Art has always been a part of our lives. We were first introduced to it at an early age, either through play groups or when we first went to school.
I want to take look at the benefits of doing art and joining a group, and how it helps us as people in our everyday lives whether we are a budding Picasso or not.
Learning about art at any age to me is fantastic. As young children we had such great imaginations and we loved to paint, draw and make things. There is no reason as we get older that we can’t still be imaginative.
The great thing about learning about art is that we can have very vivid imaginations and the creative side comes out. We can be happy painting and drawing and and not think or worry about anything.
We also think for ourselves and create our very own works. What we see is people working together, sharing their work with friends and talking about the work that they have done.
Helping to Improve Confidence
Sometimes we may feel less confident, and do not speak up or join in as much. Art enables the less confident side of us to relax more and therefore come out of our shells. Speaking or being with other people may be a but daunting, but because art is fun, we learn to build up our confidence and slowly these fears disappear.
So you can see that art is a very important part of wellbeing and it encourages us to develop and interact with people more. Life skills are important for all of us.
Art can help us feel part of a group or community. When we do art we feel much better in ourselves. We make friends more easily and we perhaps do things that we wouldn’t normally do. We listen more and we accept other peoples different cultures and different opinions. Discussions in an art class, encourage everyone to be open and that no one is here to judge anyone. The quieter ones feel part of a group and the tutors will encourage them to speak as everyone’s ideas and opinions that are for the good of the class matter.
Seek Out A Group
I would encourage anyone who would like to either, become more competent in their creative skills, or starting for the first time to join a group or session.
Yes, you may feel a bit anxious at first, but as each week goes by you will see the difference within yourself and the things that you create. When you see what you have done and how far you have come you will want to do more and more things.
So if you would like to join a group or class then take a look on this website. There are many centres in Loughborough that offer a vast variety of things. Something for everyone.
Don’t delay, start today!