Everyone’s stress levels are a little high at the moment due to the uncertainty of the current crisis. If you’re looking for new ways to relieve a bit of that tension, while perhaps even picking up a new skill on the way, look no further.

Here some examples of online activities, both creative and cultural to keep you busy this summer. Being creative can be very rewarding and beneficial for your mental wellbeing, not to mention a great way to pass the time. 

Get Creative!

There are lots of strange and original activities online for you to take part in. The artist Louise Lawler in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is offering a fun interactive program where she recreates tracings for you of famous pieces of artwork, and you can color them in. This will keep you busy for hours, it’s fun for all the family. You can frame your creations once you’ve finished the project, or share them online with your family and friends. The MoMA also has a wonderful selection of online tours and exhibitions. You could get lost on their site for days. 

If you’re stuck at home with your children or just feel like having artistic adventures, The Tate Gallery has loads of cool interactive options online. You can make pop art like Andy Warhol, learn about street art, or even make a painting out of chocolate. There are plenty of awesome interactive activities for kids and adults alike. Be prepared to make a mess! There are also online podcasts and how-to guides for those of you a little more serious in pursuing art as a hobby, what better time to start?

Like Photography?

FORMAT International Photography Festival is asking people from all over the world to take part in this mass project. The idea is to get a representation of many different perspectives and experiences of the current crisis. If you’re interested why not snap some pictures around your home and local neighborhood? You might end up becoming famous. If you’re not a budding photographer yet there are plenty of apps and courses to get you up to speed. Take the time to learn something new this summer. With the sun finally making an appearance you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities. 

Start a Blog

It’s a good time to get online and finally start that blog you’ve been thinking about. There are many resources available to help you make and publish your content. Have a play with different media tools such as video, podcasts, and live streaming. You can set up a blog about your business, hobbies, or just about anything you’re interested in. It’s a great way to reach out to people.

Apps such as Google Blogger and Audacity make publishing online easy, so don’t worry if you’re not the most tech-savvy. You could look into reviewing the latest beauty products, spa days, and trending treatments like Asgard Massage. Get your readers ready for a relaxing fall as well. 

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