It’s easy to start the year with a bunch of new year’s resolutions and to be honest, they’re often gone and forgotten by the time the Christmas tree has come down!
Here’s our top tips on how to get (and stay) creative in 2019…
1) Learn something new
Have you ever wanted to release your creative side and take up a new skill? There’s no time like the present! In a world where everything life happens so quickly, art classes and workshops are the ideal opportunity to clear your mind and express yourself. Whether it’s millinery or painting, screen-printing or sugar craft, there’s nothing like the real sense of achievement when you create something for yourself. View our upcoming workshops here
2) Join a creative community
Whether it’s time to make the next step in your artistic career, or you’re struggling to get the right work/life balance in your home studio, immersing yourself with a community of like-minded people is sure to help you feel inspired and get more creative! Our artists thrive in a supportive environment of creators from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. There’s always someone to bounce ideas off and chat over a coffee with but also to challenge you to push yourself and develop your artistic practice. Our affordable art studios for rent start at just £150pm and provide the perfect creative workspace for artists and makers, with two open studios shows per year, career development workshops, monthly socials, 24/7 access, free parking and we’re pet friendly! Find out more at wimbledonartstudios.co.uk/about-us or book a viewing today on 0208 947 1183.
3) Surround yourself with art you love
Art inspires creative thinking, encourages positivity and can have the same effect on us as falling in love. Be sure to fill your home with beautiful art that you can feast your eyes on every day. Browse and buy affordable art at wimbledonartstudios.co.uk/buy-art
4) Visit open studios events
Including ours (obviously!) But seriously, there’s no better way to peer into the working studios of contemporary artists and makers and discover where the work is created. It’s fascinating to see the behind-the-scenes of a paint-splattered artist studio and is totally inspiring. You can chat to the artists and pick up some tips too! The next Wimbledon Art Fair takes place from 9-12 May… we look forward to seeing you there. Pre-book your free ticket here for the chance to win £200 to spend at the show.
5) Hit the big exhibitions
Living in London, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to some of the major exhibitions and 2019 will be no different. There’s nothing like getting lost for a few hours in an exhibition to get the creative juices flowing! Here’s a few we can’t wait to see…
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, V&A, 2 Feb – 14 July 2019
Dorothea Tanning, Tate Modern, 27 Feb – 9 June 2019
The EY Exhibitions: Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain, 27 Mar – 11 Aug 2019
60 Years of Female Artists, Tate Modern, from April 2019
Cindy Sherman, National Portrait Gallery, 27 June – 15 September 2019
William Blake: The Artist, Tate Britain, 11 Sept 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Anthony Gormley, Royal Academy, 21 Sept – 3 Dec 2019