Keyword: At Home Activities

Creative Aging Art in a Box Class

From the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) site:

“MCA is so excited to be continuing to offer unique programs geared towards adults ages 55+. During this home based class, each participant will get a package of supplies to create with over the 8-week period as well as guided lesson plans. However, unlike other DIY (Do-it-Yourself) art kits, students be sending and receiving postcards from other area residents and receiving check-ins by the instructor. Registrations can expect to learn new artistic techniques, be encouraged to set aside time to be creative, and feel more connected to others during this challenging time. Please see the description below for class details.”

Older Adult Choir Instructional Videos from The San Francisco Community Music Center

The San Francisco Community Music Center (SFCMC) developed the Older Adult Choir Program to provide the many personal, social, artistic, and quality of life benefits that musical activity can bring to older adults. The program has grown as choirs have cycled out of the Community of Voices research study led by UCSF in partnership with CMC and DAAS.

These videos are aimed at the participating older adults, but would be useful and fun for anyone looking to sing at home.

Museum Arts Culture Access Consortium

MAC have created this webpage to link you to as many at-home learning resources and activities being offered by NYC cultural institutions and beyond as possible. The list includes resources for families, individuals, teachers, and people with disabilities. They link to many institutions’ current offerings (including live streams from the MET opera) as well as podcasts and online classes.

Dance and Movement at Home with Dance for PD, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group

Dance for PD is committed to supporting the global community and encouraging people living with Parkinson’s to keep dancing during a time when live classes may not be available. They are providing regularly-scheduled live online community meetups that include a live 30-minute Dance for PD class three times a week. They are also making their full digital class archive available free of charge.

10*10*10: Free Poetry Workshops with Dave Johnson

From March 23 through March 27, Lifetime Arts Roster Artist Dave Johnson partnered with Poets House to host 10-minute poetry workshops at 10AM EST. In the workshop, participants tuned in to write a quick poem with him each morning and share it. At the end of 10 days, participants had 10 new poems!

11 Tips for Maintaining a Creative Practice, When Home Is Your Studio

The following is a post published by Pratt Institute to aid their student and faculty communities during COVID-19. The tips are universally relevant for anyone who wants to create at home.

“COVID-19 has quickly changed the way we study, teach, and create. As students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the Pratt Institute community are now working and learning remotely, here are some tips on maintaining a daily creative practice that is positive and productive.”