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Making a Home Studio Space

Exploring how we can make our spaces best serve us during the lockdown is important for all our wellbeing.

Image by Ella Jardim


There are untold theraputic benefits in dedicating time to creative activity and during this time it's more important than ever to pay attention to our state of mind and be kind to ourselves. One of the ways we can enable ourselves to create more readily is to designate a specific place within our homes to do this. We can then associate this space with being able to immerse ourselves and allow deep concentration to welcome creative flow. An added benefit to dedicating time to getting creative is that using our imaginations more during the lockdown will defintely help to make our spaces feel less confined!

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Designating a space in your home that is specifically for you to make in can be effective in whatever form is available to you. It doesn't have to be something that always stays out, having a bag ot box full of materials that are relevant to what you'd like to work on can be just as functional as having a specific table. Using your coffee table, or the floor (if you're flexible enough!) or if you're lucky enough to have some outdoor space, the delinated space is where you set for yourself to know that each time you bring your materials to that space you are allowing yourself the mental space to create.

Image by Pierre Bamin


Inspiration from the home studios that our resident artists have set up:

It's always possible to find a way to let your creativity out, we've been really encouraged to see our resident artists continuing their practice despite not having access to their studios. You can apadpt your work and create smaller versions ready to transform into bigger things when you have the space or take the opportunity to try a completely new skill.

What ever space you've set out at home we'd love to see it so please do send over your pictures on our social media @firstfloorspace

Image by Olia Gozha


Stay safe and keep creating <3

First Floor Space

Opening times: Wednesday - Saturday 12-5pm, please check events for workshop details

Address: 1046/1048 Croydon Arts Store, Whitgift Centre, Croydon,

CR0 1UQ

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