Young or older, the art of creating is a joyous, exciting process.
Our camp leader Catarina encouraged our volunteers to try new things, to be inspired, and to find their voices.
Did you know?
~ Painting strengthens memory. People who frequently use creative outlets such as writing, painting, and drawing have less chance of developing memory loss illnesses.
~ Builds problem-solving skills. An artist must think conceptually to bring multiple solutions to life while painting. Thinking outside the box becomes second nature to a painter.
~ Provides stress relief and promotes an optimistic attitude. When people create something beautiful through painting, they stimulate the creative mind while also relieving mental strain. It’s no surprise that low-stress levels lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.
~ Painting nurtures emotional growth. Artists pour out their emotions through the process of painting. This practice encourages individuals to look at their own emotional state and take stock of emotions they may not even realize they have.
~ Increase cultural appreciation. Learning about different cultures comes with many benefits. It’s also part of living in the world as a global citizen. Studying paintings is a good way to develop cultural appreciation. It’s important to dig into the context of an art style, who the artist was, and what they were trying to communicate. So let's paint together!