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5 Psychological Benefits Of Oil Painting Lessons

5 Psychological Benefits Of Oil Painting Lessons

Oil painting lessons are a great way to boost one’s creativity. A simple canvas, a colour palette, and a few paintbrushes are enough to get you started with painting classes. These classes can help improve one’s mental health and well-being. Here are a few psychological benefits of learning oil painting.

Why take oil painting lessons

Improves Memory and Concentration

A ‘flow' state is when a mind, fully immerses itself in an activity. A person in this state feels time flow fast. Painting can easily introduce the flow state. The unparalleled focus during painting can help improve your mind-to-muscle connection, concentration, and memory.

Boosts Your Creativity

Creativity is a skill that countless artists develop through the course of their careers. If you haven't ventured into anything creative, oil painting lessons could help you think outside the box. You will usually begin your lessons with technique imitation and advance towards finding the technique that you excel at, while boosting your creativity.

Provides Stress Relief

The mere act of putting a brush to a canvas, mixing colours, and thinking of wonderful imagery can help break away from stressful patterns. Painting and other creative activities use both your left and right brain which can help provide stress relief.

Helps with Problem Solving

Painting is an activity that requires one to have an open mind. Many artists have works that didn't go the planned way. However, their continued patience in refining techniques, experimenting with colour, and spending more time painting allowed many beginner artists to create great works of art.

Aids Effective Communication

Art is a lot about feelings. Your painting could reflect your current state of mind. A person who continues to express emotions through art and painting will find it a great tool to communicate better.

We at VR School of Art offer numerous courses for artists to explore. Contact us today to learn more about our enrolment schedule.

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