Been playing with this idea for months. I have a studio in one of the bedrooms upstairs. It acts as my office/studio and keeps things separate from the rest of the household. Gives me privacy and indirect sunlight (very helpful) and has tables and wall space and a closet for all my work and materials. Also slides and books and expensive tools of the trade. But it makes me want to be neat. It is after all a small bedroom.
So I finally decided that I would convert one half of our 2 car garage (a very underutilized space, mostly storage, bikes, recycling center, and junk collection center, etc) into a studio. The side I chose has 2 large windows and in the summer when i can keep the garage door open, i will face woods. Precious green woods. With bird song and flowers and a bit of driveway where the kids can horse around and Zoya can continue her fire experiments.
And I get to play with paint. I'll post back some pictures of the first few explosive moments. For now I have to go paint the walls, clear out the never ending cobwebs, seal the windows and layer the floor with some stuff. Its going to be awesome :-) And my art student (I only have one young 9 year old for now... who is as passionate about art as I am) and I are excited to start working in that space. Also, I will have space to invite maybe another student to join us. Love hanging out with children who love to create via art.
Ravi helped me clear out the space and get it prepped. Its looking more and more like the space I have in mind. Crazy and big and explosive and full of paint tubs.