Right Brain. Left Brain. How Our Painting and Wine Concept Allows You To Relax and De-stress.We’ve always put our painting and wine concept out there as a way to bring people in who are looking for a relaxing, unique, and fun activity. There are so many proven benefits of enjoying a glass of wine and doing something creative...
Put the two together for a super relaxing time, free of stress and the craziness of our daily schedules.
In researching the ways that art helps to relieve stress and provide relaxation and happiness, we stumbled across some interesting scientific research about our brains and how it’s basically impossible to indulge in your creative part of the brain, while overindulging in the problem-solving part.
The human brain is an intricate organ. At approximately 3 pounds, it contains about 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections. Your brain is command central of all you think, feel, and do.
The left side of the brain is associated with analytical thought, whereas the right side is associated with creativity. While each side of the brain, generally-speaking, controls the other side, there’s a dominate side that each one of us possesses; It’s the reason why some of us are better at art, rhythm, and imagination, and others are better at mathematics, logic, and linear thinking.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
**Your brain has to disengage from the problem-solving side to be engaged with the creative/painting side.
Basically, you can’t be thinking about (and stressing about) all of the problems in your life and the many things on your to-do list, if you’re engaging in an artistic process.
Unwind from a long day at work with a painting and wine class at our studio! Carving some time out of your schedule to do something creative like painting and sipping wine, is really like a mini vacation you’re giving to yourself. You’re able to take a break from your problems, if only for one of our 2-3 hour classes, and just that small amount of time away from the problems of life, can do wonders for you!
Just the act of finding a new hobby can make a person feel more well-balanced in their lifestyle. With all of the responsibilities in life, it's sometimes easy to forget that most people need and should have some ‘me time’. Dedicating some time on a regular basis to painting can help this to be achieved.Painting and creating art is a good way of distracting your thoughts from whatever is causing your stressing or anxiety. The distraction is, of course, only a momentary effect, but many people find that the relaxation gained during a painting session enables them to have a clearer line of thought, which later helps them deal with problems and help put them into perspective.One further benefit of painting to relieve stress, as it can often enable a person to achieve a positive state of mind known as “Flow”. This is a state of mind which occurs when an individual involved in an activity is totally immersed with strong feelings of involvement and focus
Take advantage of our wine and painting classes, for double the relaxation benefits!!!
-- Wine and relaxation--
We all know about the benefits of a glass of wine, pertaining to stress, so why not pair it with a creative activity and have the two forms of relaxation, helping you to de-stress?!
Drinking wine is one of the most time-honored ways for disconnecting our brains at the end of the day; It calms the mind, temporarily, because it is a central nervous system depressant, relaxing your brainwaves and muscles, too.
-- Painting and stress-relief--
One of the main reasons that art therapy has proved to be successful is due to the accumulative effects of several well-known benefits associated with the act of painting. These benefits include self-care, distraction and flow: Self-care means taking care of yourself and taking part in activities, purely or partly, for the benefit or your own well-being. Art can help you discern feelings and express thoughts that are difficult to articulate. Engaging with the arts and creating something is a way of engaging with and being in relationship with yourself, helping you to know yourself better. The process of creating art opens channels of communication beyond those of the purely verbal, dissolving barriers caused by words or our own internal censors, helping us to see ourselves, and others, more fully and clearly. In so doing it connects us more deeply to ourselves and to each other. If you are working in class with other people the atmosphere becomes one in which there is a mutual give and take of ideas, and a spirit of generosity. The creative process helps to create new relationships and foster existing ones in a positive productive environment.
Join us for a class and take a mini vacation away form life’s problems and the stress that accompanies them. Getting in touch with your inner artist and focusing on your creative side can greatly improve your mood, if only for a few hours. The best thing about art is that there’s no right or wrong answer. Unlike most things in life, you can do this any time, place, and want that you want with great benefits! Art is all about expressing yourself and your inner thoughts and emotions. In our classes, we’ll always have an instructor, leading the class through the painting, step-by-ste, but there’s nothing that says you HAVE to make your painting the same way. Change the colors, style, and more, as you have fun, navigating the idea of creating artwork and allowing yourself to be free.
Bring your friends and family in to join the fun! Spending time with loved ones is a great form of relaxation, too!
We hope to see you soon for a class at our studio, whether you’re looking for a place to come and relax for a bit or just for somewhere to make some great artwork! We have tons of amazing classes on the calendar, so be sure to check them out and see what we’re offering throughout the next few weeks! If you’re looking for something fun to do in or around the Raleigh-Durham area, we make the perfect event for everything from a fun and unique date night, an awesome girls’ night out experience, and remember that we even offer private events! When you view our classes on our website, you’ll be viewing our schedule for our public classes, but you can also book a painting party with the guest list of your choice! Come in to celebrate a birthday, bridal shower, reunion, retirement, and more with friends and family, sharing their artistic sides, together. Make memories that will last a lifetime with a souvenir to treasure forever with one our classes.
*Learn more about our private parties, here:
We also play host to tons of corporate events, too! Why not book your next work party or team building event with us? We offer several styles of paintings that incorporate team building strategies, encouraging the whole office to work together, creating a stunning world of art!
*Read more about corporate events, here:
Finally, in addition to out studio parties, we offer mobile events, off-site! You choose the location and we’ll come to you with all of the supplies!
*Learn more about out mobile events, here: