“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso
Everyone’s brain has two hemispheres – a left and a right. Modern neuro – scientists now know that our left hemisphere provides our verbal and rational behaviours whereas the right hemisphere provides our non-verbal and intuitive outputs.
We typically emphasis our left hemisphere due to the teaching techniques and subjects w study at school through our academic life. We know today that it’s significant for human beings to have a balance using both hemisphere of their brain.
However we can help our children in their early development to cultivate their intuition and creativity by using art technique and through my workshops achieve this growth.
The use of art expression as a method is very beneficial for them, positively influencing their personal development and provide feelings of happiness and accomplishment.
So my workshop are focussed on the little ones (though adults are welcome to join in as well) by allocating a specific, creative time for them and letting them express their feelings through their supervised art session. Also, the parents can use this experience to get closer to their child’s inner world.
Objectives of making art with children:
- Increase the clients self-esteem and confidence.
- Achieve relaxation, calm, inner peace and life balance.
- Improve communication, self-understanding.
- Reduce anxiety, stress, anger etc.
- Find direction and purpose.
- Connect to our inner joy, inspiration and intuition.
There are of course other purposes for art, ones that are connected to:
- the search for meaning,
- personal growth,
- self-empowerment and,
- personal and emotional healing.
Many of us have lost touch with pursuit of these drivers or have not realised that art is more than a novelty or mere ornamentation. Drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms are powerful and effective forms of communication and cultures throughout the ages have been defined and understood by others through their art.
While art has been critical in the recording of human history, it has also translated and communicated our ideas, feelings, dreams, and aspirations. Most importantly, art has also served as a way of understanding, making sense, and clarifying our inner experiences without words.
” To practice art, no matter how well or badly is a way to make your soul grow.So do it.” Kurt Vonnegut
Art therapy has grown to embrace the concept that artistic expression can help us to understand who we are and help to define feelings and ideas in a way verbal communication alone simply cannot do.
It is accepted and widely recognised as an adjunct treatment for those seeking to improve self-understanding, effect emotional change and personal growth.
“I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.” Van Gogh