As someone who is passionate about art, you know that a clean work space is a must if you want to create the best product possible. But it can be hard maintaining a clean studio space when your creative process spills over into all corners of your workspace and materials are scattered everywhere! In this blog post, I will share with you 5 ways to maintain a clean studio space as an artist so that you can focus on what really matters: creating beautiful art.
Organize by function
One of the easiest ways to maintain a clean studio space is to organize your room into functional areas. For example, create one area for painting and another for drawing so that you can easily put away supplies when they are no longer needed there. This will make it easier for you to find things later too!
Keep a trash can in every zone
Another way to maintain a clean studio space is by keeping your floor clear of clutter so that you have plenty of room for walking around. By having multiple trash cans in different zones, it will be easier to keep the area free from waste when you are done working on something there. Be sure also to check the trash regularly to avoid creating a mess!
Use bins and drawers
If you are having trouble finding things because they are scattered everywhere, consider using plastic storage containers or filing cabinets. This will make it easier for you to keep supplies stored away until they are needed again. You can also use baskets instead of bins if that is more aesthetically pleasing to you.
Check your tools
One of the biggest problems in many studios is that people don’t check their tools before using them so they are often dirty or damaged when put back away again. This can cause a mess if paint drips on your table or wood breaks while working with it, and it will also make it harder to find the right one when you need it again! Be sure to check your tools before putting them away so that everything is ready for use next time.
Use a matte finish
Finally, consider using flat or satin finishes on wood and metal surfaces instead of glossy paint. This will prevent fingerprints from marking up surfaces, which can make it harder to maintain a clean studio space and will also ruin some of your art supplies. Make sure that you check what kind of finish is on any surface before using paint or other materials on them!
After years of working in the fine arts industry, Douglas Fisher decided to start his own gallery and give all artists a chance at having their work shown. He provides an outlet for painters, sculptors, and more to show their work and get noticed by the public.