WHY WE NEED ART!!5 Reasons We Need Art This is an incredible article written by SpeakArtLoud, pasted below as well. Read it! Worth it!
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” ~ Edward Hopper
I am asked all of the time WHY we need art. I am told (or warned) ? at most classes, “don’t expect much, I’m not an artist.” But you ARE. You just need to become reacquainted with that part of yourself and let go of the fear. From not wanting to create because you fear it’s a “waste” of material or time...to being fearful of accumulating “stuff.” Feel the fear, let yourself hear all of the reasons why you can’t or shouldn’t, and do it anyways! Art is so much bigger than another THING. Art is in ALL of us, it is NOT elitist. It is every. Freaking. Thing. Open your ears, eyes, and your own heart. It’s there.??? We ALL need to make. We ALL communicate through the arts (even if you think you’re not artistic). We ALL HAVE A UNIQUE STORY!!! Search for your story incessantly. Own your story, good parts and bad. Remind yourself that you were once a child who played with crayons...it might have been a long time ago. But you did. Search for your tools (camera, paint, clay, musical instruments...) and find yourself (again ) through art. I promise it’s worth it. - AllisonPS Take action now. Let me help you find your inner maker again! Contact me to get started painting! Or sign up for a painting party here.
Article from SPEAKARTLOUD! A very worthwhile read.