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6 Essentials Every Art Studio Must Have

The process of producing art has a lot to do with creative thinking and inspiration. Once the thought process is disrupted or the inspiration is lost, it takes a long time to regain it.

If you’ve been struggling with producing quality art lately, it might be because you don’t have a distraction-free environment. An art studio is necessary for those who have a passion for pursuing art as it allows them to focus on their work in isolation.

However, your art studio must fulfill specific requirements to be effective and helpful for your work. Here’s a list of those essential elements.


An easel

An easel is one of the most essential objects in an art studio. An easel makes the painting process extremely easy for the painter so they can create their masterpiece comfortably. Painting on an easel also has several benefits for your posture and physique. 

Paint Supplies

Paint supplies including palette, brushes, and a paper

The second most obvious and important thing is paint supplies. There’s a long list of supplies that go into creating a successful painting.

The most essential supplies include several high-quality brushes, water containers, primers, rags, apron, mixing palette and of course, paint. As the artist progresses, and works on complex pieces, the list of supplies is likely to increase.

Water Facilities

Not incorporating facilities for water or a sink in an art studio is a rookie mistake. Water is needed to mix paints, wash and soak brushes, wash palettes, and of course, clean yourself up.

Not having a sink in your art studio would result in you constantly running back and forth for the slightest inconvenience, draining yourself out, and not concentrating properly.


Research has shown significant links between sunlight and creativity. In addition to the several physical benefits of sunlight exposure, sunlight also enables you to be proactive and motivated.

In contrast, people who work in a windowless environment cannot find adequate rest and sleep at night, which tires them for the next day, resulting in low motivation.

Storage Space

It’s challenging to work in a chaotic and cramped environment. You’re unable to arrange your things properly, it’s hard to find the things you need on time, and you keep bumping into things. As a result, you can become too frustrated to concentrate.

Make sure your art studio has enough space for all your paint supplies, for you to paint comfortably, and also for you to store and set your completed work.


Last but not least- privacy. The whole point of an art studio is for you to get an isolated world within the larger world.

A distraction-free environment where no one disturbs you is crucial, where you can solely focus on your work and enjoy it.

If you know the dos and don’ts of art studios but are still in search for some art inspiration, visit Zareena Qureshi’s art gallery. 

Based in Western Australia, my art gallery offers a range or versatile paintings which will definitely match your painting style and offer the inspiration you’re looking for. Visit my collection of unique and affordable paintings today.

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