Mental health

The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone

  • Creating Art Relieves Stress.

  • Art Encourages Creative Thinking.

  • Art Boosts Self-Esteem, Provides a Sense of Accomplishment.

  • Making Art Increases Brain Connectivity and Plasticity.

  • Children Who Receive Art Lessons Are Better Students for Life.

  • Viewing Art Increases Empathy, Tolerance, and Feelings of Love.


Lower your stress

Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation

Researchers found that 75 percent of the participants’ cortisol levels lowered during their 45 minutes of making art. And while there was some variation in how much cortisol levels lowered, there was no correlation between past art experiences and lower levels.


Arresting cognitive decline

Creative activities can relieve stress, aid communication, and help arrest cognitive decline.

Recent research suggests that to stave off cognitive decline, doing creative activities may be more effective than merely appreciating creative works.