Create Art … It is Good for Your Health!
Drawing and painting art can take your mind off of what’s stressing out! But, besides being a fun hobby, a published pilot study (Kaimal, Ray & Muniz, 2016) proposes that adults may experience a measurable reduction in their cortisol levels after a 45-minute art making session. Cortisol is often defined as a “stress hormone” that is correlated with levels of stress in the body and what is commonly known as the fight-or-flight response to threatening or dangerous events. The current study involved 39 adults, ages 18 to 59, who were asked to make art of any type using a choice of collage materials, modeling clay and/or felt marking pens. The study indicated that nearly 75% of the participating adults reduced their cortisol levels.
So, take a class at PFAC, it will be good for your health!