Introduction to Creative Arts

creative artsLife is a combination of habits and routines that you are supposed to repeat on a daily basis. Creativity is the part of your brain that cries out for change. That incessant small voice that keeps going on and on about how you should try something new. Did you know that you could find creativity in art?

What is Creative Arts?

This is a section of art that dedicates itself to sparking the imagination. Art is one of those beautiful things that is timeless. Creativity is also an untapped resource that cannot be exhausted. Creative arts consist of the following types;

  • Drama or Theater
  • Music
  • Film
  • Creative writing
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  •  Visual arts.

What Are The Benefits Of Creative Arts?

1.  Motor Skills

 Many of the motions, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills. Some of the milestones in your life should include drawing a circle and beginning to use safety scissors. Around age four, you were able to cut straight lines with scissors. And to draw a square and start simple tasks on your own.  Many preschool programs emphasize the use of scissors because it develops the dexterity children will need for writing.

2. Language Development

 When you were younger, making art talking about it, provided you with the opportunities to learn words for colors, shapes and actions. When toddlers are as young as a year old, parents can do simple activities such as crumpling up the paper and calling it a “ball.” By elementary school, students can use clearer words to discuss their creations or to talk about what feelings are elicited when they see different styles of artwork.

3. Visual Learning

drawingDrawing, sculpting with clay and threading beads on a string all develop visual-spatial skills, which are more important than ever. Even toddlers know how to operate a Smartphone or tablet, which means that even before they can read, kids are taking in visual information. This information consists of cues that we get from pictures or three-dimensional objects from digital media, books, and television.

4. Inventiveness

When people are encouraged to step out by taking risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be substantial in their adult lives. The kind of people society needs to make it move forward are thinking, creative individuals who seek new ways and improvements, not people who can only follow directions. Art encourages the process and the experience of thinking and making things better

5. Creative Arts Boosts Self-Esteem and Provides a Sense of Accomplishment

You may stick your kids’ artwork on the refrigerator door to boost their self-esteem. Hanging your latest work of art on the wall can instill in you the same feeling. Creating art increases the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine boosts drive, focus, and concentration. It is called the motivation molecule. It enables you to plan ahead.

6. Creative Arts promote Brain Connectivity and Plasticity

Your brain creates new connections between the brain cells every time you engage in a new activity. Your brain’s ability to grow relationships and change throughout your lifetime is called brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. Creating art stimulates communication between various parts of the brain.

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