We keep talking about the benefits of the arts (painting in particular) to our lives. Although sports and physical activities are widely recommended by health professionals to help us stay sharp, painting also has plenty of benefits to our mind and body. It’s more than just a fun hobby to keep yourself busy with. The arts can be a way of life and a constant source of benefit for your mind and body!
Although you may consider yourself not the artistic type, taking up a beautiful hobby like painting is ideal even for the non-creative. If you believe you are born analytical, painting can help stimulate and nurture your creative outlet. Try picking up a paint brush, some paint colors and a canvas! Through deliberate practice and focus on your artwork, you can develop and foster your creative skills and growth at your own pace.
Did you know that painting (and other forms of art like music, writing and drawing) can boost memory recollection skills? This is so because painting involves conceptual visualization, imagination and implementation. When we use our creative outlets often, we significantly reduce our risk of developing memory loss. This is especially handy and helpful once we get older. Don’t want to suffer memory loss? Paint!
Feeling sad and gloomy? Paint those emotions out! Painting allows us to express our feelings and emotions without words, and this can be very therapeutic when dealing with stress, anxiety and even depression. Painting is also a great way to overcome shyness and convey personalities. After all, artworks can take on many forms and allows anyone to tell a story about themselves without going into details.
Did you know that painting does not only promote our creative expression, but our critical thinking process too? After all, artists need to think conceptually before bringing life to any of their paintings. What an artist imagines in the beginning of an artwork are bound to change by certain limitations like color, shadows and other unexpected outcomes. This causes the artist to think outside of the box and create solutions. In time, problem-solving skills really do become second nature to painters.
Creating beautiful artwork can encourage an optimistic approach to life. As we progress from basic painting lessons to advanced ones, the sense of achievement inspires a positive emotional reaction within us. Over time, an artist shall begin to see a decrease in negative emotions and an increase in pleasure and happiness for one’s achievements. It is the major boost in self-esteem that makes painting truly a great outlet for instilling confidence and positivity in the young. Moreover, when we see that other people admire our work, we feel safe expressing our true selves through our art.
The light that guides any artist during a painting process is there emotion. This reality of painting encourages an artist to look into their very own emotional state and discover feelings they may not realize they have. It’s a cathartic experience when emotions get released and realized in an artwork. By painting our emotions, we begin to understand what our emotional state is and pinpoint the factors that contribute to our varying moods.
Keep your brain and body sharp with painting classes here at Art Smart. We offer acrylic, watercolor, pastel, sketching, drawing, crafts and more! We also have off peak rates during weekdays! For inquiries, contact us at 0995-260 8927/ 02-7886766/ 02-6160305/ 0917-8784766.
1/14/2021 12:42:03 am
I do like that this post pointed out that painting can help us feel more relaxed and calm. My wife has been diagnosed with anxiety and she has been looking at alternatives to help keep her anxiety at bay. After reading the benefits of painting, I will recommend her to at least consider online watercolor painting classes for her to take up.
4/16/2021 03:01:28 pm
I loved how you mentioned that it can nurture your creative outlet! My husband and I have noticed how our daughter has loved doing art for the past couple of weeks, and we were wondering if it would be beneficial to have her take some art classes. I really appreciate you helping me learn more about the benefits of painting. I'll have to look into finding an art workshop to sign my daughter up for!
5/20/2021 05:18:20 pm
Hi Kate, we have online art classes via Zoom. We also have non live classes which you can work on at your available time..
7/15/2021 08:46:24 am
I had no idea that art helps us to boost our memory recollection and fight memory loss. My husband and I are both immunocompromised so we have had a tough time getting out during this pandemic. We would love to try painting, so hopefully, we can find a good class that can help us grow as artists.
2/17/2022 07:54:46 pm
It got me when you said that painting can help strengthen our memory. My husband and I want to have decorations in our living room to improve its appearance. With this, we will look for 100 x 100 cm modern art paintings tomorrow morning that we can hang on our walls.
6/3/2022 10:59:09 pm
Thanks for sharing that painting can be therapeutic. My wife mentioned she has been feeling stressed from work. Since she loves abstract art, maybe she can consider taking a class or attend an art show.
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