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Dedicating a space to your art is important when committing to productivity and dedication within a creative process. Similar to an office, art studio at home can become that uninterrupted haven of creativity and inspiration that so many artists and photographers seek.
Many cities and towns are bustling with a vibrant art scene and offer studio spaces to rent, enabling creators to socialise and vibe with other local artists. However, paying out costly monthly rent for a mere few square metres of studio space in the city is not for everyone. An effective art studio is attainable at home and has its own benefits. Here are some tips to create your very own artistic haven.
Shine A Light
Lighting is the first thing you need in a creative space, whether you are painting, sculpting, or photographing. Utilize rooms that are soaked in natural light with big windows, or invest in a good white light lamp or studio lighting to give you the best working environment. If you are a daytime painter, arrange your easel space facing away from the window to bathe your canvas in natural light.
Equipment And Tools
Art studios are a place for us to develop our practice, and this means challenging ourselves. Supply your home studio with tools that will encourage you to create to the best of your ability. Invest in an easel, treat yourself to your favourite paints, brushes, and pallet knives. At the same time, upcycle various interesting objects to incorporate into your work: textured fabrics and tissues, props and materials.
Organize Your Space
One of the major factors to consider with a home studio is that it is, in fact, a part of your home. Keeping it organized and tidy will help your home feel less cluttered. Keep your creative juices flowing by finding some shelves and drawers to store your equipment and tools. Whether it is painting equipment or your camera kit, giving every piece of your kit home will help you work effectively.
Article written by Kate Smith