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A 2010 review in the American Journal of Public Health titled The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health analyzed more than 100 studies about the impact of art on your health and your ability to heal yourself.

Five visual arts studies are mentioned in that review (visual arts includes things like paintingdrawingphotography, pottery, and textiles). Each study examined more than 30 patients who were battling chronic illness and cancer. Researchers described the impact that visual art activities had on the patients…

  • “Reductions in stress and anxiety; increases in positive emotions”
  • “Reductions in distress and negative emotions”
  • “Art filled occupational voids, distracted thoughts of illness”
  • “Improved well-being by decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive ones”
  • “Improved medical outcomes, trends toward reduced depression”
  • “Improvements in flow and spontaneity, expression of grief, positive identity, and social networks”

There are both physical and mental benefits from creating art, expressing yourself in a tangible way, and sharing something with the world.  –James Clear

Sounds Good Huh? You Don’t Have to Be Sick to Feel Better

We’ve got a bundle of arts and crafts classes on deck for your mental stimulation, friend making, and self improvement.

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January 2018

Drawing 101 – Art Class for Beginners

$80
January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 13, 2018

Put pencil to paper while you learn the fundamentals of drawing! Tuesdays, January 23rd - March 13th 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Art Parlor Fee: $80/person With Instructor & Fun-maker Cate Schmiedt Advanced registration required. Shucks! This class is full. Email Katie to be added to the waitlist. Join us for the Drawing 101 class this January! This class is 8 weeks long with 1.5 hours of instruction & projects followed by a half hour of bonus (optional) drawing time. Students can leave…

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