Creating Art is Therapeutic
There’s no doubt about it—creating art is therapeutic. Whether it’s relieving stress, enhancing one’s motor skills, or simply creating an outlet, the arts relax and stimulate the mind, body, and soul.
Guests at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) recently experienced the therapeutic benefits of art first hand at a jewelry creations class. Guests enjoyed sifting through hundreds of beads to design their own unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.
Carol Grove (pictured in pink), who led the class, started working with beads at the age of 10 when her mom gave her a bead loom. Carol attends fine-art shows and sells her designs throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. After receiving much joy and accomplishment from creating beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings, Carol now shares this creative outlet with others. When the class is over, each person walks away with a bracelet or necklace of their own.