Here are some art ideas from a art curriculum book I inherited from “Ms. J,” a popular 6th grade teacher at my job. Yes, it is old (1970, the same age as Earth Day!) but I have given it a try. The instructions are simple, and yet inspire me to try things I haven’t thought of on my own. I have been finding that doing art a great way to respond to the pandemic. Choosing the paper, the colors, the orientation of the page, as well as deciding where to place my crayon or yarn or pencil…all of these simple steps lead one to explore. It’s soothing.
Let the church office know if you need art supplies. We will find a safe way to make them available to those in need.
Check out Dolly Partons Imagination Library!
#DrawTogether with WendyMac is a 30-minute live drawing class for kids (of all ages.) Every school day at 10am PST, thousands of kids around the world gather on Instagram Live to learn, laugh, and #DrawTogether with WendyMac. Each class includes a warmup exercise and a How-to lesson (and sometimes dancing.) After 24 hours it appears here on YouTube so kids and parents can watch anytime.
Bay Area Book Festival #UNBOUND
On May 1-3, the Bay Area Book Festival will launch the “BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL #UNBOUND”: a series of world-class live and recorded virtual author programs on the Festival’s YouTube channel. Most events are FREE and programs will roll out through June. Amongst pressing family/parenting topics, the series will present an uplifting slate of YA and children’s programming every Wednesday and Saturday through May and June.
The adult schedule can be found here: https://www.baybookfest.org/unbound
The YA/children’s schedule can be found here: https://www.baybookfest.org/virtualkids
Virtual Recreation Center
Did you know that Richmond Community Services Department (Richmond CSD) has a virtual recreation center? There, you can find information and resources for seniors and the general public, as well as ideas for indoor activities and outdoor activities!