Easel is a stand for displaying and working and can support a canvas, blackboard, tiles, plates, etc. There are several different types, including portable ones that can be folded and in the illustrations below there are three; the first one on the left slants, it is light and the legs can be closed; the center one is good because the main part can be straight or moved backward; and the last photo shows the easel I have in my studio that is straight and has wheels. They all have two bars; each has a fence on the outer edge to stop what they hold from slipping off and they can be moved up and down to support work of different sizes. I prefer the straight ones because if you work for many hours it is better for your back. For painting or displaying tiles and plates, stands are used.
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