Ah, we've come to the final round of our apartment chronicles. I made Lara an art desk:
From IKEA: Vika Amon table top, Vika Oleby table legs, Index curtain rod hangers, Mala drawing paper roll, brushes, paints. From the hardware store: wooden dowel, cut down to size with a handsaw.
Turns out what you need to get a kid interested in art is to actually have a place to make said art. Shocking.