CREATIVE @ HOME

ACT-BELONG-COMMIT For Health + HAPPINESS

It's important to have fun, remain active and stay connected while at home. We're searching the world over to bring you a range of home-based creative activities, workshops, community projects and other helpful resources. The links above are updated weekly with new activities from our local community and around the world. We'd love people to share their creative endeavours on our Creative @ Home Facebook group or on Instagram with #creativeathome. Let's stay active and connected for health + happiness!


Activities + WORKSHOPS

Get your hands moving, colouring or making with these creative projects. Did you create that masterpiece?? We encourage everyone to share their creations on our Creative @ Home Facebook group.

Do you have a creative activity you would like to share? Please click here to get in touch with us!

Color Me Cirque

Recreate the look of a Cirque du Soleil artist with step-by-step makeup hosted by makeup artist/acrobat Kyle Cragle.

Click here to check out a series of face painting workshops

Awesome Arts Club

Daily Family Arts Activities | 13-24 April

Awesome Arts are excited to be hosting a Digital Art Club, and will share an arts activity at 9.00am every weekday to get the whole family creating.

Get involved and share your finished artworks with them online!

Click here to go to Awesome Arts Facebook page

Mindfulness Colouring

Origami

String Pull Art

Bleach Tie-Dying

WA OPERA Singing Classes

Wesfarmers Arts Virtual Singing Classes have been designed to share the joy of music and keep you singing with Lisa Harper-Brown. Each Monday Lisa will share a video with you (one video a week for six weeks). Lisa will focus on having fun as well as providing vocal and breathing techniques. You’ll be able to take the lesson at your own leisure and re-watch as many times as you like. Click here for more information and to register.

Magic Week

Take the Magician’s Oath, develop an entertaining persona and use everyday household items to amaze your family (and impress your friends over video chat).

There’s a magician in all of us! Click here for details

online workshop- POLYMER CLAY

Create alongside local maker Amy Morton, in a dynamic online polymer clay workshop inspired by 'Small Ones Big Ones' at the Courthouse Gallery.

Click here for details


Easter Fun

Here are a few ideas to get creative over Easter. Did you create something with the family? We encourage everyone to share their creations on our Creative @ Home Facebook group.

Naturally Dyed Eggs

IDEAS FOR BACKYARD CAMPING

Easy Easter Wreath

Easter egg tag

Easy-pull pinatas

Coolest Cubby Ever

TENT SANDBOX

Buy a kids tent and fill it with play sand. The kids can stay our of the hot sun and then you zip it up to keep animals and rain out. Win win! (source: Linda Caouette on Facebook)

Treasure Hunt!

recipes from around the world


Streamed Performances

Streamed performances and workshops straight to your home! Here's a few top bills, gig guides and activities connecting you to the world. If you're a local musician, performer, poet, comedian in the Mid West and would like to stream a gig click here to get in touch.

GHOST LIGHT OPERA

Ghost Light Opera will celebrate Western Australian singers performing gorgeous arias spot lit on a darkened stage. We are proud to enable performing opportunities for soprano Emma Matthews, mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell, tenor Paul O’Neill and baritone James Clayton. Click here for more details...

Centre for Stories

Billboard list of Livestreams

Updated daily

Streamed gigs from Around the World!

Interested in streaming a gig? Get in touch!

TOGETHER AT HOME

Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, broadcast to include Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder. Click here for more info...

Mama stitch

Online performance - 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th Apr

Brought to you by Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Whiskey & Boots use storytelling, verbatim performance and music that invites audiences to listen and reflect on their maternal line.

Click here for tickets

Cirque Connect


Cirque du Soleil is a Montreal-based entertainment company and the largest contemporary circus producer in the world. From 60 minute specials, virtual reality, original webinars to Cirque du Soleil music you can be lost in the land of imagination for hours.

Click here to access Cirque Du Soleil Cirque Connect


Arts & Culture courses + Resources

We encourage you to Act-Belong-Commit and get creative for health + happiness by taking part in an online course or using some of the great resources below.

Are you a local artist in the Mid West and would like to run an online workshop or course? Please click here to get in touch with us.

COLLARTS

Collarts (Australian College of the Arts Pty Ltd) is a dynamic independent tertiary education college full of passion, individuality and opportunity. Focused on creating real career pathways into the creative sector for students, Collarts delivers industry-based learning coupled with strong personal and professional development. Click here for more info...

the jury art prize

Entries close 21 Apr 2020

Artists are invited to submit their artwork for The Jury Art Prize, to be exhibited at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery+Studio from 5 June – 24 July 2020. The art prize is open to all regional Western Australian artists, working in all artistic mediums, including mixed media, photography, sculpture and digital art.

Skill Share

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. On Skillshare, millions of members come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. There is free basic membership available offering a range of free workshops. Check out Skillshare here.

Smithsonian Open Access

Where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

What will you create? Click here for Smithsonisan Open Access


STAY CONNECTED

Stay well and connected with your friends, family and the community...

NETFLIX with friends

Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends. It can be used for movie nights with friends and family members! It synchronises video playback for all viewers and adds group chat!

Click here to find out more about Netflix Party

Virtual gatherings

Get together virtually with your family and friends with one of these ideas. Why not hold a virtual game night, dinner party, belt out some karaoke or setup a book club session? Maybe a group play-date for the kids or organise a watch and learn party where musicians can play, poets recite, dancers can dance or people share their skills... the options are endless!

Here are a few platforms that can be used for virtual gatherings

If you have other suggestions or platforms, please share your ideas!

JOIN OUR Creative @ Home Group!

Join our Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home Facebook group to keep up to date with new activities, to share your own or discuss ideas with others.

Click here to join


AT HOME WITH FAMOUS SHARRON

How about a quick work out or maybe baking a cake with Famous Sharron our totally GLAM Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home glambassador! Who knew cocooning at home could be so much fun!

A Realistic Workout

Cooking with Bindi Bindi Dreaming

GUIDE TO ART

If you're anything like Sharron the closest you've come to a painting is in the doctors waiting room and mot of the art you own is made of pasta and stuck on the fridge door!

Check out a Guide to Famous (and not so Famous Art) by Famous Sharron


VIRTUAL TOURS

Online exhibitions, work from some of WA's best art galleries and world's largest and most well-known institutions.

plants & produce of country

Online live tour - 9 April - 10:30am to 11:15am AWST

Join Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri) of Yurbay on a walk through the National Museum’s new Forecourt Garden. Explore the plants and their produce of the season as he shares his knowledge of native plants. Then join us in the #YourMuseum studio where Adam will be taking your questions live.

This virtual tour will take place on YouTube, the National Museum Facebook page will supply the link prior to the tour.

Sculptural Silver

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Gallery of WA Artists

Artsource

Nikulinsky Naturally

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Revealed 2019

Fremantle Art Centre

British Museum

London

Guggenheim Museum

New York

Musée d’Orsay

Paris

National Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C.


VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS: Local Art + History

Discover online exhibitions and work from some of Western Australia's unique collections and artists...

A Pastoralist Family

Investing in The Bank

Milk, Cream + Butter

Ready-Made Farms

Before Electricity

Midland Railway

10863 Bushranger

Toys of the 1940s + 50s


Free Digital books + PUBLICATIONS

Take a new adventure, pick up an old classic or discover stories from our local history...

WRITING WA BOOK CLUB

If you're wondering what book you should read next, subscribe to receive Writing WA's free monthly Book Club e-news. Each edition of the Love to Read Local Book Club e-news contains detailed information about their selected 'Book of the Month' with accompanying notes.

THE CLASSICS

MAGAZINE STAND

BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

Discover stories from our local history through the Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs. You can browse or search through thousands of entries and can contribute your own stories or memories.


LEARNING HUB

Listen, watch, read, and learn! We encourage everyone to take on a challenge and learn something new....

ABC Curriculum-related content

The ABC is working with state and territory education departments and other education providers to deliver additional curriculum-linked content to children of all ages.

CODING - Design a game

CODING - Make music

CODING - Create digital art

CODING - Build a robot

Kurzgesagt Science Channel

Explore lovingly made animated videos from a small team who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Be Connected

Learn the basics of computers, the internet, online safety and much more with the Australian Government's free Be Connected resources.


ACTIVE WELLNESS

Here's a few beginners guides to keeping active and well at home...

Dance

Cleaning

Indoor Cardio

Couch to 5k Challenge

Yoga

Gardening

Zumba

Meditation


Keeping well working @ Home

Working from home? Here are a few links to to help keep you well...

20 Tips for Working at Home

Creating a Routine

Taking Effective Breaks


ACT-BELONG-COMMIT CoMMUNITY PROJECTS

Community Projects are a way of staying creative at home as individuals, while also working on something fun together as a community. Here you can find group projects that everyone can contribute to and celebrate once the need for social distancing is past!

If you have a community project idea to share or would like to add a happening in project below, please email us at hello@northmidlands.org.au

Anyone anywhere

IN North Midlands

in Greater Geraldton

IDEAS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Community projects can be adapted to any kind of community, and there are so many ways to keep a community creative at home.

Perhaps you have an idea for a community project that you'd like to share with others!

Send your ideas to hello@northmidlands.org.au or share them on the Creative @ Home Facebook group.


SUPPORT SERVICES

If you or someone you know needs help, please find links to resources and Australian support services below...

Youth: Handling stress around COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19 related anxiety

Looking after your mental health

Looking after yourself and dealing with anxiety



ACT-BELONG-COMMIT

Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health. We encourage everyone to Act, Belong and Commit.

For more on Act-Belong-Commit, check out their website.

We're proud to work with Healthway to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message through our Community Strengthening Program. Our many thanks to the Government of Western Australia, Healthway and Act-Belong-Commit for helping keep our community happy, healthy and connected.