Art Class Update

I just wanted to give you all an update on my art class that has been running on Tuesday afternoons since April, and to show off some of the works in progress. I currently have 6 in the class all working on different projects. Some are painting, others drawing with pastels and I have one gentleman learning how to airbrush. Here’s some of the work.

The class goes for 2 hours, $25 per class, pay as you come though commitment will secure your spot. Classes are held at 351 Welling Drive Mount Annan.

If you’re wondering if art classes are for you then here’s a great piece I found recently on why we should make art.

“… researchers analyzed more than 100 studies about the impact of art on your health and your ability to heal yourself. The studies included everything from music and writing to dance and the visual arts.

As an example, here are the findings from five visual arts studies mentioned in that review (visual arts includes things like painting, drawing, photography, pottery, and textiles). Each study examined more than 30 patients who were battling chronic illness and cancer.

Here’s how the researchers described the impact that visual art activities had on the patients…

  • “Art filled occupational voids, distracted thoughts of illness”

  • “Improved well–being by decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive ones”

  • “Improved medical outcomes, trends toward reduced depression”

  • “Reductions in stress and anxiety; increases in positive emotions”

  • “Reductions in distress and negative emotions”

  • “Improvements in flow and spontaneity, expression of grief, positive identity, and social networks””

    Go and read the whole thing here


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