Studio Space in NYC
July 18, 2004 3:36 PM   Subscribe

I would like to start doing some messy art: oil painting and maybe some metal sculpture. But my NYC apartment doesn't have any space for this. I was wondering if there are any studios in New York City (or Brooklyn) that one can rent (or share) by the hour. I won't be using it enough to rent the space for long periods. I might use it once a week. I might go a month without using it. The perfect place for me would be reasonably priced and stocked with basic equipment, i.e. easles. If there isn't a place like this, someone should start one. Not a bad business model for luring wanabe artists.
posted by grumblebee to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
A lot of the craigslistings for Office and Commercial are for Artist's studios.
posted by milovoo at 3:47 PM on July 18, 2004

It might be cheaper to just take a class. Art students usually have access to studio space during off-class hours.
posted by MegoSteve at 4:33 PM on July 18, 2004

you should be able to get a fraction of an artist's loft for $100-$200 month. Probably in brooklyn.
posted by Kwantsar at 9:42 PM on July 18, 2004

I can't help you on the metal sculpture thing, but as a wannabe painter in a small apt, I can tell you the only really problematic space problem with painting is the canvases. You can get a collapsable easel or not use one. I use a huge old sheet and just throw it down over everything in the corner where my desk is so I don't get drips everywhere. You can stack canvases against a wall or in a pile under the bed.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:11 AM on July 19, 2004

« Older Information Age books   |   What are some 'best practices' for archiving a... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.