This article describes an experiment in which the cortisol levels of adults working on art projects for 45 mintues were measured before and after the creative activity. The study provides evidence of lowered cortisol level and indicates that making art reduces stress hormones at any skill level. It is the process of creative engagement, not necessarily the completion of a work, that has beneficial impact.
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