More and more people are discovering the positive effect of creative free-time activities. Working in an office and having a job you love can be very satisfying. But there is sometimes a need to express ourselves in a creative way to and do something more. It could be named as keeping your inner child alive, or just dedicating your time and efforts to some inspiring creative work. Why wouldn’t you engage yourself in painting classes? Or pottery? Or – listen to this idea collages!? If creating something out of a scrap sounds too difficult, too impossible, collage is a combination of already given elements that enables unpredictable results and can be really really fun.
Dubai has several artistic communities open for all people interested in doing creative work (We love art or Bright side painting classes to name but a few). No matter if you have already previous experience in art or not, if you haven’t touched a painting brush since your primary school – it is not about skill and proficiency. It is all about letting yourself use your imagination. Collective work can be especially inspiring, so most of artistic communities are offering individual as well as group programs. You can learn some basic techniques and mixing of colors, but actually there are no boundaries. It is clear today that everything is allowed in art – from mixing techniques to applying no technique at all. You could paint portraits and still-life compositions, but you could be also just conceptualizing solutions that will use only light or sound. You can also mix all these methods together. Everything is allowed. The art of making collages can be specially inspiring for art amateurs because there is already given material that easily becomes an artwork through the transformation process of making an assemblage. And it is so accessible, as you can start from magazine clippings, and then add other objects or glue them on paper or canvas.
If you are more interested in dedicated work that has its phases and rules, you can engage in pottery classes, which are also being available for Dubai residents. From clay preparation, to experimenting with shapes to firing and glazing, pottery requires focused approach that can be very relaxing and inspiring. Best thing about art classes is that atmosphere is far from being formal and that you can meet people with similar interests. If you were ever thinking about taking art classes the answer is definitely. There is nothing to lose and a lot of new possibilities to be opened.