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.
WaveÂ | Â January / February 2014Â | Â by Laurie McPherson
Art is good for us.
Just ask anyone who paints, sculpts, crafts, does photography or engages in anyÂ 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 opportunityÂ for self-expression. For some, creating art gives them the outlet for emotions that might Â 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]