Registration is OPEN for our Word of the Year Art Journaling Workshops!!
If you need no further reasoning as to WHY an Art Journaling Workshop would be an amazing experience, click HERE and read no further.
If Art Journaling is a foreign concept to you and you need a little more persuasion, keep reading.
1. Art Journaling isn't just writing and writing all your thoughts and memories on a page and then locking the book away. It's a creative expression. It's an artistic release. It's words, quotes, colors and techniques.
2.. There is scientific proof that CREATING is good for you!!
The American Journal of Public Health study states that there’s a connection between those kinds of outlets and your mental and physical health.
So, it's just as good as exercise.
The same article in the American Journal of Public Health kindly explains it this way:
More specifically, there is evidence that engagement with artistic activities, either as an observer of the creative efforts of others or as an initiator of one's own creative efforts, can enhance one's moods, emotions, and other psychological states as well as have a salient impact on important physiological parameters.
meaning, we will pretty much be able to cope better. Done deal.
3. Creating improves brain function.
I have always known after spending some time with color and paper and all kinds of things, I walk away much happier. Not that I'm a scientist, but if you need scientific proof, here ya go:
According to the Public Library of Science, making art improves communication between different parts of the brain, which is vital to preventing cognitive deterioration.
In layman's terms, it sharpens our brain functioning. Who couldn't use a sharper brain?
4. Doing an Art Journaling Workshop is like taking vitamins. Or getting a serving of fruits and veggies.
In this article, our friends from Psychology Today tell us socializing can improve our mental and physical health as well as lower our risk of Dementia. Puh-leeeze. I KNEW having coffee and creating together was a good idea!!!!
5. Need some stress relief?
We have you covered. In our workshops, there is always laughter. Who better to tell us the benefits of laughter than the Mayo Clinic? Laughter soothes tension and even supports our immune system. And being a person with an autoimmune disorder, I. NEED. LAUGHTER. IN. MY. LIFE.
So come and join us for a workshop, won't you? We will gather and learn and laugh and have coffee and take steps to becoming the best selves we can be.
Register for one of our available workshops here.
There are a few dates to choose from (seating is limited)
We can't wait to see you!!
Lynn and Sue