There are a multitude of benefits that can come from a creative experience and in particular from art-making and art observation programs.
Art-making can provide a vehicle for self-expression. Participants can use art as a non-verbal tool to authentically communicate ideas and help process emotions.
Shared art experiences between community members can foster long-lasting relationships and help combat social isolation. Creating alongside someone or collaborating on a project can lead to a deeper and more powerful human connection.
Making art has shown to instill a sense of pride and mastery in participants, as discovered by Dr. Gene Cohen. Participants are often empowered through the development of skills and acquisition of knowledge during art programs.
Participating in consistent, high-quality art programs can ultimately improve someone's overall quality of life. Art-making and art observation experiences can ignite people's souls and lead to moments of self-reflection and a renewed sense of purpose.
Exploring new disciplines such as painting or drawing can ignite new passions and uncover historic ones.