Category: Benefits of Art

Key Components of Installation Art and Why it’s Great for Teens

Key Components of Installation Art and why it’s Great for Teens

As kids grow into teens, sometimes they grow out of old hobbies and grow into more culturally and creatively developed ones. Installation art in particular is a great art form for teens to engage with for several reasons. This type of contemporary art is displayed in a three-dimensional space and uses the available environment to… Read More

Key Components of Installation Art and Why it’s Great for Teens

Key Components of Installation Art and why it’s Great for Teens

As kids grow into teens, sometimes they grow out of old hobbies and grow into more culturally and creatively developed ones. Installation art in particular is a great art form for teens to engage with for several reasons. This type of contemporary art is displayed in a three-dimensional space and uses the available environment to… Read More

Risk-taking Experiments: Why Working in Mixed Media is Great for Teens

Benefits of Working in Mixed Media

When creating a work of art, there are many people who prefer to use a single medium. For example, they will spend all of their time creating their artwork with watercolors and opt against using ink and colored pencils as well. This is not a bad approach to take, but using mixed media can be… Read More

Benefits of Working with Mixed Media

Benefits of Working in Mixed Media

When creating a work of art, there are many people who prefer to use a single medium. For example, they will spend all of their time creating their artwork with watercolors and opt against using ink and colored pencils as well. This is not a bad approach to take, but using mixed media can be… Read More

Why Give a Handmade Gift for the Holiday Season

Why Give a Handmade Gift for the Holiday Season

Oftentimes, the true spirit of the holiday season can get lost in all of the expensive gift giving. The holiday season can also be hard on your budget, which is why you might want to consider creating gifts instead. There are plenty of reasons why you should consider giving handmade gifts this season, regardless of… Read More

Benefits of Clay Art for Kids

Benefits of Clay Art for Children

It is not secret that children benefit from art, and different forms of art offer children different benefits. If you are hoping to feed your child’s need for creative stimulation, consider enrolling them into a clay art class. The Enjoyment of Sensory Experience Through clay manipulation, children are taught to have full control from start… Read More

Help Ease Back-to-School Jitters with Art

Now that the kids are back in school, nerves and emotions run high as new worries and stressors come into play. From tackling homework assignments and worrying about who they will sit by at lunch, to getting used to new teachers, students and experiences, going back to school proves to be a difficult time that… Read More

Enhancing Life As We Age Through the Arts

One of the greatest fears of growing old is the prospect of becoming depressed, dependent and bored in our elder years. So it is important to find something that to focus our creative energies on and something that keeps us engaged to stay social and sharp in retirement. Now it seems that art may be… Read More

Crafting Brings Big Benefits for Brains

According to some experts, crafting can help diminish the symptoms and improve the moods of people who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, along with easing stressing and increasing happiness. Recently, CNN told the story of a woman who lost her brother in a tragic accident and suffered post-traumatic stress as a result. Her… Read More

Drawing As an Art Foundation

All artists must first learn to be comfortable with their drawing skills, as drawing provides a basis for most art forms. When a sculptor or a painter begins work on a new piece, he or she typically begins with an initial sketch that will be drawn and redone until the artist knows what his or… Read More

Colors in Motion

In your daily life everything you see and everything you do has been designed to appeal to your eyes. When you picked out your outfit this morning you chose not to wear the yellow top and orange bottoms because you know those two color choices didn’t go very well together. Our eyes will tell us… Read More

Ever Heard of Art Therapy?

You may or may not have heard of the term “art therapy.” This is simply just a form of therapy that uses the process of being creative and making art to improve the person’s well being. Expressing yourself artistically helps people to resolve issues, developing and managing behaviors and feelings, reduce stress levels, and improve… Read More

The Relationship between Art, Science, and Business

Several systems run the world, but none are as important as Art, Science, and Business. The growing interconnectedness between these organizing influences is seeing a huge change in the way things get done, in our perspective on life in general, and in how each of us navigates the world. Perception has replaced fact as the… Read More

Art and ADHD: It Could Be a Good Thing

When you hear the word acronym ADHD, there are a couple of thoughts that might run through your mind. “I feel bad for whoever has that.” Or maybe “so they’re just really hyper, right?” Those who suffer from ADHD will typically have more energy than those who don’t, yes. But there is also the component… Read More

Why Everyone Should Support the Arts

There are many everyday heroes who stand up for the idea of our government and schools supporting the arts. Having access to experiencing all forms of art and art education is vital to the expansion of our global community. We are taught to spend our money and time on certain parts of life, and that… Read More

Why Adults Need to Play & How to Incorporate the Arts

So many adults hear the term “play” and think of this as something that only children do. While sadly this seems to be the case, it certainly shouldn’t be! There are many benefits that children reap from unstructured play time, so why can’t adults appreciate this, too? Getting involved in the arts is one excellent… Read More

Decreasing Anxiety with Creativity

Not all people think that they possess creativity but in reality, creativity is simply the ability to dream of something and make it happen. Maybe you dreamt about having a beautiful garden or making a delicious dinner. You wake up and you decide to do it and it turns out beautiful or delicious. You have… Read More

Reasons to Take a Summer Art Class

With summer in full swing, it is time you do something nice and fun just for yourself. Classes are always a cost effective and wonderful way to broaden your horizons, explore other aspects of yourself, and learn something new. Letting out your inner artist is a wonderful way to learn how to express yourself with… Read More

Art For All Ages

Creating works of art is more than just creativity. It is also expression of feelings and emotions; it is a release of your inner self. You never lose your point of view or expression. Even if it changes, you still have something to say about the world around you. No matter what your age, it… Read More

Art Impacts A Child’s Ability to Learn

The arts in education have, in recent times, become an extraneous part of the classroom. More and more schools are phasing out art instruction and expression as the sciences get favor. But this is dangerous, not just emotionally for children, but it also affects kid’s ability to think critically, to engage in team play, and… Read More

Did You Know That Art Education Fuels the Economy?

Each year there are battles in the school vote on what to cut back on, splurge, or get rid of completely.  The arts are always something that is seen as an elective and does not hold as much weight as math or history.  What should go through educators’ minds is how an education in art… Read More

Encouraging Self-Expression Through Art

Early in your child’s life it is important to allow them to express themselves in healthy ways. One of the healthiest ways for your child to express themselves is through art.  How exactly are you going to encourage your child to express themselves when we live in a world where being the same as everyone… Read More

The Healing Powers of Art

There’s a reason that art is timeless. Some things about art just never change, regardless of how advance the world around us may become. Those who can still create and appreciate natural art in a world of distractions, will be much more whole, and at peace. This is because of the phenomenal healing powers of… Read More

How Art Improves Memory

Art is wonderful for your heart, spirit and brain. This is what makes creativity such a great tool for education. Artistic freedom will support your brain as it absorbs information, which helps you retain information better. Whether its music, dancing, painting, or singing, art in any form helps us boost our memories. Look at early… Read More

Art and Art Education Facilitate Creative Problem Solving

Children, especially young children and toddlers, do not understand the meaning of the word “compromise.” That is a lesson many adults learn later in life. However, art education (and all the benefits that the arts bring) includes lessons in creative problem solving. These skills need to be developed early on in life, and an engagement… Read More