Now that we are in week five of California’s shelter-in-place, there is no better time to recommit to art, making, and creativity. Studies show that being creative—no matter your skill level—can improve your mood, relieve stress and anxiety, and influence brain connections. With stress high and the news changing day-by-day, there is no need to feel pressured to produce a masterpiece. Many artists and art spaces, including The Crucible, have ramped up digital programming and this is a great time to find new creative outputs or offerings and make time to do what helps you feel connected and happy.
To help, we’ve organized a handful of virtual art-related activities you can do from the comfort of your couch (and some outside your door!). See below for your guide to a creative shelter-in-place and know that community, creativity, and compassion will be what get us through this. #WeAreInThisTogether
P.S. Please email us your own creative shelter-in-place finds and we will add them to this guide!