Create your own Art Studio

You need your art studio if you need space as an outlet for your creative desires. Not many of us have oodles of spare room, but there are some great ideas you can practice to make space for your artistic needs. It doesn’t have to be big, but it does need to be ‘your’ space.

Closet Conversion

Have a sort through your clothes and squeeze some space out of one of your closets. You can remove the doors, add some shelving, or add a desk and chair. This way, you can create your own small studio space and have a convenient place to store all your supplies.

Fold-down table

You can install one of these anywhere you have some spare wall space, and the great thing about this is that you can fold it up when not in use to save space.

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Take over the garage or a part of it as your art studio. Alternatively, use a basement or even attic space currently full of storage boxes or junk. You may need to adjust the space for damp, humidity, or heating conditions.

Art Caddy

Putting your supplies on a mobile cart means it can be wheeled away when not in use but is a handy area to store everything you need when you need it. Have all your materials ready but quickly out of harm’s way during family time.

Room Divider

If you have to use a dining or living room, consider dividing the room into one living space and one art area. To create boundaries, you can use shelving, a screen, or a table.

Things you’ll need:

A desk – for sitting, planning, and storing your supplies.

Printing Supplies – Depending on the type of art you’ll be creating, if you’re making printed items, consider Screen Printing Equipment from a site like

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Adequate Lighting: Natural lighting is the best option, but if you have to repurpose an enclosed space like a closet or basement, then make sure you install bright overhead lighting that doesn’t create odd shadows or dark patches.

A large selection of brushes – when focusing on finer details, you’ll need smaller brushes with more delicate bristles, while larger areas benefit from thick brushes with more prominent bristles.

Floor protection – if you don’t care about the floor in a garage or basement, you won’t need to worry about this, but if you’re in the house, find something to cover up the flooring. A big bed sheet will work just as well as anything bought for the purpose, and a piece of the tarp will do the job too.

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