Teny Sarkesians Anthropology 102 January 18, 2009 Dr. Leanna Wolfe
The desk is the most important part of an art studio. It serves as the focal point of the room. This is where all sketches and preliminary drawings are worked on.
<ul><li>Located just above the desk space, was an entire wall covered with the artist’s markers and colored pencils needed for cartooning. </li></ul><ul><li>Markers are separated from color pencils and each jar is allowed one particular color. </li></ul><ul><li>This helps in a greater chance of finding the color required by the artist. </li></ul>
An area for reference books is also needed just in case the artist needs to look up something. This particular artist placed her books on one side of the room.
On one side of the art studio, is a center purely for craftwork. <ul><li>This area is focused on crafts only—“homemade” cards and sculptures. </li></ul><ul><li>In this photo: the artist kept all her tools and supplies compartmentalized in plastic containers. </li></ul><ul><li>She also hung up all her tools on the wall making them easier to see and reach. </li></ul>
Shelves are needed to hold an artist's utensils. <ul><li>Adjacent to the arts and crafts table, are the cabinets and shelves designed to hold the artist’s myriad of brushes and paint mediums. </li></ul><ul><li>Seen here, is the cabinet holding all her brushes and her mediums in a very organized fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Paint mediums are used to make paint and control its consistency.” They are critical to any painter or artist as are their brushes. </li></ul>
All the artist’s paints, inks and bases were kept in plastic containers. Each color was painted on its lid in order to gain easier access to them. This method works to choose the proper color needed at the time and to fully organize the location of the paint needed.
Seen here is just one drawer containing the craft paper that this artist uses.
Artificial lighting is also important to the artist. Each lamp is directed toward a certain part of the room—two for the workstations and one for any artwork posted up on the wall.