Every person that is born in this world is an artist. We all have taken a pencil, color pencil or crayon when we were little and tried to make something, something that was only in our mind.
We all want to create, liberate, and express ourselves to the world. People say that you cannot ‘learn’ to be an artist but do you know what? You can and you should! Do you know that being able to ‘create’ gives you a sense of fulfillment and it lets you express what is in your heart and mind! // WHY YOU MUST LEARN THE VISUAL ART FORMS
“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.Charles Cooley
Learning to create visual arts means learning new skills. We now live in a world where everything is just a google search away but sometimes life takes you somewhere where even google can’t help you and you have to help yourself, then having skill will make not only your life easier but also, you won’t be bored.
These days in lockdown at your houses, it’s the perfect time to learn visual arts! Here’s why!
8 Reasons why you must learn visual art forms:
1. SELF EXPLORATION AND SELF EXPRESSION:
Not only learning visual arts make you explore your own self and your thoughts and let you see in your own mind and heart. It gives you an opportunity to know yourself better and then it gives you the power to express.
People who can’t express in words about themselves, what’s in their hearts, their fears, their desires, their wants, their happiness and sadness – then their art speaks! Art is a shovel that lets you dig deeper in yourself – Art has no boundaries, like you have wings and you can fly high in the sky!
2. CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.” – Joseph M. Calahan
Critical thinking requires out of the box thinking. It requires thinking beyond boundaries and challenging yourself and that’s what the arts let you do! It lets you break the rules and roam free. If you are a visual artist, then you need to observe the world around you and think about it from a different perspective than non-artists and it actually improves your ability to think critically which then leads to strengthening your problem-solving skills.
3. IT LET YOU SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY
The sole difference between artists and non-artists is that artists see the world in their own way. They tend to see beyond what is visible.
Our whole universe is representing visual arts. It’s like different forms of arts have come together and this beautiful world with all the beautiful creatures came into being.
Not only does it let you see the world differently, but it also helps you in your relationship with people. You can see in peoples’ eyes and in their hearts. It strengthens your relationships because you don’t focus on the outside but inside of peoples’ hearts.
4. IT TEACHES YOU BALANCE AND FOCUS
Art is a product of a mess. Yes! It is the mess of thoughts inside your brains, it’s the mess of desires inside your heart that compels you to create visual arts. Art lets you assemble your mess and take out something creative from inside.
It requires patience to learn visual arts but above all, it requires focus, observation, and balance that helps you create. And learning visual arts means you are learning balance and techniques to focus and concentrate better.
5. IT LIBERATE STRESS
Visual art in its every form liberates stress. Whether it’s painting, photography, movies, crafts, etc. it requires your full attention and when you are creating art, you forget about the rest of the world, and whatever is in your heart and mind, you transfer it in your art in a visual format.
Daily stressful lives do not let you have time for yourselves but creating art is simply having some time with your own self away from all the stresses of this life.
6. IT GIVES YOU A CHANCE OF RECOGNITION
In todays’ world, artists have a great number of opportunities to showcase their work like Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. It’s easy to operate and let you show your art to people with similar mindsets. You get recognition if your artwork attracts and even if you are a newbie, having a platform where you can post your art gives you a sense of satisfaction that you have something of your own.
It can even lead you to have better opportunities. It’s something other than your profession that can help you when things take a bad turn in your life whether in monetary purpose or just in self-exploration, expression, and stress liberation.
7. YOU GET INNOVATIVE
Learning visual arts and then creating arts lead to having an innovative mind. Not only are you not afraid of working on new ideas and exploring new paths with respect to arts, but it also helps you get innovative in other aspects of life.
You don’t fear things that future beholds, instead you are ready to face anything that comes your way because you are not afraid of experimenting and trying new things.
8. IT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND IT GIVES YOU HOPE!
And lastly! Visual arts make you happy. It let our mind wander free from the barriers of this world and it let you create things that previously were in your mind only. You transfer a part of your soul into your art and it gives you immense pleasure and satisfaction.
Creating arts make you ‘feel good’ about yourself. And art always give you hope! Hope that tomorrow will bring happiness and it will be better, much better than today!
// WHY YOU MUST LEARN THE VISUAL ART FORMS