Don’t let cabin fever get you down – express your creativity with help from UAB artists-in-residence as you stay safe at home.
You’ll find myriad playlists from UAB ArtPlay, Arts in Medicine and AEIVA that offer something for everyone. Best of all, UAB teachers guide virtual learners every step of the way. None of the classes are longer than 20 minutes, which helps to mesh activities into an evolving home-school routine.
You’ve got the time – learn a new skill
Ten ArtPlay classes let you grow skills you can use. A hand-stitching class teaches the basics of sewing, instructing about the simplest way to thread a needle. Basic techniques given in this class could be handy when making a cloth face mask. Relax while painting with watercolors or map out your life plan. Let your mind roam as you design beautiful art patterns suitable for home decoration. Keep your hands busy while learning to create paper hexagons for gift-giving and enjoyment.
Boost your child’s home-schooling routine
You can help guide kids through fun art activities – perfect for beginners – but still allow youngsters to do the work:
- Paper Flowers with Ms. Mollie: Use tissue paper and coffee filters to decorate your bedroom or give to a friend.
- Printmaking with Ms. Mollie: This easy project is great for all ages and is perfect way to get outside or explore your home for textures.
Enhance your children’s home-schooling routine with ArtPlay writing lessons from professional writer Audrey Atkins:
- Writing “Character” with Teaching Artist Audrey Atkins.
- Writing with Audrey Atkins (Exciting Story Arc).
Become an AEIVA subscriber and develop a stronger art appreciation
After the kids settle down, feed your artistic leanings with selections from AEIVA. Many people don’t realize the university has a permanent art collection. Enjoy AEIVA videos including Staff Chats, Objects from the Collection and a guest chat with Emmie Megan Hicks as she examines “Le Seigneur et la Dame,” a famous lithograph by Pablo Picasso.