It’s always a dream job to get to help with Organizing a Painting Studio. I was excited to begin working with this artist and be able to help get this beautiful new home studio space set up!
The artist was not yet using the studio space so the project began by sorting items into categories for use and designating spaces and systems for organizing and using the space and materials. I also helped with furniture placement, to make the space both comfortable and functional when in use and for relaxing and finding Inspiration. After all, when an artist isn’t working in their studio, they should still LOVE to be in their space, so creating a relaxing and inviting environment is very important to the process!
Studio Entrance Before (left) and After (right)
Studio “Wet” area with sink
Studio Looking In
This artist now has ample room, light and a well thought out space where each item is closely stored in zones created based upon their designated use. For example the paints and paint brushes are near the palettes and easels, the drawing tools are near the drawing table, the frames are stored in an out of the way area and there are two comfortable chairs are set up for reading with books nearby for inspiration and research, working with models and sitting back to evaluate/get perspective of ongoing work. I’ve suggested a couple small projects that will allow for better storage of certain items in the space (paper bins and an area for hanging extra frames). To give you an idea of time needed for this type of project, I worked mainly alone (due to this clients health condition) for about 6 hours to complete the space.
I will follow up several times to be sure that the space and placement of items is working well and if needed we will make adjustments so the client will be able to maintain a certain level of organization on their own.
Working with artists is a particular passion of mine. I am so excited for this artist to begin to work in this new space and allow the creative process to flow unhindered by clutter!