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January 3, 2020 by Karen Ireton

Club Fit Showcases Art from Seton Students

Showcasing the artworks of Seton School Students at Club Fit


We’re kicking off our 2020 art gallery season with a fun exhibit by local students from 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak. The students have been working diligently in their art classes to create their very own masterpieces. They are excited to share them with us! All pieces are handcrafted using watercolors, colored pencils, and crayons, along with an endless amount of imagination and creativity.

 

Artistic pursuits are an important part of a comprehensive approach to overall health. Creativity benefits our well-being in myriad ways, which is why we include arts & crafts in our camp programs here at Club Fit.

 

The healing benefits associated with art are achieved by both making and viewing artworks. A study led by Girija Kaimal, Assistant Professor of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent. As reported by HuffPost, “Approximately 75 percent of study participants displayed lower levels of cortisol, indicating lower stress levels.” Results also indicated that young people in particular could benefit greatly from the de-stressing powers of art.

 

Further benefits come from simply experiencing art. A University of Westminster study reported on in Mic.com found “participants’ stress levels decreased after a lunchtime visit to an art gallery.” Simply put, “Experiencing art decreases stress levels.”

 

We are happy to provide this space for showcasing and enjoying art produced within our local communities.

 

There will be an opening event at Club Fit Jefferson Valley on Wednesday, January 8th, 5:30–7:00 pm. The drawings will remain on display through the end of January.

 

Interested in showing your work at the Club? Contact Allison at asaffo@clubfit.com.

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