Art Studio Facilities for Global Creatives
Green Olive Arts offers 4 large studio spaces with furniture and equipment for various kinds of creative production. We aim to keep our studio facilities in tip-top shape with all the basic tools and supplies in place for whatever work our guest artists are into.
Shared spaces: These are large studio spaces shared by 2 or 3 artists each with individual work areas each measuring 7-15 square meters. Each artist can set up his/her space with our furniture, including tables, easels and storage. These rooms can be closed with a door to the rest of the studio and typically have large windows or balconies for sunlight and air.
Private spaces: These are large studio spaces dedicated to one artist each. They have lockable doors and typically have a large window or balcony for sunlight and air.
Multi-Purpose Room: This relatively large (30 m²/100 ft²) space is ideal for teaching classes and workshops with broad spectrum fluorescent lighting, multiple power outlets, bright sunny windows, and big tables. This room also functions as exhibition space with a versatile hanging system and LED lighting. It can also be configured with seating and a small performance area for acoustic music, poetry, presentation and other live events.
Easels: A number of easel designs and sizes are available for a variety of painting and drawing mediums. We also have pochade boxes and field easels that can be taken out for plein air outings.
Tables: For those who would prefer to work horizontally, we have sturdy tables and workbenches that can be positioned in any of the studios. Some of these can be adjusted to various heights and to a tilted drawing table configuration.
Writing desks: For those who prefer to sit and draw or write, we have smaller tables and desks available so you can park in the sun or shade.
Common Work Areas In keeping with our value of collaborative use of shared materials, all artists will have access to shared cutting mats, basic artist tools, woodworking bench and tools, hot-glue and other adhesives, ‘leftover’ paints and other supplies. This space also holds a computer workstation with desktop computer, scanner, printer and webcam set-up.
WIFI: With pass code access, our artists will have full access to full time VPN studio bandwidth via Wifi.
Kitchen/Laundry: A basic kitchen with dining space for 10 guests and modern laundry machine are available for guest use. We also have various apartment provisions for those renting furnished apartments where the kitchen/bedroom/bathroom is lacking some detail or a fan/heater would be helpful.
Printmaking: We have a new etching press with a 40cm x 80cm working space and 10cm rollers along with a small supply of inks, brayers, plates, and other related tools. We also now have gelli plates for monoprint experimentation.
Locally Available Supplies: Most basic supplies for painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels and related mediums can be found at local art supply shops within 5-15 minutes walk from Green Olive Arts. Some specialty papers, such as watercolor papers, Japanese craft papers, and a variety of smooth and toothed drawing and watercolor papers (typically Canson) are also locally available. More info to come soon …