Here are some pictures of their latest projects.
Being creative has many benefits. Art stimulates the imagination opening the heart and mind to possibilities and fuelling the imagination. Art is a process of learning to 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.
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 colour, 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.
Art enhances problem-solving skills. Art challenges our beliefs and encourages open-ended thinking that creates an environment of creative thinking in problem-solving.
Art boosts self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment. Hanging your latest work of art on the wall can instil the same feelings within you.
Art reduces stress. Painting, sculpting, drawing, and photography are relaxing and rewarding hobbies that can lower your stress levels and lead to an overall improvement in well-being. Creating art can take your mind off life’s many stresses, at least momentarily. It clears some head space and allows one to focus on the good in life.
Creating art isn’t just for artists, art is for everyone! Within each of us lies a spark of creativity.