Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
How’s it going over there?
Feeling the Zoom fatigue?
Craving some creative stimulation outside the walls of your home?
If so, you’re in luck!
Turns out, there are some excellent opportunities to connect artistically with the outside world, without leaving home!
Read on for 5 (free) arts resources to nurture your emotional wellness… right where you are:
1. View the world through a different lens.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a total newbie, photography can be a meditative and transformative experience.
Professional Photographers of America is offering free access to its entire library of online photography courses through the end of May.
2. Try your hand at drawing.
If you’ve filled all your coloring books and are looking to expand your creative horizons, why not channel your childhood self and learn to sketch some of your favorite characters?
Disney offers free step-by-step character-drawing tutorials, taught by professional animators.
3. Wander around a museum.
Maybe you’re a perennial pass holder who’s longing for the familiar smell of your favorite galleries. Or perhaps you’ve always felt too intimidated to explore the classics on your own. Either way, there’s a vast array of collections to visit, all from the comfort of your couch.
A variety of world-class museums have opened their doors to offer virtual tours.
4. Move to the music.
You don’t need to be a pro to crank up the music and stage an impromptu dance party. But, if you’re looking for a little expert instruction, a virtual dance class might be just what you need.
Dance Plug offers a library of free dance tutorials, as well as a free pass to try any of their virtual classes.
5. Escape into a story.
Culture doesn’t have to be fancy. Sometimes all it takes to engage your creativity is a good plot and some interesting characters. Already burned through your bookshelves at home? Check out the virtually limitless selection of stories online!
Audible Stories is providing free access to its collection of audiobooks for children and teenagers while schools are closed.
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