Several of our members and supporters, and major art and craft institutions have created online lessons, activities and demonstrations to help you make the most of your time at home.
Here are just a few that we know about. Please send details of others you know or, or have created yourself, to email@example.com We’ll put as many as we can on our website or link to them from our Facebook page.
Penny Wilton has created a series of “isolation” worksheets, with plenty of activities to try at home. Penny also has a YouTube channel with a range of “how to” videos. Find out more on her website http://www.pennywilton.co.uk/
Sally Pinhey, botanical art tutor and regular DACA exhibitor, has produced a watercolour workshop video on building tone, using this painting of a yellow tree peony to demonstrate the techniques. The video is on YouTube https://youtu.be/a9-GemX_5wo
Do you want to try your hand at something new? Take a look at these six films on making art from the Royal Academy of Art, with practical tips from Royal Academicians including Rebecca Salter PRA and Yinka Shonibare RA. If you feel inspired to have a go, we’d love to see what you create – post your photos on our social media pages.
Maggie Grey‘s Workshop on the Web was an innovative online magazine offering step-by-step workshops from top textile tutors. After 20 years, Maggie changed the structure and offered it in book format. The WOWbooks were a great success as they included loads of online workshops, too.
Maggie says, ‘We appreciate that life in lockdown can be a little boring so we’re offering the very last issue of the online version of Workshop on the Web (November 2017) to everyone as a free gift. You’ll see workshops by Maggie, Carol Wiebe, Kathryn Harmer Fox, Elizabeth James, Nina Eaton and Fiona Metcalfe together with our interview with Ann Small. For her article, Maggie chose six ‘store cupboard’ items and then had a lot of fun putting them together. We think this would be the perfect time to revisit that workshop. You could also visit Maggie’s recent blog posts where she looks again at this idea. Maggie’s blog is on wowbook.d4daisy.com where you will also find the free issue. To download the, issue go to wowbook.d4daisy.com and click on WoW Back Issues along the top. The WoW archive will then come up – click on November 2017. Now enter the username, nov2017 and the password, bcr59 (exactly as written here)’.
Anna McDowell of Henry’s Buttons has free worksheets available on her website, showing you how to make Dorset Buttons including the Dorset Crosswheel Button pictured here.
The worksheets are at https://henrysbuttons.co.uk/worksheets-and-tutorials.html
If you want to try your hand at weaving, Dovecot Studios has some weaving from home projects on its website, including instructions for making this fabulous rainbow.
Find full instructions at https://dovecotstudios.com/tapestry-studio/projects/weaving-from-home-rainbows/
The Royal Academy website has a range of creative activities for the whole family to try. Why not have a go at making your own paintbrush using natural, foraged materials? Find this and lots of other ideas at https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/articles/tag/family-how-to