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SLIDESHOW: The Joy of Creating Art

You don't have to be a professional to make beautiful objects

July 12, 2013

The graffiti artist Keith Haring said of the process of creating art: ”When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about."

You don't have to able to make museum-quality art to enjoy the process. Dabblers often say they feel their happiest and truest to themselves when they're simply creating. At midlife, many people who once pursued different kinds of arts or crafts often feel a pull to return to it. 

Whether you've always considered yourself an artist, always secretly wanted to be one or simply feel the urge to create, why not take the next step by taking a class or workshop? Get inspired — and get suggestions for how to find the right program for you — in our article "
Get in Touch With Your Inner Artist."