Whether you’re a professional artist or an amateur with a passion for art, it can be difficult finding the right space to work. A spare room might not be big enough and there is always the issue of being distracted by other things going on in the house.
A garden art studio is an ideal space to find inspiration and privacy to work in peace. And as your studio can be tailor made to meet your exact requirements, a garden art studio really is the perfect solution to concentrate on your passion. Here’s a look at how to create one.
The first thing to think about when building a garden art studio is the location. Where in your garden would a studio give you the best space to work? Which position would give your garden art studio the most hours of daylight?
Windows and doors can be glazed and fitted to any size to give you the best use of light to create art in the garden studio. Options include long floor-to-ceiling windows, bi-fold or French doors and roof Velux windows.
Whether you’re looking for a large or small garden art studio, you will want to consider features such as electricity. Bringing power to your garden art studio will allow you to work later into the evening and help see you through on dark winter days. Electrical points will also mean you can install a computer or TV should you wish.
Most garden art studios are well insulated and will come with double glazed windows and doors as standard. They also feature some form of heating as standard such as a free-standing oil radiator or electric wall panel heater which will allow you to work comfortably during the colder months.
If you’re using watercolours or oils as your mediums, or if you simply want to have a sink on hand to wash up or make a cuppa without wandering back to the house, then it’s worth thinking about the connection of running water to your garden art studio.
The fantastic thing about creating your own garden art studio is that you can decorate and personalise it to your own taste.
Light coloured walls such as white or cream will enhance the lighting in your studio and give a feeling of space.
Flooring should be hardwearing to allow for the standing of easels. It will also make it easier to keep clean. Options include wood, laminate, tiles or vinyl.
Other art studio ideas include finding the right furniture. You’ll no doubt need tables, an easel and perhaps a desk at which to work. You may want wall or free standing cabinets to store your tools and depending on which medium you’re working with; you may want to invest in drying racks.
Furniture and equipment needn’t be extortionate. You can pick up bargains second hand from places like eBay, Facebook marketplace and Gumtree.
A garden art studio will give you the space, inspiration and privacy in which to work and pursue your passion.
Pay a visit to the experts at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings and find out how we can help with all aspects of your garden art studio, including everything from design, installation, connectivity and flooring through to decoration and help with fixtures and fittings.