Express Yourself! Artistic Endeavours Promote Mental Health

Artbeat Studio and alumni artists Guy LeClair, Wesley Feschuk, Thereza Smartt, and Hildi Janzen are featured in this article published in Wave. Wave is Winnipeg’s health and wellness magazine. It is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Wave |  January / February 2014 |  by Laurie McPherson

Art is good for us.

Just ask anyone who paints, sculpts, crafts, does photography or engages in any other type of visual art. Chances are they will list a variety of benefits.

The most obvious psychological benefit of creating visual art is the opportunity for self-expression. For some, creating art gives them the outlet for emotions that might  otherwise be kept bottled up. For others, the art form itself provides a deeper and more meaningful expression of their thoughts and feelings.

Why is self-expression helpful? [read the full article here]

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