woodshed by standing or sitting, whatever is most comfortable for you. It’s a wonderful staple for artists of every age whether you love to draw, paint, or sketch, and it will surely last many years to come.


The Workshop Easel by Van Gogh’s Ear Woodshed is a true testament to what quality art supplies and tools can do for the classical studio artist.