09 Aug Pottery Classes
Why Pottery? Sometimes it’s hard to see our way toward doing something positive simply for the enrichment of it. The world is fast-paced, seemingly progressing faster and faster, and it’s not always practical to do something just for the sake of doing it; put another way, sometimes we’re so busy it doesn’t seem like anything else can possibly fit into our schedules. But, for arguments sake, let’s say that’s one of the best reasons why we need enriching experiences, why it’s ok to do something just for the sake of doing it. We need something like pottery to give us a creative outlet, something to combat the stress and anxieties we face daily.
Creatively, pottery helps both the mind and the body. Stress takes its toll on all parts of us. Research has shown there are many benefits to having a creative outlet, to have a way to express yourself. Pottery isn’t alone in this, obviously, and there are many different activities which are similar. But pottery allows us to explore and to experiment. And there’s no right or wrong way to create in pottery. Every age group from a capable youngster to the very oldest can benefit from doing it.
Mentally, pottery, like most other arts, helps to stimulate brain function. It makes sure that the brain is being challenged to learn new skills. The focus needed to perform pottery will help block out all the other stresses from daily life (hopefully), and this skill (yes, skill, being able to focus on other things outside of daily stress and anxiety is a learned skill) can be used in all aspects of life.
Socially, to take a class with other students excited by the very same prospects of pottery will also have benefits. While you will learn skills from your teacher, you will also watch others go through the process at different paces and with diffing creativities, and you can put a shape to your understanding of pottery. Also, having a social outlet outside your everyday life can be greatly beneficial and enriching.
If you would like to learn more about pottery classes available contact Billings Community Education today.