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benefit of art for adults

The Benefit of Art for Adults – Tap Into Your Inner Child

With the popularity of our evening art workshops, we see firsthand the benefit of art for adults.

Why should the younger kids have all the fun? There are plenty of reasons why grown-ups should tap into their creative sides. While we have already talked about how great art is for the littlies, the benefit of art for adults is next on the list!

Time Out

We all need some time out to relax and switch off from the day-to-day “stuff”. Whether you are wrangling children or clients, you need to step away from the daily grind and have some space to yourself. Art does this perfectly!

Using the Other Side of the Brain

Just as we discussed the importance of syncing the brain hemispheres with toddlers or children with special needs, it is crucial for adults too. We often get so fixed in operating from one side of the brain – usually the logical left – that the creative right hemisphere gets neglected.

Introducing regular art activities helps to cross the bridge between the hemispheres. It is a top benefit of art for adults, making for a much happier and healthier brain!

Connection

Joining in a workshop, like one of our resin art or animal painting classes, also encourages connection with others. When people feel isolated, mental health is compromised – disconnection from people and society has shown to be a precursor to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction.

Connection with others through activity is the antidote. Group activities, especially creative or expressive ones, are proven to increase serotonin production significantly. Without enough of this happy juice, we feel overwhelmed and unappreciated. Serotonin is our feel-good neurotransmitter, and responsible for making us feel loved and included.

Fun!

Why should every benefit of art for adults be serious? Creativity is as much for fun as it is for personal development. If we all let a bit more joy sneak into our lives every day, the world would be a happier, much more relaxed place!

Don’t forget we have a resin jewellery class on at 10.30am on September 10th for only $60 and a technical pouring class on September 13th at 7pm for only $75.
At Paint a Pot, we know how to have fun and create beautiful art! Next time you are feeling like you need a time out or something creative and stimulating, head over to our website or Facebook page and check out the workshops on offer.