All over the world, people are using various activities to remain distracted and productive during coronavirus. This is why Arts Council England has come together with a list that helps you with some ideas about participating in art.
1. Family dance workshops with Sadler's Wells
Sadler’s Wells organizes workshops and dance classes for people staying at home. A new video is released every Wednesday and The Company of Elders workshop series has especially been created for individuals over 60s who want to continue exercising indoors.
2. Creativity packs from some of the UK's top artists
Firstsite has made a collection of activity packs available to download for free. These feature contributions from UK artists including Annie Morris, Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Grayson Perry, Harold Offeh, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Ryan Gander, and Vanley Burke. So just sign up and gain access to all the materials.
3. Create a coronavirus time capsule
Source: BBC Company
Three consists of 75 young people aged between 11 and 19 and they are situated in Islington, North London. The staff members are creating a coronavirus Time Capsule to record teenagers’ experience during the global virus so they can look back at the time after it is over.
4. Color your own thank you to NHS staff
Sir Micheal Craig-Martin, a leading artist based in Britain has designed this poster as a tribute to NHS so you can download and color it.
5. Art classes with Pascal Anson
BBC’s mentor on The Big Painting Challenge Pascal Anson is uploading videos on his Youtube channel. He's covered a range of styles so far, including portraiture, landscapes, and still life.
He told BBC Arts: "While I can’t help with the medical aspect of the crisis, I hope that by igniting peoples’ creativity I can help with the boredom of staying at home. This is not a particularly imaginative time for me as an artist, but I’m in full problem-solving mode, so I set up a TV studio in my kitchen and started to run art classes."
6. Manchester Museums in Quarantine
Manchester Museum has come up with a series of activities for carers who are staying at home. Resources like Cultural First Aid Kit will be added in the coming weeks featuring workshops for on-duty medical staff in the hospitals.
So pick any artist from the list and entertain yourself during the quarantine period.