Art Mania Studio is a creative community hub that offers you a place to relax, unwind, meet friends & find yourself through art. This supportive & inclusive space offers a wide variety of classes, workshops & block courses that cater for busy lifestyles, different income levels, all age ranges & diverse backgrounds & abilities.
HOW ART AND CULTURE AFFECTS OUR LIFE
Achieving Work / Life Balance
Creating art decreases negative emotions, reduces stress and anxiety, and improved medical outcomes, because it draws on a variety of neural networks within the brain. Being creative is the best medicine for busy lives.
Shaping Our Values
Art and culture’s core practice is one of the most participative, dynamic and social forms of human behaviour. It has the capacity to trigger reflection, generate empathy, create dialogue and foster new ideas and relationships and offers a powerful and democratic way of expressing, sharing and shaping values.
What’s Your Story?
Art and history can influence the way that you see and appreciate the world, as well as how you see and appreciate past and present cultures from around the globe. Art tends to be the longest standing remnants that civilizations are remembered for.
Finding Your Voice
Art is beyond the differences human society segregate into – race, age, gender, back ground, culture, geography & socio-economic position. Those that are exposed to art and culture from an early age, and who are influenced, encouraged, and inspired to create art of their own, often find that they’re better able to express themselves, no matter how different they may be from those around them.
How Do You Learn?
Are you visual, oral or aural dominant? Exposure to cultures from around the world, as well as to artwork that ranges from ancient sculptures to the most modern paintings can trigger neural pathways in the brain. You may be surprised by how much your character is changed once you receive the education that comes with the infusion of art and culture into your life.
Creating Our World
Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. It is often a vehicle for social change. It can give voice to the politically or socially disenfranchised. A song, novel or painting can rouse emotions in those who encounter it, inspiring them to rally for change.
Humans are social creatures. Society tends to segregate, separate & isolate. We want to change that. On top of our workshops, classes & block courses that give you an opportunity to meet likeminded people & make new friends, we create tailored programs targeted at those who may struggle a bit in life. We engage with services, minority groups & more, we believe accessing artistic expression should be available to everyone.
Through our educational artistic programs & professional, hands on approach we endeavour to help all our students find their artistic expression and creative voice. We know first-hand the benefits for mind, body & spirit when we access our creative self.
Our passion for creativity goes hand in hand with the emotional, physical & mental benefits that come from engaging in artistic endeavours. We want to provide a way to establish a work/life balance, relief from family or work burnout, & a way to do something positive for your mental health or simply find some relaxation in your world.
Our community hub is committed to being socially inclusive. Individuals with any level of experience, social background, and ability are invited to attend our courses. We strive to create a supportive environment that feels like your home away from home.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Come and experience our warm atmosphere and let your artistic side shine!
More than an Art School, more than an Art Gallery, we’re a community hub. We’re a welcoming & safe space. Never done any art before? Want to brush up on some dormant art interests? Practicing artist wanting to use a bigger studio space, learn new skills or access more equipment? Everyone is catered for, everyone is supported, come in & see.
“ART IS WHEN YOU HEAR KNOCKING FROM YOUR SOUL – AND YOU ANSWER.” TERRI GUILLEMETS
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