5 BENEFIT OF CREATING ART
1. ART STIMULATES THE IMAGINATION
Art opens the heart and mind to possibilities and fuels the imagination. Art is a process of learning to create ourselves and experience the world in new ways. It supports the bigger view of life: beauty, symbols, spirituality, storytelling, and allows us to be present in the moment. Art keeps the magic alive.
2. ART MAKES YOU MORE OBSERVANT
Leonardo da Vinci said, "Painting embraces all the ten functions of the eye; that is to say, darkness, light, body and color, shape and location, distance and closeness, motion and rest."
Creating art helps you learn to "see" by concentrating on detail and paying more attention to your environment.
3. ART ENHANCES PROBLEM- SOLVING SKILLS
Making art teaches that there is more than one solution to the same problem. Art challenges our beliefs and encourages open-ended thinking that creates an environment of creative thinking in problem solving.
4. IT HELPS YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF
Just like language is a natural behavior of expressing oneself, so is art. When children are young, they draw to express themselves. They try to draw something creative that reflects their thought process..
5. ART HELPS YOU REDUCE STRESS
By creating art and doing something as simple as coloring, stress levels are seen to drop exponentially in patients. Helping the patient finally relax allows them to focus their mind on other things such as processing emotions, focusing on themselves, and working on emotional release.