At the Changing Images Art Foundation, we are all about bringing color and comfort into the institutional settings of hospitals and nursing homes. We work to bring “Medicine for the Soul” to patients, residents and caregivers. Here are some ways you can bring art and color into your life!
Coloring books have always been a great form of entertainment as children. From the educational coloring books of elementary schools to the hours spent with the countless books that transition from blank to filled with color. But coloring books aren’t just for children. Coloring has always been a great way to relax and there are now coloring books published just for adults. With mature images and intricate designs, these coloring books provide the perfect outlet for your creativity after a hectic day at the office.
Art classes are the perfect way to introduce art into your life. The classes will bring you together with like-minded individuals while also teaching you new art skills. Fun classes will help you relax after a hectic day or week at work and to socialize with different people in your community. The classes will also help you make time to express yourself through art.
Whether it’s in a class setting or during personal time, sketching is an excellent way to express your ideas and thoughts. Sketching the nature and overall beauty in the world around you will allow you to grow in appreciating your surroundings. Setting aside the time to sketch isn’t always easy, but by working it into your routine can help you relieve stress that builds up throughout the day.
Volunteer with Changing Images
Look into ways you can channel your art back into your community. Changing Images is a great start. We work in institutions with patients, residents and caregivers but we also work with individuals, community service organizations, corporations and schools on a variety of different projects that are then shared with facilities in need. From our fish and butterfly kits to the murals, the work done by Changing Images gives a voice to the voiceless when it comes to their environmental surroundings, it has brought “Medicine for the Soul” to countless numbers of people who reside, work and visit hospitals and nursing homes bringing color to bleak walls.