Arts Programs at the Shadbolt
WHAT you create is not really important. WHY you create is really what matters.
Do you have an interest in taking a class but shy away from the thought of being creative?
Ask yourself, what gets your attention, your curiosity? What entertains you? Perhaps exploring something that takes you out of your comfort zone - there are so many forms of creativity that almost anything can be considered art. Doing what inspires you is what is most important. The following are some things you may experience when you find the perfect creative outlet.
You are fully present
Time seems to stand still
You become so absorbed that all other thoughts dissipate
The hands and brain are focused long enough to be in an introspective state
You have the opportunity for self-expression
You no longer compare your art to others
There is no judgement in your progress
You laugh at your mistakes - it may not be a mistake at all!
Accept that there is no need to be fully satisfied with your creation
Accept that you can do it again or try something different
Accept that the process is the journey, not the end result
Creativity brings people together in meaningful ways
Community art projects join groups of like-minded people
Working with others stimulates creative evolution
Open your mind, body and spirit to the process of creating; you may just be surprised with what you experience.
Arts Programs Events
Spring & Summer programs (running April - August) are now available for registration.
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