The courage to be creative

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity.

“There is no path till you walk it,”

he says.

Art Therapy Empowerment

Art provides many opportunities to express ourselves and help us make sense of the complex world around us.

Ann E. Lawton believes that

art has the potential to heal, transform and empower individuals and communities.

As a Registered Art Therapist, she has worked with inmates, domestic abuse survivors, young adults with depression and anxiety, addicts and individuals with cognitive impairments.

Why Art is important?

Katerina Gregos is convinced that contemporary art has an important role to play in society, as one of the last frontiers of free expression …

All art is quite useless – Oscar Wilde

Art is an unnecessary necessity! Think about that!

Which kind of art is more formative, the one that is sold for millions of dollars to billionaires or socially and politically engaging art? 

As an example, let’s have a look at the Russian avant-garde –  a large, influential wave of avant-garde modern art that flourished in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, approximately from 1890 to 1930. 

 

 

 

Art can heal

An account of a 17 year old girl’s recovery from depression and mental healthy with the help of ART.

On a personal note

When I was a university student, I was going through a lot of challenges and difficulties. Among many, I had to learn to study and to retain information; I had to sustain myself so I had a full time job along with my full-time school schedule; I had a boyfriend who was engaged to somebody else; and my family was too dysfunctional to give me any support.  I was under immense amount of stress and I could hardly keep my head above water. I was in love with a married man and I was depressed. Any familiar?

I was under immense amount of stress

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Unlocking Creativity – Transforming Lives

Art Enhances Brain Function and Well-Being

There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence that proves art enhances brain function. Art can change a person’s outlook and the way they experience the world.

Quite simply, the arts are invaluable to our proper functioning individually and as a society.

“The arts are a critical component of healthcare. Expressive art is a tool to explore, develop and practice creativity as a means to wellness.” ~ Wellarts Association

Art Changes Consciousness

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