Last semester I had a studio at school. I was only taking the one class, but I definitely needed some space to sit and paint.
Now I'm trying to do it in the area that was formally my dining room, that I'd hoped to make into a home office... and is now, well, quite frankly, a mess.
The space I have to work in is roughly 6x6 feet. I learned early that I had to not block the kitchen, and not put anything too close to the stove, especially flammable stuff. Unfortunately, this is what my creative space looked like this morning:
As you can see, there wasn't a lot of room to actually do any creating. I had to make the choice to take out the table loom and the spinning wheel (which were both on loan to me from my friend, Nicol, for an indefinite period of time). Now at least all I have is the pile of "kits" for my various classes, the stack of stuff on my folding table (including my table easel) and the clothing rack that will be my tapestry loom (when I get the warp thread, now looking like next month).
With four studio classes this semester (Drawing, Painting, Fine Art Collage, Micaceous Clay) I'm not sure where I'm going to have the space to do all my homework... I guess I'm just going to have to get creative with my creative space!