#WonderLoves on Lockdown: Staying creative at home.
Apr 03, 2020
Welcome back for a second dose of Team Wonder spirit – sending positive energy across the ether to our friends, clients, and colleagues all isolating at home.
In the second of our blog posts, we're tackling the need to keep flexing our creative muscles throughout lockdown. Working, sleeping and relaxing in the same space can be hard – and it's even harder to keep our minds entertained and our schedules varied. Which is why we've pulled together a daily guide for new ways to expand your skills and keep creativity levels high after hours.
Check out our full list of tips below for keeping your imagination restless and your mind active! Get involved, stay safe and see you next week for more #WonderLoves on Lockdown.
One for all the musos out there – Tim Burgess, otherwise known as the lead singer of The Charlatans, has started a online album listening community. Simply stream or play the selected album, follow Tim and share memories and thoughts using #timstwitterlisteningparty. We've dropped this week's scheduled below.
Join an art school.
With oversight from Turner Prize-winning artist Keith Tyson, pro artists host inspiring workshops on Instagram for free at Isolation Art School. Crack out those paintbrushes and get tips and tricks direct from the likes of Urs Fischer, Quentin Blake and Mat Collishaw, as well as crafty afternoon suggestions to keep the kids entertained.
Get picture perfect.
Check out renowned photographer Martin Parr's new photography challenge series on Instagram. With a new theme each week, there's only one caveat to the challenges – all of them have to be completed within the home. Submit your shot to Instagram and Parr will judge the entries each week with prizes up for grabs.
Get (fancy) dressed up.
Comedian Alison Spittle is hosting Covideo parties to connect self isolating people. Everyone watches the same film on Netflix at 9pm and then gets involved discussing it on social media as it plays out. The creative element? There is also a fancy dress theme to every #CovideoParty, with Alison leading the charge of course.
Become a filmmaker.
Why not fill your Friday evenings with film? Film historian and Filmmaker Mark Cousins' free online course covers the basics in 40 days with easily digestible daily segments on style and content.
Keep the kids entertained.
Plonk are helping us combat weekend boredom by turning our recycling into a mini golf course! For just £5 you'll get golf course designs, digital content and live lessons - and 50% of the profits will go to The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund.