Back to art school : Tips to maintaining your creative focus

 

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Well it seem’s the end of the summer holiday’s is nearing and yes I heard that huge *sigh* of nerves and excitement if you yourself happen to be starting your first year of art college or univeristy. If not you maybe making your way back for your second or final year of studies so to get that motivation and focus charged to get off to a great start once you’re back here’s 5 tips to regaining your art focus

 

Organise yourself

I  found using a calendar , sticky notes and white board helped me to stay on top of my work tasks and deadlines at uni. The last thing you want is a rush to meet the deadline ( believe me I’ve been there , done that got the wrinkle to prove it) , so by doing this you’ll hopefully save yourself both time and beauty sleep.

Balance out work and play 

Guilty for being one to work hard but spare little time to play, I realise now that being a book worm ( or arty one so to speak) all the time doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get better results. So balance work and play equally to give yourself a break from all the academic work.

Material’s at the ready 

Have what you need to hand and by this I mean your pencils, pens , paints and more. If you’re running low on paper then be sure to stock up and get what you need before you go back and this way you’ll have less stress and more time to have fun creatively.

Broaden your creative sight for inspiration 

 Visit museums , galleries and thing’s that are going to help you with your upcoming creative projects, doing this will help to broaden idea’s and beginning sketches for potential projects giving you a much more broader collection of visual material to work with.

Share your thoughts & creative ponderings 

Sharing your thought’s helps you keep out of a creative rut , asking for a fellow classmate’s or lecturer’s advice on your progression in your project is often worth its weight in gold. Whether you’re feeling stuck at where to take your project next by just asking for someones help or advice it could help you steer your project back in the right direction before times out.

Kate x

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