German artist Joseph Beuys stated, “…from art all work ensues…” For Beuys art was the beginning energy for all things. Technology, the economy, human rights all get their driving force from artistic thought. Developing that artistic thought is a way to better our lives in a myriad of ways.

In her book, The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Cathy Malchiodi states that people can benefit by exploring and expressing themselves through art. Malchiodi states,

“They may discover insights about themselves, increase their sense of well-being, enrich their daily lives through creative expression, or experience personal transformation. I recognize the power of art to expand self-understanding, to offer insight not available through other means, and to extend people’s ability to communicate. I also view art expressions as personal narratives conveyed through images, as well as through the stories that people attach to those images. Finding personal meaning in one’s images is often part of the art therapy process. For some people, it is one of the most potent therapeutic qualities of art expression. It is a powerful way of knowing yourself and a powerful form of healing.”

These two simple examples go toward showing the power of art and artistic endeavors. Personal Development at UT Non-Credit offers a variety of classes this fall to help people tap into these powerful ideas. From drawing to acting to sculpting to singing we hope to provide a source to tap into the power of art.

 

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage

Beginning Acting II – Improvisational Acting

Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing II

Beginning Stained Glass for the Hobbyist

Get Your Act Together & Take it on The Road!

Guitar is Fun: Introduction to Guitar

Harmonica 101

Homeschool with Success – Online course

Introduction to Color Theory Wheel

Introduction to Sculpture

Introduction to Woodcarving

Landscapes in Pastel

Piano Made Easy

Private Voice Lessons

Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business – Online course

Watercolor Mixed Media Collage

Register today, classes fill up fast.

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