Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a pendant with a washer and nail varnish. You can drag a cocktail stick through dots of wet varnish to make a pattern #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Create a wordsearch with a program like puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetu… #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline #SlowMarathon walking across the causeway St Michael's Mount #archiveprint #visualising #64millionartists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Try Zentangling. Find a colouring picture, and instead of colouring it in, doodle in each shape. #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine The Weekly Challenge, 13th July 2020 Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-13th-july-2020 Slow Marathon is an annual walking event from Deveron Projects, celebrating slowness, friendship, physical activity and an appreciation of our varied landscape. This year, the plan was to walk between rural Scottish towns Cabrach and Huntly. However, because of our current situation, the Slow Marathon is being done remotely, together. The 2020 Slow Marathon is an attempt to walk around the globe - hundreds of different people, logging their adventures and contributing to a huge collective journey. As an act of hope, solidarity and resilience, the event will finish when we have jointly walked the 40,000km/25,000miles around the world. Currently, we have collectively walked to New Caledonia, south of Vanuatu in Melanesia! Artist Iman Tajik is collecting images of the sky people see when they look up while walking. These will be brought together in a massive artwork of all of us under one sky. Do Go on an adventure - in your local area, around your home, garden, supermarket, park...anywhere you fancy. You might walk, jog, drive, wheel or even cycle. What do you see? What do you notice? Capture the sky you see when you look up. Take a photograph, sketch, paint, write, collage, it’s up to you! If you would like to take part in the Slow Marathon 2020, simply register your details and then log how far you go. They will keep a log of your journeys and add them to the global community of Slow Marathon 2020 walkers. To contribute to Iman’s ‘Under One Sky’ artwork, send him your skies via the full challenge above. Enjoy! #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Stamp some wrapping paper #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Take a photo that plays with perspective #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline I wrote a story for @64M_Artists using a map from @Safe_Ground and it was such a great experience I wrote another one. But it’s the mirror half of the first one so is it one story or two... #writing #64MillionArtists #LuigisCafe #Pam #Shannon Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Make a big mouth bookmark #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline Thank you to @Safe_Ground for this week's creative writing challenge! Use the story ma and checkpoint instructions below to help you structure your story. Where will you go...? #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists 64 Million Artists@64M_ArtistsThis week's challenge is from the team at @Safe_Ground. Safe Ground work in community and prison settings, using creativity to develop self-awareness and promote social justice. They've created this story map to help you structure a story...where will you go? #TheWeeklyChallenge https://t.co/fGI3boApEq Hi all - the same instructions for this week's story map, in easier to read colours Hope you have fun with this challenge! Thank you to the team at Safe Ground. Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Let's try another Kenning riddle poem #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline The Weekly Challenge, 6th July 2020 Full challenge: https://mailchi.mp/64millionartists.com/the-weekly-challenge-6th-july-2020 This week's challenge is from the team at Safe Ground. Safe Ground is a charity that challenges people to do relationships differently. They work in community and prison settings, using arts-based practice, drama, dialogue, and debate to enhance empathy and encourage expression, developing self-awareness and promoting social justice. This Story Map has been developed using the concept of the ‘Hero’s Journey’. If you want to read more about this, you can do so here. Do Use the Story Map to write your own short story. Start at Checkpoint One and use the prompts at each of the following Checkpoints to develop your story. When you reach the ‘X’ at Checkpoint Twelve, you will have created a structure for your own story. To see the instructions in larger print click on the full challenge above. Find a creative way to present your story. You could write it out, or perhaps you could take a series of photos, create a comic strip, turn it into a song? Perhaps you could film a stop motion animation, write a play or draw your story... Have fun! Let's get creative..... #TheWeeklyChallenge #64MillionArtists Safe at home? Try our daily Creative Challenge Take a 'Where's Wally' type photo. Can you spot the toy bird in the tree? #Hyoc2020 #Lovelibraries #HertsMyCreativeCounty #64millionArtists #CreativeQuarantine #YourLibraryOnline 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! https://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