Creative Burnout Symptoms and How to Fix Them

Making art can be good for your health, here are some classes to take in Atlanta

Finding a creative outlet can come with a number of health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, experts say. 

In a recent interview with NPR, Girija Kaimal said her research had found that making art activated a reward pathway in the brain, which is “perceived as a pleasurable experience."

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That’s why Kaimal, a professor at Drexel University and a leading researcher in art therapy, said she encourages everyone to find some sort of way to express creativity.

"Anything that engages your creative mind — the ability to make connections between unrelated things and imagine new ways to communicate — is good for you," Kaimal told NPR.

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She stressed the importance of not getting hung up on perfection and instead just creating something  — whether it’s painting, writing or even sewing.

If you’re looking to engage with your inner artist this year, there are a number of places to take a class in metro Atlanta. 

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Spruill Center for the Arts 
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 
770-394-3447. www.spruillarts.org

Decatur Glassblowing 
250 Freeman St., Decatur. 
404-849-0301. www.decaturglassblowing.com

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 
980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 
404-872-5338. www.callanwolde.org

Johns Creek Arts Center 
6290 Abbotts Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek. 
770-623-8448. www.johnscreekarts.org

Paint Sip Socialize

259 Glenwood Ave SE Suite A, Atlanta.
770-318-2755. www.paintsipsocialize.com

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