Judging by the spike in readership during the compact art studio series, there is a lot of interest in art studio design. I hope other writers pick up on this and publish their successful solutions for efficient use of space. Meanwhile, I apologize for dropping the ball—I was going to list a few untried (by me) ideas. Here they are:
Remember those huge television armoires? For an artist who has inquisitive toddlers and no designated space in which to work, I would think the interior of a big tv armoire could be converted to easel/painting space without too much difficulty. Under-counter lighting could provide necessary light. A tabletop easel could sit in the tv space. Attach some wire or plastic racks to the interior walls to hold supplies. A lock on the cabinet would make it child-proof. For artists who sit, an old computer armoire might be better.
For artists lucky enough to have a room in which to work, but challenged by kids or pets, a Dutch-door (the top half open, bottom half closed) can allow contact and communication with less under-foot distraction. There are other types of door barriers that are more transparent and can accomplish the same thing.
That’s it for my compact studio ideas. Next blog is about my all-time favorite art blogger. Find out who that is and why!