The Internet is an excellent resource for creativity and learning, hosting many online courses to get you through lockdown.
There’s a wide range of classes to explore, from drawing to Origami, and they can all be done from home while you stay safe.
A number of classes are also free and offer helpful advice for beginners.
From life drawing classes to pandemic cartoons, drawing is the perfect solution for getting creative in our current quarantine. You’ll find plenty of tutorials online, YouTube is a good place to start.
There are also many beginners’ classes and extra help for people new to drawing.
There are a range of resources online to learn this ancient Japanese art of paper folding. Origami is a relaxing and low cost way of learning something new at home. You can encourage the whole family to join in and help too.
You’ll soon be able to make your own unique paper creations!
Dust off your old skills or pick up something new with online music tutorials. There are classes ranging from drums to piano and many are free.
Interactive classes for all skill levels are available and they cater for most styles of music.
There is a wide range of crafts to explore at home, from sewing and knitting to crotchet and quilting. You could try your hand at making gifts for relatives or friends.
Crafting can be cheap and fun for the whole family too!
Tai Chi is the Chinese martial art practiced for defence training, health benefits and meditation. The exercise can also be a great help for mental wellbeing and creativity.
The martial art is an ideal way to escape everyday stresses and strains, plus it’s only a light and easy form of exercise.
From disco to Latin tutorials, keep active during lockdown with online dance classes. Find some music to move to or you could try a full dance programme. You can also get creative and develop your own routines.
YouTube is great for finding free dance and exercise resources.
Learn how to cope with anxiety and your feelings with meditation classes. You can learn to live with your feelings through meditation and focus on creativity.
The ability to meditate is a valuable tool in combating negative thoughts and particularly useful during this difficult time.
Gardening classes can help you to explore nature and the outdoors. You can do this without an actual garden and grow plants on window ledges or outside your front door.
It’s rewarding to nurture the plants and they will give you an ongoing interest.
Try your hand at writing, this could be fiction or writing for children. There are a host of classes for beginners and writing short stories is a good way to start.
Writing can be an excellent way to express your thoughts and feelings during the pandemic.
Singing is free and makes you feel good so it’s an ideal time to try out some vocal classes. Using your singing voice releases endorphins and is very effective as a stress reliever.
You might even discover an untapped talent that leads to a career on the stage!