If you are a spiritual person you would know that doing something good for someone that is less fortunate or going through a trying time in their lives. There is a great feeling of gratitude and fulfillment that comes with helping others. It is scientifically proven that art is a form of therapy and can help individuals, child or adult to feel better about themselves and perhaps for a few creative moments set their troubles aside. Read more about the healing power of art. If you haven’t been actively involved in any charity or community projects you might want to consider starting an art project that will help others by keeping them engaged in something creative and healing. You can go as far as getting your whole church involved and it will be a fun and religious experience in helping others. Here are a few art projects you might want to consider.
Beading is a lot of fun for everyone. This is a great way to get everyone entertained in no time at all. You don’t have to buy the most expensive beads. Perhaps settle with a few beautiful acrylic designs that are cheap and great fun to bead with. You can teach people to make jewelry or other beaded items. The amazing thing is that you will be teaching a trade to people which might enable them to sell their creations.
Adult coloring sessions
Adult coloring is on the rise and has become a great method for adults to relax and take time out. It would be a fantastic idea to visit a shelter with a couple of adult coloring sheets and click here for some great colored gel pens that will brighten anyone’s day. It is said that the patterns that are included in adult coloring books have a therapeutic result. The gel pens are great to color with and with the wide variety of color you will be spoilt for choice.
Music is just a fabulous form of art that can bring light to the darkest day. Get hold of a couple of instruments and perhaps ask the musicians of your church to come along. At first it might sound like an absolute cacophony but if everyone takes the time to learn a simple instrument you might have a lot of fun at the end of the day. It is just the idea of doing something creative and fun that will mean the world to the less fortunate. Read more about the therapeutic benefits offered by music.
Sewing and embroidery
There is a great way to get people involved in a large project and all it would require is material scraps. Get a group of people involved in making a quilt with patchwork. Sewing is a great trade to learn and it will be a fun activity to watch the quilts getting completed with all the different block of material that will turn it into a colorful work of art.