How to Organise an Art Studio

How to organise an art studio Lorna Robertson Art

One of the most important things when setting up an art studio is having a well organised space. Somewhere I can find the tools and materials I need quickly, so I can focus on being creative and painting.

The main thing is to designate a space to make your art in. It doesn’t have to be big, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. And it can totally be in your home. I've found the best of both worlds with live / work studio in a converted warehouse in Hackney East London. It keeps the costs down. And I don’t need to spend time travelling back and forth.

When I am organising my art studio, I like to have both a desk space, and a white wall space, as I like to paint onto canvas upright and step back to check my progress. I also like to know where all of my tools are and have them easily at hand when I need them. Top of my list are my tubes of oil paint, paint brushes and pencils which are all on my desk. And then my paint pallet by my side.

For storage I have drawers, where I keep tools and materials that I use less frequently, such as oil pastels, charcoal and acrylic paint. And I have flat boxes to store finished paintings and drawings.

I also have my favorite art books and laptop to hand for research. And now a days my phone for social media posts. Other essentials for me include access to coffee, snacks and music!

I like to organise my art studio so that when I’m in there I can relax and enjoy the creative process of painting. I try to clean up at the end of the day, but one of the best things about having a studio or desk is being able to make a mess and leave it out for next time!