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Stay Creative

Our doors may be closed, but over the coming weeks we remain open in different ways, increasing our virtual presence and sharing lots of ways to learn and stay creative at home.

Finding ways to feel good at home is vital for keeping a healthy, active body and mind. In the coming weeks we will be sharing new articles and digital content to keep all the family inspired and actively creative. These will include arty activities for home-schooling, video tutorials from our resident artists and creative tips and techniques that will help our wellbeing.

A challenge for all parents this week will be keeping children occupied and most importantly learning while the schools are closed. To help, we will be sharing some of the best creative and educational activities from different organisations to keep young ones creatively active!

Creative home schooling

Be inspired and create with the Tate galleries! Check out the wealth of children’s creative activities online by visiting Make | Tate Kids. Explore the history of art by recreating artistic styles from throughout history with creative activities that range from Picasso to Turner inspired creations. Whether you are interested in painting and drawing, sculpture, technology or even performance art, there are fun and engaging activities for all ages to explore.

Another institution sharing some great arty ideas is the Royal Academy of Arts. One of a range of family fun activities explores reusing household rubbish to create a sculpture. In doing so, children can see how art can be created from anything, while learning how to build and finding fun ways to decorate. This idea of recycled art is a great way for young people to explore and learn about the possibilities of creative sustainability. Family how-to: make a recycled sculpture

Closer to home, Newbury’s craft advocate A Boat Full of Wool is offering educational and fun children’s craft kits that will certainly keep young ones entertained. For more information contact aboatfullofwool@gmail.com. Staying creative and exploring a variety of crafts is important for all ages, as craft has the ability to improve cognitive and coordination skills, while also being a therapeutic means of expression.

Image: Sophie Hale @aboatfullofwool

If you are exploring or taking part in any of the art activities we have featured from Tate or Royal Academy, why not check out what else they have to offer online. From fabulous online collections to audio and video discussions, blogs and articles, there is a wealth of online resources to enjoy and keep you inspired!

Stay tuned for more news, ideas and fun activities that will keep the family inspired and creative during this period of social distancing and isolation. If you have any questions or would like more information about anything we post, do drop us a line. Visit our Contact page to get in touch.

Stay safe, healthy and creative.