Easels come in different sizes, shapes, each made for its own purpose and from different materials. There are floor easels and table top easels available depending on what type of painting you may want to try or teach. Easels come in metal and wood and are used to either hold up the canvas while the artist is painting or drawing or for displaying finished pieces of art. Some easels even have storage for your painting supplies. Easels can be perfect for your classroom art show or to help your student artist take their skill to the next level.