No room for an easel in your home? Try this tabletop art easel from Land of Nod.
The tabletop easel is portable so any surface can become an art center.
One side is a chalkboard and the other side is a magnetic dry erase board.
The best part is...
the easel has a magnetic strip at the top for securing paper so your child can use it for painting as well.
You get two wooden art supply trays and space for storing two paints cups. Made of birch, the portable easel is $49 here.