What Happens in Your Brain

January 30, 2020

Making art and your brain

This is an interesting article from MindShift called What Happens in Your Brain When You Make Art. There is a lot going on and this article helps put it in perspective and provides information for communicating with administrators, school leaders and/or community members to help them better understand the value of visual art.

“Anything that engages your creative mind — the ability to make connections between unrelated things and imagine new ways to communicate — is good for you,” says Girija Kaimal. She is a professor at Drexel University and a researcher in art therapy, leading art sessions with members of the military suffering from traumatic brain injury and caregivers of cancer patients.

But she’s a big believer that art is for everybody — and no matter what your skill level, it’s something you should try to do on a regular basis. Here’s why:

It helps you imagine a more hopeful future. 

READ the entire article!

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