The benefits of creativity
The benefits of creativity can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
There are certainly many benefits of creativity. From its impact on mental health and learning, to the way it creates a sense of connectedness in the community, creativity makes a difference.
Here, we’ll take a quick look at a few ways in which creativity can support us in multiple aspects of our lives.
Creativity gives us hope
According to Girija Kaimal, a University professor and researcher in art therapy, creativity allows our brains to imagine the art of the possible.
“Anything that engages your creative mind — the ability to make connections between unrelated things and imagine new ways to communicate — is good for you,” says Professor Kaimal.
She also explains the benefits of creativity in her therapy sessions. And says that art is especially powerful for children with depression, or those who have lost their sense of hope and optimism.
For example, Prof Kaimal describes how she introduces creative tools like pens, paints and even sculpting clay into her therapy sessions. And through creativity, her students are able to imagine possibilities. Finally, they begin to see a future beyond the present moment, free from their despair or depression.
A sense of community
One of the biggest benefits of creativity is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In fact, as we’ve seen through our recent work with the Alperton Community, art can impact children and adults who come into contact with it, in school and out.
We worked with Alperton Community School in Brent to collate creative artworks from some of their pupils. From their art, we created a beautiful mural that has pride of place in an open space of the community. We don’t usually work like this, as we typically create the artwork ourselves, but we really enjoyed being part of this community project and helping to install some public art that everyone can enjoy.
The mural has sparked some great interaction from members of the community. For example, Lib Dems Councillor for Alperton, Anton Georgiou, mentioned the mural on his Twitter account. He said, “We hope that this artistic addition to the area will give local people something to smile about at this difficult time. #KeepSafe.“
Creativity for connection
Have you joined in #TheJanuaryChallenge from 64 Million Artists? Every day, the team sets up a creative challenge via their social media channels and email.
They have over 9,000 followers on Twitter. And this engaged group actively shares photos, drawings, poetry and thoughts related to Creativity.
So the team’s ethos is simple; “We believe everyone is creative. We want to help catalyse that creativity in everyone in the UK, through work in health, education and culture.”
Creativity in education
At Promote Your School, we have over twenty years’ experience in education. So we understand the unique needs and challenges faced by schools and education leaders.
But, we’re creatives, first and foremost. And our in-house design team creates every piece of artwork bespoke to each school’s needs. We also love working closely with schools to understand their unique vision and bring it to life through our creative design process.
Get in touch
If you’d like to find out more about our creative design process, or get a quote for bespoke Wall Art, contact us!