Updated: Jan 20
Hey friends, welcome to the digital tour of my artist studio! I am excited to share with you an exclusive look at my studio, show the functions it serves and tips for designing your own creative space.
5 Fun Functions of my Artist Studio
1. Art-making station
2. Creative teaching space
3. Sleek office/study
4. Satisfying storage
5. Photography and video recording
This section of my studio is definitely my favourite! I've made so many artworks that I adore in this space, and it has good vibes all around (want to see some unique art? Check it out here). This area takes up a good chunk of my studio and consists of minimal, essential items:
Table with plastic cover - protect your surfaces! I've ruined so many desks with permanent paint...haha whoops
Laptop and PC
Box for tape
LED desk lamp
That's it! So simple. When designing your own creative space, take some time to learn what items are your must-haves, that you use every day. Other items can be stored elsewhere to help keep your space clutter-free. It took me years to figure this out, so be kind to yourself :)
Creative Teaching Space
I love sharing my artistic knowledge with others and helping people with their creative journies. Typically I teach in person, both private and group classes, but with COVID-19 I now offer online classes. New equipment and technology allow me to teach from my studio and reach students from different locations from the safety of their homes. Interested in online classes? Click here.
Do you spend a lot of time on the computer? I sure do! Therefore, it's important workspaces feel comfortable and organized, since sitting at a computer can sometimes be draining! For me, I make sure my office space is as inviting as possible. To achieve this, I have plants, my artwork and a sun catcher to brighten up the room. I have a guitar and a framed piece of art one of my students gave me.
Why waste time looking for what you need? Put items in clear bins to see what's inside (thanks Marie Kondo!). Label bins on all sides to know exactly where to put things back and have bins easily accessible. I put my art supplies on a large metal shelf in my closet. This way of storing supplies makes life so much easier and saves time. No matter what your craft, staying organized is to your benefit!
Photography & Video Recording
Being an artist, I often have to learn a variety of other skills to help share my art with the world. Photography, video recording and editing can be artist expressions in their own right. I use my studio to photograph my own artwork, create videos for Youtube and my blogs and do body painting photoshoots. For more about body painting, check out my blogs sharing my artist process here. If you're interested in doing your own editing, there are some great inexpensive and free programs out there such as Flimora9 and GIMP. Adobe products are also excellent programs yet will cost you a bit more.
That's it for now! I'd love to hear your thoughts below in the comment section and feel free to check out my new Youtube channel! To stay in touch, sign up below for my artist newsletter. Thank you for reading, I'm so glad you're here.