Living a holistic lifestyle looks different for every single person, but at its core, it means caring for your entire self – body, mind, emotions, and soul. Incorporating the creation of art into your everyday life can elevate both your mood and your emotions positively, leading to a calmer, more peaceful state of mind.
This elevated state of mind flows over into the rest of your life, bringing you into the present in every experience that takes place.
Why Art Should be a Lifelong Practice
Exercising your creative muscle comes naturally when you’re a child, and it’s important to develop this skill while you’re young, but your practices shouldn’t stop as you grow older. Incorporating art into your daily life, even if it’s for 30 minutes a day, can improve your overall being and exercise parts of your brain that many adults leave to weaken.
Whether you’re engaging in experimental drawing or taking online beginner painting classes, you’ll start to notice that the creativity you’re developing flows over to other portions of your life.
How Creativity Strengthens the Brain
Your brain can be divided into three sections, the cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum. None of the three are dedicated specifically to creativity, but an individual’s creative potential has been linked to how well these three sections communicate with one another.
The portions of the brain communicate within three different networks: the default network, which is in operation when the brain is somewhat inactive, the executive network is the center for both emotions and decisions, and the salience network decides what you tend to notice frequently and what you don’t notice at all.
Currently, it’s widely believed that creativity is linked to how well these networks work together simultaneously. MRIs have been used to predict the creativity of certain individuals, and so far, they are doing so very accurately. This shows us that being creative regularly actually allows our brains to operate more efficiently.
Regular Art Classes Help Boost Overall Creativity
Now you know why you should engage in creative activities regularly, let’s get to the how. There are endless opportunities to try new things throughout your day, but setting aside dedicated time to pique your imagination ensures it doesn’t get tossed aside.
Online Beginner Drawing Classes
Drawing not only allows you to release your creative expression, but it also allows you to dive deep into yourself and explore the inner workings of the self. Mindful + Pratique offers a selection of beginner meditative drawing classes that allow you to engage with your innermost thoughts and expressions:
- Meditative drawing – the self
- Meditative drawing – nature
- Meditative drawing – relations with others
These are some of the best online art classes to help you tap into yourself, nature, and your relationships to draw inspiration.
Virtual Art Classes
Our visual art classes provide guided art instructions so you don’t have to stumble around in the dark. After all, when you first venture out on your creative journey, you can feel a little lost. Here are a few of our mixed media workshops and online art courses that can get the creative juices flowing:
- Mini collage book video
- Mark making video
- Mixed-media abstract video
- Collage and printed artifacts video
Beginner Painting Classes Online
Nothing awakens your imagination quite like getting your hands dirty with paint. Let your inner child out to play with our M+P painting courses online:
Living a Creative Life
Reap the benefits of creativity by engaging in innovative and imaginative activities daily. At Mindful + Pratique, we provide a space for you to explore yourself and your surroundings through art.
If a virtual art class for adults is something that tickles your fancy, then you’ll be enthralled by the exceptional workshops our talented instructors have put together!