Art Classes RVA

Posted by Jenni Kirby - June 10 2015


Ever wanted to take an art class but found every excuse why you should't?    

Well here are 12 reasons why you should, even if you aren't an artist.

Learn Something New - Whether it's a new technique, a new medium, or if art in general is something you've never done before, learning new things strengthens us.

Meet New People - When you take any class, you have an opportunity to meet new people, form new friendships, make new connections.

Find a New Place to Hang Out with Old Friends - Taking a class together helps you learn new things about old friends and gives you something new to talk about when you go out together.

Challenge Yourself - Learning something new is a great way to challenge yourself on many different levels.

Focus on and Delve Deeper into a Known Technique - Ever want to spend extra time working on your brush skills? Need some good one on one time with a potters wheel? Just want to focus on one thing without needing a particular outcome? Classes are a great way to do this and not feel like you're wasting valuable time.

Open Up Your Creativity - Learning new techniques or mediums help us to open our creativity in new ways.

Learn to Solve Problems Differently - Learning something different shows us different ways to do things.

A Chance to Meet and Work with a Particular Artist - Whether you are an artist or you collect art, taking a class from an artist you admire gives you a different perspective on their work and you learn more about their process.

Learn About the Creative Process First Hand - If you aren't a practicing artist yourself, but you love art, taking a class helps you learn more about what goes into a piece of art.

A Chance to Let Go of the Cerebral - Art gives us a chance to focus on our intuitive selves, to take a break from analytical thinking.

Learn New Ways of Looking at the World - Every time you learn something new it gives you a new filter through which to process the world around you.