Friday, August 20, 2010
Making Art Makes You Feel Good!
Did you know that being creative releases the same "feel good endorphins" that jogging releases? Doing art actually does make you feel better. In addition, being creative improves your ability to learn on all levels. It enhances your skills in every other subject. Plato, in ancient Greece, was the first to connect the arts (music in particular) with math. The Greeks, in fact, believed music was so important that every citizen was required to study music until age 30. They considered music the most important of the arts. Today we know that all of the arts affect both learning and mood in positive ways. So, art really is a type of therapy.
You do not have to have a desire to become a professional artist or to sell your art in order to benefit from doing art. This is especially important for parents to know. Your children benefit from doing art in a mirad of ways, just as adults do.