At-Home Art Resources & Tutorials!

Check out our newest at-home collaborative resource: WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS! Click the link for all the videos and info!

At Home Creative Kits

We are now introducing at home creative kits that are fully stocked with high quality, professionally curated supplies and paired with videos created specifically for the kits by professional, working artists! 

Click the kit type to learn more about what’s included and purchase.

Our Program Director, Melissa Johnson, will be sharing resources and tutorials for open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. We’ll also be posting links to other businesses or organizations sharing art you can access via direct ship or at home – we’re so proud of how our community is coming together.

Follow our youtube channel for videos like at home modeling clay, yoga to reduce stress, and easy at home art projects! Teachers – if you’d like to request videos and supplies for your students while at home, please contact!

#QUARANTINECREATIONS - At Home Art Projects from A4A

Every few days we’ll be sharing easy tutorials for some fun, open-ended at home art projects you can try. Remember it’s important to stay creative and expressive during stressful times, so give it a try!

We’d love to see your process and your projects! Share them on social media with the hashtags: #quarantinecreations and #artsforallathome !

Junk Drawer Doodles!


Create a masterpiece from your chaos! Click the button below for the full tutorial on this easy project!

Wild Weavings

I’m finding the need to wander outside more and more these last few days. If you have kids at home, it’s nice to focus on the nature around us, while we practice our social distancing. I’ve done this project with little ones, but am always surprised how older kids enjoy creating them, too.

The beauty in these weavings are the imperfections. 

Sidewalk Chalk Prints

I’m revisiting letter writing these days and wanted to send out a some notes of appreciation to a few front-line workers. Since I’m out of cards and I don’t love my drawing skills, I grabbed my kids and leftover sidewalk chalk to experiment with making colorful cards.

Up Next

Experiments in Homemade Modeling Clay

Community Art & Culture Resources

Here are some community partners and local artists who are getting creative to share or offer art and culture at home. We’ll indicate if this resource is free or include a $ if it’s a paid resource. Please remember how important it is to support our local artists during this time if you’re able. 

At Home DIY Art Kits from Gather Studio:
Gather would love to provide you with something to do during your downtime! She is offering $5 shipping across the country and free pickup (enter the code PICKUP at checkout), if you would like to order a kit and pick it up outside Gather! (Harbor Springs)


“For the next couple of weeks, on Mondays, I will be sharing some children’s craft tutorials. I will include a supply list with some alternative ideas if you don’t have all the supplies readily available at home. Follow along exactly or simply use this as an inspiration to create.” – Meaghan Keck

Pockets of Posies – PDF HERE: Birch Affair Tutorial

Up-cycled Paper Flower – PDF HERE: Birch Affair Upcycled paper flower tutorial

Darling Daffodils – PDF Here: Birch Affair Tutorial – Darling Daffodils

Free (materials not included)

Music Together TC - Online!

Join of our favorite local artists, Christy Burich, for music time!

During each live/interactive mini-class, Miss Christy will lead activities for you and your whole family to sing, play, and jam along to. She’ll be using songs from the Maracas collection, and she will show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffies into musical props!

Classes are appropriate for children birth to 5 years old, though older siblings up to 7 years old will benefit!  The whole family is welcome (and encouraged!) to participate!  

$$ – Paid Subscription includes 8 weeks of Zoom classes!

Creative Projects from Crooked Tree!

Follow @crookedtreetraversecity on Instagram for creative project tutorials!

Free (materials not included)

Pottery Painting - TO GO from Handz On Art:

Paint Your Own Pottery To-Go! Purchase pottery at the studio to take home with you. Basic supplies like brushes and paint will be provided as well. Paint your pieces from the comfort of your home and return the pottery for firing at a later date when you’re finished.

Pieces start at $10 on up & the total price includes glazing and firing. Feel free to call ahead or send a message with questions. 🎨


Free Metropolitan Opera Performances!

Free Metropolitan Opera Performances!

Starting tonight, the New York institution is bringing performances to screens across the country for free with their Live in HD series. Every night until the Met Opera reopens, viewers can go to at 7:30 p.m. and watch one of the selected productions in full. 



Doodle Lessons with Mo Williams

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards.  Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

Document & Share! Photo Club!

Michael Kent (Allen Kent Photography and creator of Our Photo Club) wanted to create something, not only unique, but something that can help us grow as creatives. So, they are going to have a weekly series of prompts – that recycle each week. Same prompts, new week. This should encourage us all to keep trying new ways to revisit the challenge.

Then post these on the facebook group with the hashtag #photoclubdaily, so we can all share in the fun (obviously we will keep the biweekly one on the insta). Plus I will be featuring one of these at random on the facebook PAGE when I can.

Color your own TCWings with Ampersand Lettering Lab!

I made a free coloring sheet for you.

When I designed the #wearyouwingstc wings I intentionally made them black and white so each person could bring their own color and flair to make each photo unique.

Now, I want to see what kinds of flair you bring to them with your coloring and craft supplies!
Print this coloring sheet and fill it with colors, sequins, rhinestones, feathers, anything you want!

Once you’re finished, take a photo and share it to your story or in a post. Be sure to tag @ampersandletteringlab so I can see them! – Heather Spooner

I can’t wait to see your wings!

Art For Kids Hub!

We’ve heard lots of parents loving this resource! Here’s a bit about them:

My name is Rob, I’m married to Mrs. Hubs, and we have four kids. Their names are Jack, Hadley, Austin, and Olivia. We make art together as a family but we also love sharing it with you.

Most of our art lessons are self-contained, which means you can jump in and start drawing with us today. All you need is something to draw with, some paper, and coloring supplies!