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Relax with Arts and Crafts for Stress Relief

Paintbrushes in a glass cup

When you think of stress relief, doing yoga, meditating, working out, or even taking a vacation may come to mind. But did you know that arts and crafts are an excellent form of stress relief as well?

Think about it, one of the reasons we get so stressed out is because we can’t seem to shut off our inner voice. But when you’re working on an art project, you need to focus on the task at hand. You must be present in the moment, giving it all of your attention. This creates a distraction from the other things going on in your head — plus, making art is so much fun!

Working on an art project, such as creating a custom wood sign, allows you to be in a state of “flow”. This flow is akin to being in a meditative state, and we all know that there are countless benefits to meditation. It can be hard to sit still and breathe, though, so finding other ways to achieve this flow — such as doing arts and crafts for stress relief — helps to reduce your stress levels.

Person painting with blue paint

Don’t just take our word for it. There have been studies done! One such study, titled, “Reduction of Cortisol Levels and Participants’ Responses Following Art Making,” was published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. The results found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly reduced stress in participants’ bodies.

Ready to Start Getting Creative?

Whether you ready for a new hobby or you’re just looking for a fun, new way to relax, The Henn House in Burr Ridge can help. We offer both private paint parties and custom wood sign making workshops on our calendar. Every week you’ll find a variety of public events to choose from, and we have a large inventory of designs you can create. Don’t see one you like? We also take requests!

Another great option is to book a private paint party. We host all types of events from corporate team bonding parties to birthdays and bachelorette parties and more. It’s a terrific way to get a group of people together for a fun activity. We supply all the wood, paint, and stains, so all you need to do is show up and have a great time.

Women painting custom wood signs at a workshop

Whether you attend a workshop or have a party near Downers Grove and the surrounding suburbs, the best part is that when you’re done, you’ve created a unique piece of art for your home. Whenever you need to take a break, whether on your own or with friends, we welcome you to come relax, unwind, and get creative.

We look forward to hosting your next party or team bonding! To attend a workshop, please check our calendar.