This summer I had new glass block windows installed in my basement, including the studio. For all the years that I was teaching the studio was mainly a storage area. Like Woody I tended to do my work all over the house. With these new windows there is lot more light and the basement has become better insulated, which means I will be able to work there in comfort during the cold weather months. Another note on this type of windows: you can elect to have a panel made with a screen and clear glass pane which can be opened for outside air circulation. There are also different patterns of glass block from which to choose.
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
Art teacher, K-5, retired
and making lithographs!
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On Oct 3, 2008, at 10:03 AM, "Sears, Ellen" <ELLEN.SEARS@Anchorage.kyschools.us> wrote:
Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine had an issue on home studios - it looks
like you can still order it if you are looking for inspiration. There
were people that had professionally done studios, and some stuck in a
corner in a bedroom.
I tried to set up a room after our second son left... but we have thrown
everything into the room... and that is where our youngest throws his
lacrosse sticks, pads and helmets. I would say our whole house is a
studio - our two older sons were in a visual arts magnet - and
architecture and art majors in college - you should see what the dining
room table looks like.
From: Betty B [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 8:59 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] art studio (at home) poll
I'm pretty much moved back in to the house we gutted and remodeled. My
studio right now is the "catch all" until we get the countertops made
and I sew the livingroom drapes.
I need to be able to paint, make woodcut prints, bead, mosaic, mat and
frame, as well as pack and ship, etc. I'm trying to keep all
"schoolness" out of it. This will be a "school free" space (unless I
decide to do NCBT)
So I'm asking those of you who have home studios - what is your FAVORITE
thing about it? Takach presses, napping Golden Retrievers and fabulous
views don't count!