• Kendra Sartorelli

Setting Up a Home Art Studio

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

With so many of us spending more time at home these days, setting up a home art studio can be a great way for many people to engage in a creative hobby themselves, or encourage kids and family to have fun with art. Even if you don’t have a lot of extra room in your house or apartment, there are lots of ways you can carve out a space to make art and creativity a part of your life. Here are just a few ideas and tips.

Choose a space to devote to your art studio. This can be done by dividing a room into your living space and art studio, using shelving or a table as a divider. If you don’t have a lot of space to spare, you could even just take over a corner of a room and make that your art studio corner. A closet could even be made into an art studio by moving clothing into another closet or storage space, and adding a small desk, chair or tiny shelving unit into the closet. A little art supply cart on wheels that you can keep in this closet is a great idea! You may also want to consider an unused area of your home to turn into your art studio. A garage, attic or basement could become the perfect space for this. Just make sure you are considering things like heating and humidity levels before you set up an art studio in a space like this.

Consider ways that you could re-purpose your existing furniture to help with setting up your studio space. An old table, shelf unit or chair that you haven’t used in a long time could gain new life as a part of your studio! Furniture that you won’t worry about getting scratched up, or getting paint and other stains on is ideal. If you need an easel for your studio but don’t have room for a large easel, a small table top easel, or a folding easel that can fit in a corner or closet is perfect. An old sheet music stand or a book stand can also be used as an easel.

If you don’t have enough space in your home to have a permanent art studio, you can create a portable art kit that you take out and use when you’re feeling creative. A pouch can be perfect for this. Any size pouch can work, just choose one that will fit all the supplies you want to use. You may want to decorate your pouch, or choose a special one with a design you enjoy. The more you want to pick it up, the more often you’re likely to use it! A bucket can also be used as a portable art kit, and some tool buckets even have different pockets and compartments.

I hope you have found these tips to be helpful! The most important thing here is to take care of yourself, and feel relaxed and inspired. You can use as many or as few of these tips as you need, and you can create a space that is just for you, or one that several members of your household can enjoy. Have fun with creating your home art studio space!

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