The art of ageing
No matter who you are or what your age, everyone has a creative spark within them – even if they haven’t found what it is yet! Young children are often encouraged to be creative with projects at school, but it’s not only young people than can benefit from getting creative.No matter who you are or what your age, everyone has a creative spark within them – even if they haven’t found what it is yet! Young children are often encouraged to be creative with projects at school, but it’s not only young people than can benefit from getting creative. Studies have shown that taking part in creative activities can impact the lives of older people significantly, helping them to meet other people, get out and about, and simply have a nice, enjoyable and relaxing time.
A recent arts and culture study of people aged 65+ showed that three quarters of older people say that arts and culture is important to making them feel happy (76%), whilst almost seven in ten (69%) say that arts and culture is important in improving their overall quality of life.
There are many ways to unleash your creativity, so take a look below to find out how:
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Whether it’s enquiring at your local library, Hobby Craft, independent craft shop or having a look online – there are creative workshops around, you just have to look for them! Craft workshops are a great way to meet new people and explore your creativity.
Shopping for supplies
Take a look inside your local independent craft shop or Hobby Craft and take a look at all the glorious creative activities that can be explored. Why not try whatever catches your eye? Remember to start small, buy a few supplies to get you started and see how you get on!
Whether you like a good book or you know how to navigate your way around the internet – there are many ideas on arts and crafts for you to make and enjoy. A trip to the local library will open many avenues such as sewing, knitting, painting, cardmaking, scrapbooking and more. For the tech savvy, we’d suggest taking a look on Pinterest at crafts – you’ll be overwhelmed with the creativity.
Art is better, together
Art is enjoyable with company, if the grandchildren are coming over, you’ll be amazed at how much entertainment a few paints and glitter can bring. But, if you fancy something a little tidier, why not chat with friends about what crafts they enjoy and you might find that you share similar interests and may soon start crafting together!