An artful life

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Drawing is such an inspiration! credit@PNCA YOUTH PROGRAM

By Shivani Handa, aged 12 years old

Whether it’s dancing, singing, drama, music or painting, the arts may be one of the most important things in your life. The creativity and inspiration it gives you is one of the best things you might develop from them. It refreshes your mind and gives you an abstract look on life, which might be really ideal and help in the future.

Art is a very creative way to express yourself! Credit@PNCA YOUTH PROGRAMviaflickr.com

Art is a very creative way to express yourself! Credit@PNCA YOUTH PROGRAMviaflickr.com

Drama, which is mostly acting yet sometimes singing and dancing, may boost your confidence. As well as being a good actor/actress, you might find that dramatic skills benefit you in many other ways. For example, speaking in front of a large number of people or keeping an audience entertained is extremely easy when you have the skills. Starting from an early age is a great thing for anyone, as the possibilities are endless, with the potential for an  acting career  to open up for you in the future!

Although still classed in the same category, artwork is pretty different to drama or music. Like a lot famous artists, some people’s artwork is more than just a picture. The true meaning behind it is sometimes bigger than the artwork itself and you might occasionally identify the artists feelings based on the colors and style of painting. Happiness aims to results in bright, vibrant colors. A lot of history might be found in certain pieces of artwork from centuries ago; those that display what life was like back in the painters time.

Music may move your creative side! Credit@Albert Yeeviaflickr.com

Music may move your creative side! Credit@Albert Yeeviaflickr.com

Music is a type of art where you might be able to really express yourself simply by playing something or singing. Lyrics are a great way to show how you feel and instruments may illustrate your mood through soft and loud notes. Another key factor is major or minor keys! Music is very special as it has the potential to be whatever you want it to be. You might prefer more instrumental pieces of music rather than loud, upbeat songs! Singing is another great skill that might treat you very well if you have the ability to do it. Singing songs, I think, is a great way to pass time and might provide you with many performing opportunities.

Ballet, jazz, tap... any sort of dance is fun! Credit@wvuofmviaflickr.com

Ballet, jazz, tap… any sort of dance is fun! Credit@wvuofmviaflickr.com

There are many different types of dances that people do which range from elegant to fast and rhythmic. Countries all over the world have their own style of dance. Dancing is a bit like singing- a gift that you might develop on with a lot of practice and hard work. With a skill like dancing, you might join in with any parties or events happening and maybe even perform for an audience at festivals!

The arts are a major thing that many people are keen to get into. Even if you have a small talent in any one of these things, working towards it by joining classes or just practicing at home is a great way to get started. You might surprise yourself at how good you really are. Maybe one day, a small talent that used to be your favorite hobby, might turn into a professional career!

What’s your favorite creative inspiration?

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