Many parents enroll their children in art classes or a watercolor workshop. But when was the last time you started a new hobby or picked up a paintbrush?
As we age, we tend to succumb to the pressure of responsibilities and life demands, to the point where making time for art becomes increasingly difficult. The first word that comes to mind when thinking about art classes is fun, which is completely reasonable. Freedom of artistic and creative expression is one of the biggest advantages of spending time with paint and a canvas. However, there’s more to it.
This blog shares seven benefits of going to an art workshop for adults. So, the next time you register for a watercolor workshop for your kid, here’s why you should book a spot for yourself:
REIGNITING YOUR CREATIVE SIDE
The process of creating art is immensely calming and rejuvenating for the mind, body, and soul. If you’re a person who sits on a computer all day, you are more prone to using the left side of your brain—analytical, rational, and practical. Indulging in artist workshops helps you trigger the right side of your brain—the creative and more intuitive side. This helps individuals understand and differentiate contexts, tones, and non-verbal cues. Additionally, it helps one attune to the “softness” of his or her personality while helping one understand and gauge emotions better.
HIGHLY EFFECTIVE IN RELIEVING STRESS
Art classes work as a self-care session. A study revealed that people who indulged in making art for 45 minutes significantly experienced less stress, regardless of their artistic experience or talent. It is one of the most effective ways to switch off from the digital world and let go of the worries of your everyday life. Many people experience benefits similar to meditation, and, moreover, this method is also helpful in reducing blood pressure and releasing tension.
Humans are visual creatures. This is one of the reasons why we remember pictures more than text. Drawing also helps improve our memory. Take a look at a nearby object and make a quick sketch of it. Regardless of how rough, amateur, or unpolished the sketch looks, you are more likely to remember information as you trigger your brain to recall different visual details of an object while drawing.
IMPROVES SOCIAL SKILLS
You will be surprised at how going to art classes and workshops can help you with your social skills. Some studies reveal a positive correlation between art and happiness. One study revealed that art effectively combats depression and stress among cancer patients. Another study revealed that it also helps improve psychological resilience. Art aids in the overcoming of shyness, the transmission of social skills such as sharing and cooperation, and the reduction of aggression. This helps individuals achieve a more balanced state of being while also encouraging them to participate and interact with others.
IMPROVES LEARNING PACE
Working with our experienced art teachers helps adults work on quickly grasping the fundamentals of art and design such as composition, color theory, and perspective. Our professionally-led art classes bring the best and most experienced artists on board to work with students of all artistic levels while creating a comfortable and safe learning environment. This, in turn, helps with self-esteem and higher confidence. You will also be surprised by how quickly you progress through classes with the supervision of our teachers, who are dedicated to your success.
INCREASES SPATIAL AWARENESS
Your first art class will look a lot different than your tenth session. As you keep progressing through classes, you will see how your vision gets clearer and it becomes easier to pick up the details that you were normally unaware of. The more you draw, the more you’ll be able to tell how art positively affects your perception.
If there’s one thing that art teaches us, it’s mental flexibility and strength. As adults, we often shame ourselves for making mistakes. Art teaches us to be okay with it and enjoy every step of learning. It helps us to silence our inner critic, teaches us to take risks, and be open to other possibilities.
There’s no doubt about the fact that art is a highly spiritually healing and rewarding experience. If you’re needing to unwind from the stresses of daily life, our scheduled artist workshops and class lineup will offer you a much-needed break! Browse our website to book a session for yourself!