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Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a fabric flower brooch #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Try our daily Creative Challenge Paint a pot with 1 colour. When dry, mask and sponge a darker colour on top. Put stickers on the rim and paint over them. Remove stickers when dry to reveal a beautiful pot #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a body scrub with 8 tablespoons brown sugar, 6 tablespoons olive oil and a couple of drops of essential oil #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Join Kay @universoulbrand and #64MillionArtists on Zoom this Thursday at 4pm. Kay will be talking about the S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project and answering your questions. Zoom details and this week's full challenge: mailchi.mp/64millionartis… #TheWeeklyChallenge #BlackBoyJoy Join us on Zoom this Thursday at 4pm. Kay will be there to talk about the project, answer any questions and hear your responses! We're really looking forward to seeing you there. Details here - ow.ly/JAcV50AhJU3 #64MillionArtists #BlackBoyBoy @universoulbrand Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a book title poem. All of these titles are available in @BorrowBox , our eLibrary and on our book catalouge #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Join Kay and 64 Million Artists on Zoom this Thursday at 4pm. Kay will be talking about the project and the methodology and answering your questions. You can share your challenge responses or simply listen along! Time: Jul 2, 2020 04:00 PM London https://zoom.us/j/93432733745?pwd=Z3N0Y2VwQlB3QVhaKzhyRGJRZHVvdz09 Meeting ID: 934 3273 3745 Password: SMILE Kay Rufai @universoulbrands S.M.I.LE-ing Boys Project addresses mental health needs of black teenage boys that can go unseen & unmet. What makes you about these pics? Read full challenge here, we recommend you do ow.ly/dMaV50AhIBz #64MillionArtists #BlackBoyJoy The Weekly Challenge, 29th June 2020 - S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys We recommend reading the full challenge here! http://dothinkshare.com/the-weekly-challenge/the-weekly-challenge-29th-june-2020-s-m-i-le-ing-boys/ Kay Rufai is an artist who developed the Mayor of London supported S.M.I.LE-ing Boys Project. The project aims to address the mental health needs of black teenage boys that can go unacknowledged and unmet. It is a direct response to rising levels of knife crime and the media portrayal of black boys and men as perpetrators and victims. The initial stage of the project was held with 50 young, black boys in Year 9 at a school in Lambeth. The photos show young, black boys smiling. These photos are the visual aspect of a much wider initiative – to provide tangible coping strategies to manage their mental health, and to increase agency over the factors that affect their well-being. Over an 8 month creative programme, exploring the 8 Pillars of Happiness, the boys’ sense of wellbeing and self-worth rose by 22%. You can read more about the project, its context and its findings via the link above. “In terms of challenging stereotypes and representations of black boys this was so powerful for me…because it’s not an image that you’re used to ever seeing, and you question why it has such an impact on you.” Do This week’s challenge invites you to explore the context of this project, and reflect on its impact. Use these questions to help you. You can respond as creatively as you like, through drawing, poetry, photography or writing – all mediums that Kay used throughout the project. What makes you smile about these images? What could you do to make you smile more? What could you do this week to further engage with the context behind the project? How could you use this to educate yourself, someone else, celebrate black people, black artists and black joy? Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a folded paper butterfly youtu.be/0cuCfNPhbZI #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline National Insect Week - Family Bug Crafts Make a Bread Roll worm Have you seen any worms? #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #LoveHertsLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #CreativeQuarantine #NIW2020 Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a leaf print picture #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Token of love weekly challenge @64M_Artists @adamsincerely Claude Cahun, artist and activist #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Decorate a jar with lace and string and double-sided tape #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline National Insect Week - Family Bug Crafts Make a glove spider This is a bit like a wolf spider, have you seen any spiders? #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #LoveHertsLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #CreativeQuarantine #NIW2020 National Insect Week - Family Bug Crafts Make a fold-over splat butterfly This is an Orange Tip Butterfly Have you seen any butterflies? #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #LoveHertsLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #NIW2020 Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a ladybird corner bookmark #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline National Insect Week - Family Bug Crafts Make a nature frame from cardboard to look through and take photographs #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #LoveHertsLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #CreativeQuarantine #NIW2020 Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a ribbon wreath by knotting scraps of ribbon around a hoop #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline National Insect Week Family Bug Crafts Fingerprint some ants These are Black Garden Ants Have you seen any ants marching in a line? #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #CreativeQuarantine National Insect Week Family Bug Crafts Paint a stone ladybird This is a Seven Spot Ladybird Have you seen any ladybirds? #HertsBugWatch #HYOC2020 #LoveLibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #YourLibraryOnline #CreativeQuarantine Zoom meet up to celebrate this week's challenge! Join 64 Million Artists and Adam on zoom on Friday lunchtime to share your challenges (or simply to listen along!) - let's celebrate! Friday 26th June - 1-1.30 pm https://zoom.us/j/96337509329?pwd=TkFFNE42QXhXN3g4dFJQMjdHZ05udz09 Meeting ID: 963 3750 9329 Password: PRIDE The Weekly Challenge, 22nd June 2020 - Token of Love The month of June is Pride month! Pride is a global celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and a chance to come together in love and friendship. As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of issues facing the community. It is an opportunity to challenge intolerance in the past and present and pave the way for the future. This week’s challenge comes from Adam Ali Gseebat, who is a British Libyan writer and actor. Create your Token of Love. This week’s challenge is your chance to celebrate somebody in the LGBTQ+ community. They might be somebody that you know - somebody you go to school or work with, somebody in your family, or a friend. It might even be yourself! Or, they might be somebody you don’t know, but you admire. You could do some research to help you - they might be a historical figure, a politician, an activist or a celebrity. Celebrate in your own way! You could write a poem about them, sketch them, learn about them, share their stories and look for more. The way you celebrate is up to you. What does it mean to support LGBTQ+ Pride? Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-22nd-june-2020 Have fun, let's get creative. Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Write a knock knock job #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make some crochet 'paper chains'. Thanks to Myra for this make #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Decorate a bag with woven roses #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline This week's challenge from A Line Art @annabruder is to create your very own mini golf circuit. Love this from Catherine in our Facebook group - the miniest of all mini golfs! #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make an origami fish Thank you to Benoit for this idea #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a journal from a single sheet of paper Thanks to Nancy for this idea #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline youtu.be/uLO7KfzMpac Mini Golf #MondayChallenge how to play golf inside and related to on screen life #64millionartists #creativity #imagination #covid19residency Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a hair scrunchie. Cut fabric 55cm by 90cm. Cut elastic 23cm. Many thanks to Caroline for this idea. #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline The Weekly Challenge, 15th June 2020 - Mini Golf! Find this week's full challenge here! https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-15th-june-2020 Artist Anna Bruder and Poet Arji Manuelpillai run an interactive theatre and art company called A Line Art which specialises in immersive creative events for children, young people and their families. Their main aim is to inspire and encourage creative play - anywhere and everywhere! Thank you to their 7 year old friend Eeshan for suggesting this week’s activity. Check out Anna and Arji’s Broom cupboard! There will be new BSL interpreted episodes coming each week, starting today! Here is this week's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzJjTAKPkKk&feature=youtu.be Do Create your own mini golf course to play at home, in the park, or wherever you like… To make your golf course, you can download and print the templates from A Line Art here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1al_bsNgTTPdHg-kQZcfplNlChoLuuCTL - or be inspired by the images below, or create your own version! Have some fun - bring mini golf to you! You will need some card (an old box or cereal box would work brilliantly), some scissors and something to decorate with like pens or crayons. Make your golf ball out of scrunched up scrap paper, and make your golf club stronger with sticks or a double layer of cardboard. How else could you create mini golf at home? Could you use a chopstick and peas? Could you use an umbrella and an orange?! Have fun and get creative! Let's play... Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Write a cinquain poem. The lines should be 2,4,6,8, 2 syllables. (lambic pentameter if possible, i.e stress on even numbered syllables!) #Hyoc2020 #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Play a clapping game #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make some triangular bunting #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a LEGO stand for your tablet or smartphone #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Take a photo of something from an unusual angle. Post it here so we can guess what it is! #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline #MondayChallenge Acanthus seeds in their husks collected and curated as nature's bounty #64millionartists #gardens #collecting #plants Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make some safety pin jewellery with beads #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a colour wheel composition. Use mainly tones of one colour, with a little touch of the opposite colour on the wheel to make the composition 'pop'. #Hyoc2020 #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists The Weekly Challenge - Connecting Nature! @LIFEbeatUK (https://lifebeat.uk/) is a charity that provides training for teachers and youth workers as well as creative residential programmes for 14 to 18-year-olds. They believe that the voice of every young person counts and that a creative approach to wellbeing can transform a young person's life, allowing them to find their unique talents and passion in the world. This week they’re inviting us to connect with nature, recognising its beauty and diversity whilst noticing its influence on our mood and wellbeing. Create a mandala using natural objects such as flowers, stones and leaves to symbolise your connection with yourself and with the natural world. A mandala is usually a geometric design or circular pattern that is organised around a single, central point. In different spiritual traditions, they have been used to focus attention. Think about the different colours, textures and designs of each element and how they interact with each other to create the bigger picture. What story can you create with your patterns? How can the process of building your mandala feel calming and reflective? How does the mandala you have created reflect something of you and who you are? Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-8th-june-2020 Have fun, and get creative! Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Write a Kenning riddle poem #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Play hopscotch #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a Kusudama Flower #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline youtu.be/DRc8gideLuY Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a tissue flower #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a button picture. Thank you to Emma for this beautiful make. #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Create a photo montage. Thank you to Kevin for this make. #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Play 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline