Being an artist is a tough job. We work very long hours, have a lot of deadlines and need a well organized space to be creative. So when deciding on a how to create the “perfect studio” there are a lot of things to consider. It doesn’t matter if you are starting fresh out with your first studio or looking to improve what you have. Just do it. Because you really can create the “perfect studio”.
This week I am going to share a lot of tips for you to consider to make your studio perfect! So follow along with me and I think you will be happy with the end result.
Some artists have studios that are open to the public. Other artists have private workspaces in their homes. Some artists studios are located in a barn or in a boat storage space. Other studios are in warehouses, sheds, tree houses, and even out of doors. It’s important to realize that you just need a space that suits you, your art needs and your budget.
Whether your art pays the bills or is simply a hobby, you want your art space to allow you to experience creativity and inspiration. Your studio belongs to you, which means that you should decorate it however you see fit. Maybe you prefer blank walls, or perhaps you would rather plaster your area with pictures, photos and quotes that really inspire you.
The first thing you need to do is choose the right spot. As much as we would all love to have a very large and cool space with floor to ceiling north-facing windows, for many that just isn't possible. And that is fine! It's more important to have an area that is easily accessible and comfortable.
While you might not have a lot of options when it comes to choosing your studio space, consider everything. Don't discount a room, just because it's your dining room. If you consider how often you actually use your dining room, it just might be the perfect spot!
I do think you need to try to have a separate space for your studio. Eating in the same room could be problematic as some of your art supplies may contain toxic chemicals. So if the dining room looks like the right spot, don't plan on eating in there too!
Although many of us think that the size of your studio is the most important thing, don't let it play that big of a factor in choosing the location. Remember you need space to paint. You need an area to store your basic materials. Often a huge area can collect clutter and can be distracting. It's more important to find a well lit and bright room that inspires you to create!
Check back tomorrow as I discuss if your studio should be inside or outside of your house.
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