You deserve a space in which to make your art. A space that is sacred, and just for you, your creativity, and to nurture yourself. Carving out and maintaining that space can be tricky when there are so many things and people demanding time and space in our lives. I want to help you make a space that stokes your creativity and invites you to create with joy.
Examining Your Assumptions, and Making a Plan
This is one of the unique parts of this class. I help you to slow down, and get in touch with what you really want out of your art practice, and therefore your space, before we touch a thing.
+ Examine your assumptions about your art studio.
+ Visualize what might be possible and dream big.
+ Accept your space limitations and then do more than you thought possible within them.
For most of us, clutter gets in the way of making art.
If you don’t have open table space, or you can’t find your materials, you can’t create.
A huge part of what I’ll teach you is how to decide what stays and what goes.
I will guide you step by step – working through categories of items that typically clutter artists’ studios and get in the way of creating. I’ll even help you identify where to donate your unwanted items.
The Studio Inspiration section is one of my favorite parts of the class.
+ Peek into 12 different artists’ studios.
+ See a variety of spaces: from bedroom to barn.
+ Steal other artists tips and ideas.
+ We ALL deserve time and space to create, I want to show you how.
Room for Inspiration
Your space can be organized, functional, and inspiring. I’ll show you how to fold in little bits of magic into your studio.
I want you to walk into your space and feel welcomed, invited, and tempted to create.
I converted my dining room to an art space, but have struggled to make it functional. But what I’ve learned from your class has resulted in a huge mind shift, it’s like a switch has finally been turned off from the mentality of “I might use this one day” to really understanding that clearing space equals freeing up energy to create. But, it’s even more than that. Just the way you speak about spaces of any type/size as studios offers that extra oomph of validation I was missing.
Thank you, Amy, for your kind, gentle, and fun inspiration and encouragement. I am a happier and healthier person for learning from you.
Studio Space has helped me narrow down, pass on the supplies I don’t need, and organize what I work with.
I’m feeling very good about what’s happening in my studio space. I feel motivation to create that has been missing. I think it was lost in the mess.
Studio Lighting and Furniture
We will look at different options for drawers, shelving, tables, and lighting.
I’ll offer lots of ideas from my own studio.
You’ll get ideas for repurposing furniture and sourcing it free or inexpensively.
See creative ways to occupy part of a common space, such as a living room or dining room.
Learn how to:
Divide, categorize, and contain.
Create distinct creation stations,
Open up table space so you can create.
Make a structure in the studio that makes organization easy ongoing.
Use Your Checklist to Organize Your Approach
Clear outs, organizing supplies, and moving things around in your space all take time and thought. It’s important to take it at your own pace and in your way. Your chunky 60 page PDF has tons of helpful information, links, and resources, and also a fabulous checklist to keep you on task.
I’ve tried to think of everything to help you have success in creating the studio of your dreams in the space you have.