Art Resources to inspire and support your creativity during COVID-19 stay-at-home time — call it your Creative Retreat!
Many of us are now in lockdown, shelter-in-place mode, to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and everyone else in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As artists and creative people, we are lucky that we can continue to do our creative work at home, maybe on a smaller scale. Consider it the gift of time, and give yourself an at-home creative retreat, an art retreat stay-cation.
And lucky us, that we have so many resources online that we can turn to during this time! Here's a list of resources you can check out (I will add to this as I find more). My thanks to all my students who shared resources they came across, to share them with you!
Visit Museums Online:
Stuck at Home? These 12 Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take On Your Couch: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR3qdLHjlT-FqZOt_DSGD-IMmwUggwsTt2Lt_UJ6nDA7N7ZH85z3GvuA7D8
Podcasts about all things art-related
Podcasts from Plein Air Magazine:
The Savvy Painter Podcast:
On YouTube, Bob Burridge's pep talk about the times we live in (and check out the many videos he has on his channel, too):
Bob’s Pep Talk https://youtu.be/rhwxp96tEKc
Plein Air Magazine offers free videos of instructional Facebook Livestreams, along with articles and links to the podcasts listed above:
On Amazon Prime, The Artist in You — a new series all about mixed media, and an experimental, playful approach to it, with Jenny Muncaster:
Free online class with values vs color, with Matt Smith from Tucson Art Academy:
On YouTube, Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems, an engaging and encouraging children's book author/illustrator who sits down every day Monday through Friday to doodle with his viewers, and share how he makes his drawings, his characters, and his books:
Resources to De-stress and Release Anxiety:
Hay House is sharing free resources to help us all de-stress and reduce anxiety, in the form of podcasts, videos, ebooks and downloads, and articles:
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am a working artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in northern California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes, workshops, and private lessons, live in Calistoga, and have my art studio in Santa Rosa, California.