27 Jan Art to Benefit Mental and Physical Health
Having a pastime or hobby, something that enriches your life on a part-time basis, is incredibly beneficial to both your mental and physical health. Here’s why…
Painting has endured through eons of technological advancements. It’s practiced by both the ascetic practitioner and humble beginner. Every year new people decide to pick up a brush, dip it in paint, and, with those tools, explore their creativity on paper or canvas.
One reason that the act of painting is highly-beneficial is that it is a test of focus. When a painter works they have to focus on the subject they are painting, concentrating on the skills needed to create something. A painter’s skills increase gradually; even the most respected artists spent years refining and honing their skills. When you focus on the painting, you are gaining skills that include but are not entirely limited to the work of painting. Focus, and the ability to concentrate, are skills that help in all aspects of life, both professional and social.
The painter also has to make decisions while they work. These are critical thinking skills that will benefit the artist while they paint, but also translate well to other aspects of life. The painter is in charge of their entire process from the mixing of the paint to applying it to the canvas. Most art students at the beginning of their career have teachers who will guide them on the technique, and possibly even critique the results, but the results are still up to the student.
One of the last reasons to choose painting as a hobby is because it is relaxing. It’s something that’s likely very different from our everyday life. It’s something that’s only for us. There are benefits to doing an activity that takes you away from everyday anxieties and stress. If you have any questions about the courses offered at the Billings Adult Community Education program then call today.