Inspiration for creativity and mindfulness for all ages
During this time while we are working together to #FlattenTheCurve, it’s vitally important to keep the mind healthy, showing yourself compassion in isolation, and finding simple ways to connect and support one another. It’s a challenge to not get swept up in anxiety or in facing the challenges of working remotely and dealing with children who are at home from school.
The arts are an essential dimension of individual and community wellness. We need the arts now more than ever, to remind us of our better selves and to help us to support each other with creativity and compassion. The arts are an essential dimension of community wellness.
As a reminder, if you go outside, be sure to practice the CDC’s recommended guidelines for disinfecting and social distancing.
Creative project ideas and instruction:
Creative ways to use materials found on nature walks
Story stones and sidewalk scenes
Homemade natural suncatchers and windchimes
50 craft ideas and activities for kids
20 activities to de-stress at home
10 animal crafts made with toilet paper rolls
3-ingredient homemade puffy paint
50 indoor crafts and games for kids
Mindfulness and Wellness
Creativity for better wellbeing
Books that remind us to be kind and brave
Apps for meditation and mindfulness
Expressive inspirations: 100 Art Therapy exercises
Virtual art experiences
Visit a world-class museum, virtually
Watch these performances from your couch
Watch a virtual dance class
Support these local artists when you register for a future online class. It’s more critical than ever!
Please feel free to share and contribute to this list by emailing us or tagging @DublinArts on Twitter and Instagram, and /DublinArtsCouncil on Facebook using the hashtags #BeCreative and #FlattenTheCurve.
Photo credits: Playtivities.com, Chris Bennett/Backpacker.com