Sunday, August 11, 2013

How to Stay Creative in College

Creative Coeds
by Stefanie Hindmarch, guest blogger

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Heading to college, but you still want to keep your creative mind? Check out these tips!

Get Organized
In college, you're going to have a lot less time to yourself to practice your creative hobbies. With roommates, sports teams, new friends, and plenty of events going on, you have to be resourceful with your time. Take a few minutes to figure out your free time and plan an hour or two each week to be creative. Having a schedule will make you less stressed out and will ensure that you get that time alone.

This table easel from Staples
 is great for small spaces
Get Your Supplies
Make sure you get all the supplies you want to use early in the year. Seeing them in your room will remind you to make some time for your painting, drawing, or whatever you enjoy. Art supplies might not be very easy to find on a college campus, but ordering online gives you a wide selection to choose from and saves you a trip to the store.

mixed media art with red poppies
Check out this mixed media art print with red poppies
 from SchulmanArt!
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Decorate Your Room
Decorating your new room or apartment can be a fun creative activity. Find some wall art that you love, or make your own to get your place looking great!

Work Together
If you prefer to work socially, DIY projects are one way to get creative in a group. Get some friends together and create something fun! Your creative time can be social time too.
Check out this DIY project
 from the Free People blog!

Take Some Pictures
If you usually paint or draw but feel like you don't have enough time with your bust schedule, try taking photos. Though professional-level photos can take hours to set up and edit, taking fun pictures of your surroundings and your friends can get your creativity flowing without taking up your whole day.

Keep a Journal
Writing is also a good way to stay creating that doesn't necessarily take up too much time. Keeping a journal is enough to get your thinking creatively as well as to get you recording your college life. A journal also gives you a break from the formal essay writing of your classes and allows you to write in whatever style you like.

Stefanie Hindmarch is an intern at SchulmanArt and is currently studying Management at the University of St Andrews

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