Turns out, tapping into your creative energy can actually improve your overall health. By engaging in creative behaviours can help improve brain function as well as mental and physical health. Looking for ways to engage your creativity? Have a look at our suggestions below, with workshops across Cape Town and Joburg.
Beautifully crafted jewellery of your own is a magnificent way to upskill your craftsmanship. Nobody else will own a piece of jewellery just like yours, and when people ask about that unique pendant they’ve never seen before, you can proudly say that you made it yourself! Contact Made By Jewellery in Joburg or Fire Petals in Cape Town for classes and workshops.
Over the past decade more people have been taking up ceramics classes. It’s a great channel for your creative expression and is incredibly therapeutic. Ceramics can be seen as a wellness activity, with health benefits like alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. In our digital age, the task of producing unique handmade objects and the experience of throwing pots on the wheel or creating sculptures from slabs of clay is extremely satisfying. Keen to try your hand at ceramics? Contact workshops like Potter’s Workshop in Cape Town, or The Anne Rimbault Pottery Studio in Joburg.
Painting and drawing have been scientifically proven to help people deal with different kinds of trauma. Every artist knows that putting brush to canvas can be incredibly relaxing, but the benefits to your mental health go far deeper than that. Evidence shows that painting has a profound effect on your mental health and wellbeing. Thinking about picking up a brush? Try Ricky Burnett art classes in Joburg or Art Therapy in Cape Town.
Crafty In The Kitchen
Food has a huge impact on the mind, body, and soul. It is one of our most fundamental needs in survival. Cooking is a process that makes us more mindful of the moment, of our loved ones who we cook for, and of our creative energy. It can help boost creativity in all aspects of life. Looking to hone in on your inner foodie? Subscribe to meal boxes like UCOOK or Daily Dish, where they send delicious recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your door so you can get crafty in your own kitchen! Feel like taking a class with friends instead? Contact Bibby’s Kitchen in Joburg or The Little Pink Chef in Cape Town for upcoming classes.
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Compiled by Features Writer Savanna Douglas