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Ontario Culture Guides

Time to Get Creative From Home?

Looking for something to do while you’re stuck inside? A hobby might be just the thing to pass the time, learn something new, and impress your friends over on Instagram. Good thing we know a province-wide network of artists and educators!

Here are our team’s top picks for activities you can try out from the comfort of your home:

Bad Dog Improv

There’s nothing quite like improv to get you thinking on your feet. Improv is great for actors and comedians, sure, but it’s also a skill you can deploy in the board room, at a party, or in those truly awkward moments. Bad Dog Theatre is offering digital, improv classes for beginners and pros alike, all month long.

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Bring Dance Into Your Home

It’s a little trickier to stay fit while indoors, but not impossible. No need to do jumping jacks all day. Canada’s National Ballet School has put together a series of video dance lessons to keep you moving and grooving. Set up your screen, clear some space, and try out some new moves.

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Credit: "Joy" by Christi Belcourt. (Illustration by Christi Belcourt/Colouring by Alyssa Trick)

CBC Arts Colouring Pages

Who said colouring is just for kids? Artists colour all the time! Colour inside the lines, or get a little zesty and colour outside of them. Either way, a few generous artists have put together a collection of colouring pages that you can print out and go to town on.

The Happy Ever Crafter

Host Becca is constantly posting step-by-step tutorials on modern calligraphy & lettering. She also sits down with other artists to discuss their careers and the art of craft. Becca frequently makes sheets from her work available for those who want to follow along at home.

AGOmakes: Monochromatic Compositions

Learn to make your own piece of monochromatic art inspired by the works of American artist Louise Nevelson. All you need is a few random items from around the household and you’re good to go.