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What’s an art studio like?

What’s an art studio like? art studio, artist’s workroom

An art studio is an artist’s workroom. It is a view into the artist’s mind. It is where one’s most prominent aesthetic triumphs sit adjacent to one’s biggest disappointments. It is both, a position of satisfaction and dissatisfaction; motivation and disappointment. Above all, it is a vital place in which an artist may develop their skills.


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“A room of one’s own is perhaps even more important for your mindset than for practical reasons. It’s a place for you to grow and develop, a haven and a sanctuary.”  (Anna Held Audette, “The Blank Canvas: Inviting the Muse”)

What’s an art studio like? art studio, artist’s workroom

From a cave wall in Lascaux to a downtown modern space, artists have used a private place, “a room of one’s own,” in which they can fulfil their dreams. A studio is a place where interesting enchantment happens. It’s the conjuring spot of new ideas, styles, or structures. Sometimes, it even comes to be viewed as sacrosanct, a place where guests move toward becoming travellers to the holy place of art. Then again, as an artist, Joe Fig stated that, “A place where everyday undertakings and extremely non-spectacular things go on.”

“I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense… symbolic of themselves.” (Richard Avedon)

What’s an art studio like? art studio, artist’s workroom

Whatever your art studio may look like, its purpose remains the same: a holy place designed specifically for the goal of making art, whatever that means. Famous writer Joseph Campbell once said. “You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”

What’s an art studio like? art studio, artist’s workroom

Having a studio to call your own doesn’t require huge amounts of cash or heaps of space. It’s your sacred place which is the only thing important. So here are few suggestions when setting up your own art studio:

  • Natural light, or not
    For some types of art, light is a crucial aspect. While considering a space for its natural light, consider what time of day will you be more likely to work and where the windows face; north, south, east, and west; the brightness and shade will radically shift depending on the time of the day.
    If natural light is not a possibility there are different artificial lights that vary from warm to cool light, from white to yellows and everything in between, choose what suits you better according to your needs.

What’s an art studio like? Natural light, or not

  • Decoration
    Arranging and “decorating” your space is probably the most “self-defining” act you can do to make your studio your own. Inspiration comes from what is around us. So, filling your space with things that either directly influence or inspire your work or things that you find intriguing, beautiful, or that make you feel good is vital to an enjoyable and productive workspace.

What’s an art studio like? Decoration

  • Mindset
    Probably the greatest myth of all. Honestly, I am, once in a while in the mindset to drop everything and go to the studio. The conceivable outcomes for either a decent day in the studio or a terrible day in the studio are perpetual. When you sense that you have such a great amount on your plate as of now, it can be overwhelming to start working. That is the point at which you need to state “screw it,” I couldn’t care less about whatever else, I simply need to create! In the end, work makes more work. So, to create as an artist, you should overcome your thoughts and start creating. Believe me, when it’s all finished, you will be glad you did.

What’s an art studio like? Mindset

  • Productivity and battling the imaginative square
    When you are lazy, your art is lazy; when you hold back, it holds back; when you hesitate, it stands there staring, hands in its pockets. But when you commit, it comes on like blazes. (David Bayles & Ted Orland, “Art & Fear”)

I have no genuine answer on the most proficient method to remain gainful or battle the imaginative piece other than continue doodling, drawing, perusing, composing etc. Always try to remain open to motivation and above all, endeavour to continue working continuously.

What’s an art studio like? Productivity and battling the imaginative square

Your art may express your identity, yet it doesn’t have to direct your entire life. Having a studio space can be really advantageous for you, and, in case you’re endeavouring to transform your art into a business, it can be fiscally valuable as well! Do the work. Really, it is the secret of success. Work, work, work until you fulfil your dreams, your desires. Your hard work will definitely pay you in several ways!

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” (Andy Warhol)

What’s an art studio like?

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