Healing Art

Posted Wednesday April 27, 2016 by NewStep4U

All of us want to live long and prosper. We don’t plan for sickness, job loss, divorce or injuries. Often these experiences catch us by surprise and can dramatically change our lives. When they do, we need to find a new way of living, sometimes temporarily. Some may feel that life is less than before.

New Step for You Healing Art project can show you that life can be more, or in someway, better than before. True healing is not waiting for time to heal. It is creating the opportunities where healing takes place, and the process of mending can make us stronger.

Through Art we gain a sense of life’s meaning. When we create art, we make something that did not exist before and can preserve it to enjoy. Our interaction with art provides a break from the pace of routine, where we can notice the unique. You do not need to be creative to participate, only a desire to learn and enjoy the adventure.

Why is art important to healing?

– Reduces stress, and provides deep relaxation.
– Improves the immune system.
– Offers relief during emotional distress and sorrow.
– Helps speed up recovery from surgery or long-term illness.
– Increases energy levels.
– Accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities.
– Helps aid in better sleep.

The benefits of being artistically creative can be quite broad. It can improve lives by helping people improve their mental, emotional, and even physical states. It can raise the quality of life for many people, and it’s worth considering if it can aid you in some way or another. The benefits of creativity can be a catalyst for healing.

Some of our workshop examples:

Seniors Doodley Art

 Seniors Doodley Art is a new program designed to create a fun learning environment for seniors to explore art and technology.  Build, design, and create using technology and your imagination.  Collaborate with others and discover the limitless possibilities.

Emotions Movement Art

Music, emotions, mindfulness, dance, meditation, inner voice, texture, smell, paint, art – you can experience all those feelings in one session – Emotions|Movement|Art

Paint nite

Painting

Enjoy painting in a relaxed environment. Learn about the use of color, composition, perspective, values and painting techniques. In this easy, fun and entertaining class, participants will create their own painting inspired by one of our themes (movie, book, music, comics,  etc.). With step-by-step instruction, students will paint the canvas  using a colorful palette of acrylic paints.

DoodleItYourself Club (DIY Club)

Love Story

Pick an event in your life and use the 3Doodler pen and plastic to create a three-dimensional relief.This workshop asks participants to draw a sketch upon their personal experience to tell a story about a significant event in their life. 

Be Crafty

teens-art-classes The Be Crafty art workshop offers a fantastic range of tried & tested creative workshops to engage young people in reusing ordinary materials they encounter regularly. They will interact with everyday items to create attractive and even useful craft items that they can enjoy at home after the sessions. This helps young people learn how to reuse materials creatively instead of disposing of them.

 

Drama without drama

mask-theater

The workshop introduces participants to mask theatre, showing how to create characters, develop physical clarity, and create short scenes, and highlighting skills of non-verbal communication which can be used in daily life. Develop participants’ confidence in physical storytelling and encourage them to think creatively.

 

 





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