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Create to Connect, Day 25! Koestler Arts (https://www.koestlerarts.org.uk/) is a charity that encourages people in the UK's criminal justice system to participate in the arts. During the Covid 19 lockdown they’ve been publishing weekly Art Aid inspiration. Each Art Aid sheet has activities, and every activity can be done in a prison cell, with very limited materials and space. Think of a walk you can remember very clearly. Take some time to sit and think about it. Then write the most vivid and detailed description you can, taking the reader on a walk with you. It might be down the corridor, down the street or up a mountain. A walk through the countryside, along a beach, or through a town… Try to include description that involves the senses – what can you see, hear, smell, feel and even taste in the air? Find the full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-25th-may-2020-day-25 Have fun! Let's #CreateToConnect Create to Connect - Day 24! Full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-24th-may-2020-day-24 The Shpresa Programme (http://shpresaprogramme.com/) is a user-led organisation that promotes the participation and contribution of the Albanian-speaking community in the UK. Faleminderit means ‘thank you’ in Albanian, and today’s challenge is all about gratitude. Think of someone you’d like to thank. It could be someone you live with or someone far away, and then find a way to say thank you to them in a new language. You could learn how to say thank you in another language, in Sign Language, or learn how to write thank you in Braille. Get creative! Have fun and get creative - let's #CreateToConnect Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a milk bottle Elmer for #ElmerDay #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline #CreateToConnect 'Curating The Curious' - objects found around the home ceramic breasts and large pinecones #studio #artistscurios #64millionartists #Curation #CreativityandWellbeing Week: Positive Futures Creative Challenge Day 6 #CreateWell2020 #CreatetoConnect #64MillionArtists Create to Connect - Day 23! Art UK (http://www.artuk.org/) is the online home for every public art collection in the UK. Their website, www.artuk.org, makes art available for everyone – for enjoyment, learning and research. Check out their new curations tool in the link below. How could you make a part of your home an exhibition space? Choose an area (or a few) and curate a home art exhibition featuring your ‘Favourite Things’. Pick around 5 objects and display them. For each object, write on a piece of paper: what it is; when you acquired it; why it’s one of your favourite things. Your exhibition is complete! Turn your real life exhibition into a digital showcase by using Art UK’s brand new Curations tool. Find the simple instructions at www.artuk.org and curate your own exhibition inspired by your favourite things. Let's #CreateToConnect! Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Write a shape poem #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Create to Connect, Day 22! Your Space Leeds is a community wellbeing and outreach service operating in South and East Leeds. They work with the community to empower people with the skills and language to improve and maintain their mental wellbeing and physical health. What weird and wonderful headwear or hairstyles you can make? Can you balance books, braid your hair with colourful ribbons? Or maybe make a hat out of a combination of household goods... Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-22nd-may-2020-day-22 Let's #CreateToConnect! Day 21 - Recycled Portraits #CreateToConnect Here is my self portrait made from a corona box (just had to be) #64MillionArtists #IngenuityPortrait #ingenuityportrait #64millionartists #createtoconnect Me, in chocolate! Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Print a blossom tree with a twig and a cotton bud bundle #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Create to Connect - Day 21! The challenge today comes from the National Justice Museum (https://www.nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk/), based in Nottingham’s old Shire Hall and County Gaol. They work with people outside the museum to shape and inform what happens inside the museum; to share the collection, to connect, include and represent people from all backgrounds. One of the museum’s artefacts is a detailed self portrait sculpted from a bar of soap, made by somebody living in prison (picture below.) To the museum, this carving symbolises ingenuity and the power of creativity. Can you carve, sculpt or make a self portrait out of something you have to hand? It could be soap, newspaper, bread, masking tape, playdough, whatever you can find, and whatever inspires you. Share your portraits using the tag #IngenuityPortrait and the National Justice Museum will share them in their project space as part of an exhibition in 2021. If you have more time ... The soap portrait from the museum has the letters ‘BAD’ carved into the back of it. Can you write or imprint your initials, a secret message, or a title on part of your portrait? Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-21st-may-2020-day-21 Let's #CreateToConnect Here's a photo taken through a kaleidoscope of the beautiful mess on my #WorkingFromHome desk which I've been stuck behind all day in this heat #64MillionArtists #createtoconnect , taken with a souvenir of Eiffel Tower. I keep this on my desk for precisely this purpose Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a black and white book for a new baby #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline youtu.be/pPs-nlzklo8 'My Beautiful Mess' matching the numbers to the seeds to the plants to their families to their planting times -thanks to the Bristol Botanical Garden for my seeds -new knowledge developing an order will emerge #CreateToConnect #64millionartists #gardens #seeds #Bristolbotanics We've had a lovely time photographing the beauty in our mess at home, and playing around with different hue and saturation effects on our phone. A highly recommended activity #CreateToConnect #64millionartists @tippyscarecrow @64M_Artists Kaleidoscopic views of the bookcase to see new perspectives and shapes #64MillionArtists #CreateToConnect #CreativityandWellbeing Week: Positive Futures Creative Challenge Day 3 #CreateWell2020 #CreatetoConnect #64MillionArtists #mundanememoirs Create to Connect - Day 20! Kristina Veasey (http://www.kristinaveasey.com/) is a visual artist who likes to flip negatives into positives, and find beauty in the mundane. Today’s challenge is inspired by Kristina’s installation exploring housework, where she uses repeating images of mess and dirt to print vibrant patterns on wallpaper and furniture (see the wallpaper below in Kristina's video instructions below!) Take a photograph of something in your home from a new angle. Make your mess beautiful! Zoom in close, or find a perspective that makes it look abstract or different. Can you get a closer view of the cobwebs on the skirting? Or see the patterns made by the dishes in the sink? Take notice of your surroundings and find the beauty in the mess... Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-20th-may-2020-day-20 Let's #CreateToConnect! Image ALT text - Orange Juice: A patch of mould floats on a glass of orange juice. Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a phone holder. Many thanks to Benoit who provided this make. #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline #CreateToConnect dreaming of Scotland and open spaces a card to myself and our household #sharing #64millionartists #foundpostcard #fleamarket #pastlives Create to Connect Day 17 - Collaborative Creation #CreateToConnect #64millionartists @YN_AF Create to Connect Day 19 - Cards for Connection #CreateToConnect #64millionartists @HCANews Create to Connect - Day 19! Holborn Community Association (www.holborncommunity.co.uk/apartclub) offers arts, sport and social projects for the local community in Holborn, London. HCA works with everyone from under 5's to over 90's, bringing people together to have fun, learn new skills and get better connected. Be inspired by their Cards for Connection project and create a card or picture to make someone in your community smile. Create your own Card for Connection. Design and decorate a card however you like - you could use paper, card, material - you could draw, cut, stick, make, paint or photograph... Make your card bright and cheerful, then write a positive message, poem or quote inside, and give it away. You could post it through a neighbours door, send it to the staff at your local hospital, leave it outside for someone to find, or share it with friends online on social media, it's up to you! Join Hazel from HCA for a live card making workshop on Instagram at 1pm today, 19th May! Find and follow HCA on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/hca_1aarts/?hl=en Full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-18th-may-2020-day-18-ajxqzc9cau Let's #CreateToConnect Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a cork owl #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline 100 Drawings Dreaming of Botticelli's Venus sea views and a freedom to roam in art galleries to look at drawings and paintings and daydream #64millionartists #CreateToConnect #drawingmatters Day 17 - Collaborative Creations. I had a red pen and gave my wife a blue pen #createtoconnect #64millionartists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a daisy chain #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Collaborative Creatives #CreateToConnect remembering Chinese New Year a time of performance sharing and gathering subtle addition of pompoms to the Dragon Dancer #CollaboratingCreatives #64millionartists Create to Connect - Day 17! Young Norfolk Arts Trust provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with creativity and culture across Norfolk. Their work is all about collaboration and now more than ever they want to create opportunities to connect and work together. This challenge is to get creative in with someone else – either with someone in your household, or virtually with somebody else. Start to create something, and ask somebody else to finish it – online or in your home. Together, you are going to create something new. You could make a poem or story by writing one line each, you could make a random squiggle and ask them to turn it into something, or you could even ask them to edit your photograph. You might like to choose a them for a drawing (it could a view, a person, an object) and draw half each. If you’re doing this virtually you could pick a theme, each draw half an image, then take photos and put them side by side. How will you get creative in collaboration…? Let's #CreateToConnect! Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-17th-may-2020-day-17 Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make some bunting by tying bunches of fabric strips to string #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Some flash fiction for the @64M_Artists & @Synergy_Theatre challenge #CreateToConnect #flashfiction #amwriting #64MillionArtists #theatre 1/5 Create to Connect - Day 16! Today’s challenge is from the Synergy Theatre Project, who work across theatre and the criminal justice system towards the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending. Can you write a short conversation between two people who have been in the same space together for a long time? Perhaps the people are experiencing self-isolation together, or they might know each other from prison. Perhaps they are on a voyage into space, their car has broken down or they have got lost. What do we learn from their conversation? How does their situation impact their relationship, or what they might be saying? Find today's full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-16th-may-2020-day-16 Let's #CreateToConnect Day 15: Welcome To My World. A map of what’s missing in my world during lockdown. @64M_Artists @LondonYouth #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a pirate story with paper folding #HYOC2020 #lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64MillionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline youtu.be/zW_vaDOv2Is #CreateToConnect 'Making a Map' visiting my archive for Know Your Place Community Maps Project 1989 #communityarts #maps #64millionartists #sharing #making Day 15! Today’s challenge is set by @LondonYouth - a charity on a mission to improve the lives of young Londoners through arts, sport, and social action programmes in community settings all over London. What does your world look like? #CreateToConnect #64MillionArtists Create to Connect - Day 15! Today’s challenge is set by London Youth. London Youth is a charity on a mission to improve the lives of young Londoners, through arts, sport, employability and social action programmes that are delivered in community settings all over London. Create a map of your world. Think about which places you want to include: what are the places that are important to you, or hold some of your favourite memories? You could create a map of your house, your street, town, city or country, or it could be set in your own imagined world. You could paint or draw your map, add markers on to google maps, draw on top of a local map, or collect photographs and images of the places that are important to you. Anything goes! Full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-15th-may-2020-day-15 Let's #CreateToConnect Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Let’s try another limerick – There was a young Mum in a shop #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Day 14 - BRAIN BLAST OFF #CreateToConnect #64MillionArtists 'Door God' inherited with garden offers solace reflection and oversees daydreaming and seed sowing #nature #idols #carving #foundobjects #Garden #CreatToConnect #64millionartists Day 14 challenge from @64M_Artists - Making Your Mind Up. A discombobulated stream of conscious thought in a collage... #CreateToConnect #64MillionArtists #collage #lockdownart What's making your mind up? @bethlem_museum @bethlemgallery What’s making your mind up? Take the time to find a moment of active stillness. Notice what disturbs you and brings your moment of stillness to an end. Then, draw a head in profile. Draw a shape in the middle of the head, where the brain might be. It can be any shape that you like. Break that shape up into sections, some bigger and some smaller. Fill these sections with whatever is taking up your brain space right now. Your biggest section might be used for your biggest thoughts, whilst smaller sections could be filled with passing whims or feelings. #CreateToConnect #64MillionArtists #MakingYourMindUp Create to Connect - Day 14! Today’s challenge comes from the Bethlem Museum of the Mind and the Bethlem Gallery. The museum records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems and the Gallery provides a professional space to support artists. What’s making your mind up? Take the time to find a moment of active stillness. Notice what disturbs you and brings your moment of stillness to an end. Then, draw a head in profile. Draw a shape in the middle of the head, where the brain might be. It can be any shape that you like. Break that shape up into sections, some bigger and some smaller. Fill these sections with whatever is taking up your brain space right now. Your biggest section might be used for your biggest thoughts, whilst smaller sections could be filled with passing whims or feelings. Find today's full challenge here: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists/create-to-connect-14th-may-2020-day-14 Let's #CreateToConnect Day 14 - What's making your mind up today? Today’s challenge comes from the @Bethlem_museum and the @bethlemgallery. The museum records the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems and the Gallery provides a professional space to support artists. What’s making your mind up? Take the time to find a moment of active stillness. Notice what disturbs you and brings your moment of stillness to an end. Then, draw a head in profile. Draw a shape in the middle of the head, where the brain might be. It can be any shape that you like. Break that shape up into sections, some bigger and some smaller. Fill these sections with whatever is taking up your brain space right now. Your biggest section might be used for your biggest thoughts, whilst smaller sections could be filled with passing whims or feelings. Thanks for the lovely challenge, Bethlem team! #CreateToConnect #64MillionArtists #BethlemMuseumOfTheMind #BethlemGallery #Mind #Wellbeing #MakeYourMindUp Day 13 - Furry face. “Create an animal face”. More a feathered face as it turned out - sock/banana toucan says hello #createtoconnect #64millionartists #gatesheadartdiamonds Art prompt “The Little Things Life” which in my short-term memory became “It’s the Little Things.” This little carrot is the promise of good things ahead. It was placed in a little water in a little glass on a quarantined Passover. It’s rooted and sprouting and ready to plant and produce more little things in life. #ifdrawaweek #ifdrawaweek224 #thetogetherchallenge (prompt was fruit but veggies are close) #vegetableart #iloveveggies #orangeart #orangeandgreen #greenandorange #nashvilleartist #pigmapens #handdrawntype #handlettered #markerartist #brushpens #patterndesigner #surelysimpleart #asketchaday #illustratie #artistsonig #womenwhodraw #1340art #64millionartists #scribbleart #illustratie #asketchaday #adrawingaday #sketchingdaily #sketchingtime #greetingcarddesign MOOD. #CreateToConnect day 13: Create an animal face. @64millionartists @gatesheadartdiamonds