Benefits of Art Classes

Why Learn to Paint?

Stimulus of the creative mind allow the student to positively isolate from reality, which provides a mental rest that lowers stress and generates relaxation and happiness feelings. Working in a non-competitive, relaxed environment (the teacher plays a major role here) will enable the student to greater personal achievements; this will strengthen his/her individuality and self-esteem.

Adults who learn to paint learn to persevere and are encouraged to create something that belongs only to them, a personal project, unique and enormously satisfying.

Drawing and painting stimulate both the left and right brain hemispheres. The first deals with the rational, logic elements and the second one maximizes our creativity and emotions. Painting is helpful during the growth and development stages of children as well as in adulthood when it is very valuable to fight illnesses like Alzheimer. Painting boosts imagination; the imagination of Alzheimer patients, whose memory starts to vanish, is strengthened. Emotions are part of the creative world we all have inside. Making those emotions flow through painting helps create harmony between the heart and mind, which leads us to experience happiness, love, empathy and peace. Within this chaotic world we live, the visualization and relaxation that we obtain through painting are tools that in the long run, benefit our emotional, organic, energetic and spiritual being.

Why Acrylic Paint?

Acrylic painting is the most versatile and exciting medium for beginner painters. But where to start with so many tutorials, advice and materials on the market? 

It can be confusing to know what to do with all the information on acrylic painting. Is it really worth the trouble?

The answer is YES! Acrylics are awesome, but the advice out there is so confusing. Now you can learn what you actually need to know to start painting. Take a class with professional artist, Meg Quinlisk. Her classes are easy, fun and very empowering. 

Why Mosaic Glass?

Mosaic glass paintings are never static. In the course of the day they are animated by changing light, their patterns wandering across the floor, inviting your thoughts to wander with them. They were essential to the fabric of ancient churches, illuminating the building and the people within, both literally and spiritually. Complex patterns of different coloured glasses are used to create a stunning effect.  You can see the way the uneven handmade glass distorts the light, giving a natural organic quality with bubbles trapped forever in the heart of the glass – bubbles that were frozen in as the hot liquid cooled.

Do you love the beauty of mosaic glass? Are you curious how these beautiful pieces of colored glass can be randomly placed on a canvas and somehow develop into an object we recognize? Creating a mosaic glass painting is like creating your own jigsaw puzzle using mosaic glass. If you are a beginner to painting or if you are a very experienced artists, these classes will inspire and amaze you.

Embrace Your Creative Side!

Relax and have fun painting with a great group of people.  Meet new friends or gather a group of friends, coworkers or family to enjoy 2 hours of painting. Or take a private lesson and maximize your learning. Leave class with a beautiful apainting. Now is the time to embrace your creative side!

References: Presa Libre.com, www.agifes.org, www.inteligenciaemocional-portal.org