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Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress

Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress - Around 2015 or so, adult coloring books arrived on the Amazon bestseller list, and haven’t left since. The response was polarizing: Kate Middleton was reportedly a fan at one point, but Quartz dubbed them America’s “cry for help.” Forbes called them the “dark horse of publishing” that year. Regardless of how you feel about coloring books for those past grade school, studies have proven that they do help some de-stress at the end of the day, highlighting an oft-forgotten means of stress relief: creating art. refinery29.com

Looking at Art Could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors

Looking at Art could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors- For decades, humanities and arts classes have been offered to medical students, in attempts to help them maintain empathy and develop skills necessary to accurately diagnose their future patients. www.artsy.net

Why Teaching Art is Teaching Character

Why Teaching Art Is Teaching Character- It was 1402, and the ruins on the outskirts of Rome were to be avoided at all cost. www.theepoochtimes.com

Teaching kids about the arts helps develop their social, emotional skills

Teaching kids about the arts helps develop their social, emotional skills- When you introduce your children to museums, dance and theater, you're exposing them to more than just a fun extracurricular activity, you're introducing them...www.miamiherald.com

5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About The Arts

5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About The Arts- One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership organization.  AFTA has recently published its latest public opinion survey...www.forbes.com

Businesses, not-for-profits driving push for public art

Businesses, not-for-profits driving push for public art- Across the United States, public art has never been hotter. Hundreds of municipalities are using city agencies to advance...www.ibj.com

Why Your Doctor May Be Prescribing Art Classes in the Future

Why Your Doctor May Be Prescribing Art Classes in the Future- Imagine that the next time you visit your doctor, they prescribe a new creative endeavor, like a community painting group or...www.artsy.net

Drawing is the Best Way to Learn, Even if you're no Leonardo Da Vinci

Drawing is the Best Way to Learn, even if you're no Leonardo Da Vinci- "I just can't draw." It's a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. www.qz.com

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