Here you will find the best art resources for things like: links to the latest, most interesting articles on the healing power of art and creativity, links to the best mixed media art tutorials on the web, links to great articles about the link between addiction and recovery through art, and any other resources I think you would find interesting and/or helpful about the world of art and creativity!
If you are looking for something that you don’t find here, leave a comment with the link to the page and I’ll definitely check it out!
LINKS TO ARTICLES ABOUT THE HEALING POWER OF ART & CREATIVITY
The Healing Power of Arts and Artists – As quoted on their website, they are “a growing global community of artists, advocates, and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how ART serves as a positive catalyst for enhancing the wellbeing of individuals, society and the environment“. They believe “that ART has the power to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge & offer hope“.
The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature – Excellent scholarly article about the link between art and the health benefits it creates. And in this article, art is defined as any creative activity such as visual arts, music, writing, etc… This is a great article to read if you’re research driven like me. I’M A NERD AND I LOVE TO DO RESEARCH AND I’M NOT ASHAMED, lol!
The Healing Power of Art: Creative Activities Can Relieve Stress, Aid Communication, and Help Arrest Cognitive Decline – This is a Harvard Health article and provides excellent information regarding art and how it can actually slow alzheimer’s and dementia. Art truly is healing!
LINKS TO ARTICLES ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CREATIVITY AND ADDICTION/RECOVERY
BLOGS/WEBSITES ABOUT ART OR ARTISTS THAT I LOVE
Adriana Marchione – Adriana is a filmmaker, teacher, speaker, movement educator, arts therapist, and poet in recovery. She is also a leader in the field of expressive arts therapy and provides some great perspective and information with her articles. I highly recommend checking her out!