Whether we use it as a distraction tool to avoid stress, to give us the mind space to reassess problems or to build confidence, getting creative is one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing.
According to research by BBC Arts and UCL, even the briefest time spent on a creative pastime such as painting, has an impact on our wellbeing and emotions. Regardless of skill, it is the taking part that counts. The findings also revealed that we get emotional benefits from just a single session of creativity and there are cumulative benefits from regular engagement. And nothing beats taking part in live creative activities that involve face-to-face social interaction.
Look no further than MasterPeace Creative Studios…
How well do you really know your work colleagues? Book a team building session to discover your shared, hidden talents. Paint each other’s portraits and build confidence in communicating your creative ideas. Get your event catered with grazing boards and Prosecco to keep the creative juices flowing.
Spend quality time with loved ones
From a Mother’s Day special to Mini-MasterPeace sessions for children aged 6-12, the studio even welcomes dogs.
Try a new form of meditation
MasterPeace encourages creativity through ‘mindful painting’, using it as an alternative form of meditation and wellbeing. Research shows links between creativity and wellbeing, as well as between painting and the physiological state induced by meditation.
Learn a new skill – to paint
Using a simple projector, ‘trace’ and paint a personal picture from your phone, with expert guidance. Budding artists and adventurous amateurs alike will love the 90-minute painting experience.
Meet new people (or ‘the one’)
Regular singles nights also make it a novel way to meet potential significant others….
MasterPeace Creative Studios is in the heart of London’s Belgravia. Open 10am-10pm 6 days per week. Every art experience is delivered by one of MasterPeace’s 20 local, celebrated artist instructors. Adult sessions cost £49 for 90 minutes (includes bottomless Prosecco and grazing boards)
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Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.