HOW TO STAY CREATIVELY INSPIRED

During these difficult times, having a creative outlet can do wonders for your wellbeing. But, if you're anything like us, you've probably exhausted what Netflix and your bookshelves have to offer, and could do with some inspiration. Here's our round-up of mood-boosting hobbies and activities you can try at home.

Stay creative during lockdown, an image of a watercolour floral
Stay creative during lockdown, an image of a watercolour floral

During these difficult times, having a creative outlet can do wonders for your wellbeing. But, if you're anything like us, you've probably exhausted what Netflix and your bookshelves have to offer, and could do with some inspiration. Here's our round-up of mood-boosting hobbies and activities you can try at home.

Online drawing classes, charcoal nude on white paper Online drawing classes, charcoal nude on white paper

1. ONLINE DRAWING CLASSES

Embrace your inner artist with an online drawing class. Even if you don't consider yourself a natural, Drawspace offers free and paid classes for people of all ages and skill levels, while YouTube has an abundance of free tutorials.

lessons.drawspace.com

Creative writing workshop, a stack of open notebooks Creative writing workshop, a stack of open notebooks

2. CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT

Not got round to writing that novel yet? Why not book a place on a free online writing retreat from Writers' HQ? You'll be set writing targets at the start of the day and have the chance to check in for motivation, before finishing up with a debrief and rounds of applause for all your hard work.

writershq.co.uk

Learn to make pasta, ravoli pasta strewn across a counter Learn to make pasta, ravoli pasta strewn across a counter

3. PASTA MAKING WORKSHOPS

Famed for her homemade pasta-making classes, 84-year-old Italian grandmother Nonna Nerina is going live with her cooking workshops. You can now register for a live two-hour, virtual pasta masterclass, where she'll walk you through the Nerina family's favourite recipes. Buon appetito!

nonnalive.com

House plant parenting course from Patch Plants House plant parenting course from Patch Plants

4. HOUSEPLANT PARENTING COURSE

Love houseplants, but not sure how to care for them? No problem, Patch Plants' houseplant parenting courses are here to help. From picking the right plant to choosing the right soil, pruning to watering, these bitesize videos will help you shake off your murderous plant keeping ways.

patchplants.com/gb/en/plant-care

Air Dry Clay Modelling, A stack of white and blue clay Air Dry Clay Modelling, A stack of white and blue clay

5. AIR DRY CLAY MODELLING

With no firing required, air dry clay is ideal for using at home. While it is not food or liquid safe, it is perfect for trying your hand at sculpture and making decorative pieces. You can purchase air dry clay from retailers like Hobby Craft, while the British Ceramic Biennial has launched a series of free online resources.

britishceramicsbiennial.com

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