Virtual Brushstrokes For Mental Health

It’s no secret that creativity bolsters mental and physical health. No matter what form that expression takes, the benefits are many: a greater ability to process a hard-to-articulate emotion, social connections that combat feelings of isolation and even a stronger immune system.

With that in mind, UNC Campus Recreation began offering Virtual Paint Night, a biweekly recreational painting class, this semester. While Campus Rec’s programming typically focuses on physical health — from group exercise classes to guided hikes — Virtual Paint Night offers students a new way to connect while also addressing mental health through art.