Art-making stimulates curiosity and a sense of experimentation.
Looking at and creating art requires self-investigative questions such as: “What do I imagine?” “How does it make me feel?” “What do I want to express?” ”How do I want to express it?”
Art helps new concepts and ideas stick.
Art provides participants with a symbolic language to express anger, sadness, pain and fear.
Art comes from the heart and teaches empathy.
Art-making builds community and develops leaders as participants create together and engage in a shared experience of growth and learning.
Art results in a tangible object that can serve as a reminder of the experience and the participants’ commitment to integrating the learning.