Watercolor Classes by Ceci and the Benefits of painting

Watercolor Classes by Ceci and the Benefits of painting

Hi friends,

Come join me in my watercolor class held at Bayside Artisans Shoppes on Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach, our next class will be July 8th from 6-8p.m.!

On our last class, I gave the students the choice to either paint 1 or 3 hydrangeas on the watercolor paper! Although I might not always offer a choice of a design, students always enjoy following along and learning more about watercolor so I encourage you to attend the next class! To register, please click HERE.


For the class I got to wear one of my vintage favorite prints, "Flamingos in Palms"! What a great way to celebrate the arrival of Summer! 

Make sure you read below, let's admit it, there are so many benefits of painting! 

  •  Painting improves memory and concentration ~ While it might not be obvious but your brain is essentially working out whenever you paint, which means that painting boots the memory function and sharpen the mind. When painting, parts of the brain responsible for memory and concentration are engaged!
  • Painting develops your creativity ~ when painting both left and right side of the brain are stimulated. Even as a beginner, learning how to paint will strengthen your mind as you try new techniques and master new skills. Painting classes hep further boost your creative spirit! In painting we use our left side of the brain to tackle logical challenges, for example how you should set up your paper and paints and getting ready to paint!
  • Painting is an all brain exercise, triggering dopamine activity in the brain and strengthening the mind, so spending time indulging your creativity is basically like doing a fun physical workout but in your brain, lets call it a fun fitness class!
  • There are endless benefits of painting ~ studies show that people who practice creative activities regularly such as painting are shown to have less chance of developing Alzheimer's and dementia. Therefore not only is your painting hobby sparking joy and making you feel better due to the dopamine release which is an hormone responsible for important body functions including movement, memory, pleasure and motivation, and is also looking after your health and safeguarding your brain functions in the future!

You will also enjoy meeting and connecting with other students in the class. Believe it or not there are many benefits of socializing and having this time for yourself.


3  blue hydrangeas

Make sure you register HERE and secure your spot, there is limited seating available. Hope to see you there!

If you attended one of my previous classes, I would love for you to leave a comment below about your experience. These comments help me be better prepared for the next class!

Thank you,

Watercolor hydrangeas by Ceci Mason

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February 02, 2024 — Ceci Mason