Art Studio Organization Hacks

All artists are messy. Fact or common misconception?

From your responses on Instagram, it seems like a lot of you struggle with keeping tidy workspaces. Us too. We would argue that the issue stems more from the quantity of supplies, than from being disorganized. Haha well maybe it’s a little bit of both!

For artists, style is just as important as functionality. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite beautiful organization hacks:

  Wood Silverware Organizer   This is perfect for storing all your paint brushes, pens, pencils, markers, and erasers. Since these organizers are flat, you can store them in any drawer.

Wood Silverware Organizer

This is perfect for storing all your paint brushes, pens, pencils, markers, and erasers. Since these organizers are flat, you can store them in any drawer.

  Small Bins   Perfect for storing mailing envelopes and art prints. We like these small enough, so they fit on a shelf.

Small Bins

Perfect for storing mailing envelopes and art prints. We like these small enough, so they fit on a shelf.

  End Table   If you have a printer in your studio, placing it on a table makes all the difference. You don’t want to waste precious tabletop space for this monstrosity. Also, an end table keeps it more out of sight.

End Table

If you have a printer in your studio, placing it on a table makes all the difference. You don’t want to waste precious tabletop space for this monstrosity. Also, an end table keeps it more out of sight.

  Archival Storage Boxes   We have one for every year, and we file our artwork away every week. We place our artwork in archival plastic sleeves, and then in the boxes. This keeps everything protected for years to come.

Archival Storage Boxes

We have one for every year, and we file our artwork away every week. We place our artwork in archival plastic sleeves, and then in the boxes. This keeps everything protected for years to come.

  Glass Jewelry Boxes   These are perfect for storing push pins, paperclips, rubber bands, and even stickers or business cards. Plus, they look great on a shelf.

Glass Jewelry Boxes

These are perfect for storing push pins, paperclips, rubber bands, and even stickers or business cards. Plus, they look great on a shelf.

  Beautiful Plates and Platters   We love lining up our standing paints/inks on these. It’s a nice way to keep everything together, in a way that is visually pleasing. We love shopping for these at antique stores too.

Beautiful Plates and Platters

We love lining up our standing paints/inks on these. It’s a nice way to keep everything together, in a way that is visually pleasing. We love shopping for these at antique stores too.

  Small Beautiful Bowls   We love using these to store medium sized items like washi tape, erasers and small tube paints. These are also really fun to shop for at antique stores.

Small Beautiful Bowls

We love using these to store medium sized items like washi tape, erasers and small tube paints. These are also really fun to shop for at antique stores.

That’s all we have! Hopefully these tips help you keep your studio tidy, so you can do your best work. What are your favorite studio organization hacks? We need all the help we can get!

IllustrationNicole Cicak