Self-care has become a bit of an overused marketing term in recent times. Companies use it to sell hand cream and pedicures and the essence of practicing self-love is often lost in the noise of advertising. If self-care for you looks more like taking care of the mind, body, soul and spirit, then an art class at the ARTCLASSCO studio in Fitzroy may be just what you are looking for. Here’s why we think that our painting and drawing classes are the ultimate way to look after yourself.
1. Social Connection
The intimate class sizes offered at our Fitzroy studio provides the best of both worlds. While lower numbers ensure you get all the one to one art tutoring you need to create your masterpiece, you will also have the chance to interact with like-minded individuals.
Jacqui Stockdale, an award-winning contemporary artist, creates a relaxed atmosphere to foster informal conversation amongst our students as she guides them on their creative journey. Many of our participants choose to connect outside of class times to enjoy an exhibition together or to simply share their common interests in the creative arts.
Forming new friendships is a wonderful way to strengthen your personal development and spending time with people that have a shared interest is the perfect place to start.
2. Taking time out
When was the last time you did something purely for yourself? Committing to an art class ensures that once a week, you can leave all your worries at home and focus on being in the moment.
The moment you step into our Fitzroy studio, you can take off the many hats you wear throughout the day and just be yourself! Take the time to let your inner artist out and see how this simple time out can influence the rest of your week.
3. Learning new skills
Although our painting and drawing classes are relaxed, make no mistake that you will be gaining art-making skills throughout the course. We specialise in both traditional and contemporary techniques so you will be learning a mix of basic composition skills as well as all the secret tricks of the trade.
Learning new skills can help you gain confidence and increase self-esteem-not to mention the new neural pathways that are formed when practicing a recently acquired ability.
Upon completion of our painting and drawing courses you will have your very own piece to take home as a reminder of your new found artistic abilities. Regardless of their application, learning new skills is a fabulous way to practice self-love.
4. Art as therapy
Did you know that that very act of creating art is considered to be a therapeutic practice? Art allows you to express yourself without having to find the right words and can bridge the gap between your internal thoughts and your external world.
In a world that is filled with instant gratification and constant entertainment, the action of looking inwards to paint or draw can encourage us to still our minds and be present in the moment. This mindfulness can assist you in facing day-to-day challenges and anxieties and aid a sense of gratitude in even the busiest individuals.
Each of our art courses are designed specifically to teach you new skills and foster your emerging love of the creative arts. Relax and get lost in the moment while an experienced mentor guides you on your artistic journey. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for investing your time and energy into this authentic self-care.
To find out more about our Fitzroy art class mentor, Jacqui Stockdale, take a look at her website here: https://www.jacquistockdale.com/