I purchased this easel for my 7 year old daughter to use. She loves to draw and paint so I knew that she would love this. The easel folds up and comes with a storage bag so we can take it with us on-the-go. She loves to set it up outside and sketch the things she observes. We also use it to hold a dry erase board during her homeschool lessons. We plan to use it to display her 4-H presentation boards when they get to resume their meetings.