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Why Should I Take Art Classes?

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/30/2007 | Arts and Culture
With the advent of the digital age, the question you should be asking must be this one.  After all, what is the use of art, if, in the first place, art is no longer applicable in the virtual society where we live in right now.  If you have eyes, then you must see how technological breakthroughs have paved the way for the blurry contribution of art in the society.  People would much rather surf the Internet than go to art galleries.  More than this, people would much rather make their own dating accounts than even try to make an art piece.  So, why should you take art classes?

It enhances creativity.

The first most logical answer why you should take art classes is that it enhances your creative skills.  What good would make a dating account do?  Undoubtedly, the digital and modern days has allowed us to utilize technology to fast forward all our activities.  We use technology for cooking, writing, designing practically everything.  This has only decreased and made stagnant our creative cognition.  Now, this is especially bad because you dont get to sharpen your creativity something that may prove to be unhelpful when you are already working in the office or at school.  Art classes will prod you to think out of the box and be creative enough to come up with something artistic.  This can be applied not only in art but in life, too.

It helps you make the right choices.

Black or blue?  Oil Pastel or Oil Paint?  These are questions you are dealt with in the ever broad world of art.  In art classes, you are usually free to do what you want.  More than being a tool for enhancing your creative skills, art classes shall also oblige you to make choices at a limited time span.  Apparently, research suggests that this is not only applicable to the formation of an art piece but also in decision-making situations where you have to choose between one and the other.  Art classes will help you enhance your capacity for decision making, an art that is usually very hard to master.  In every art class, you will be obliged to make a decision that can affect the overall outcome of your painting, so much so that you will surely employ your decision-making capacity in these situations by asking, Will this particular color combination give the subtle but poignant effect I want to have in my final product?