x4 Hidden Benefits of Studying Art

I tend to get asked by anxious parents if it is a good idea for their child to study art. This topic is complex and deserves a blog post all of its own. Aside from the creative careers issue and the more popular discussion about art leading to a job/career I thought it would be interesting to share some of the skills and attributes I associate with studying art.  I’ve recognised that there are many less obvious benefits of studying art, even if you never become a creative/artist for a living.  These ‘hidden’ benefits I think are worth mentioning…

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Why Should I Go to Art Galleries?

When you are learning to draw and paint I think it is important to go to art galleries. Many of my students and learners like going to art galleries but sometimes I do get asked why I think it is important.

Beginner learners can find looking at famous artists and professional artists’ work deflating because they feel they are a million miles from the level of skill they are at. Of course you could think this way but try to be inspired by what you see rather than discouraged.

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