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(Updated 21st September 2021)
- Northamptonshire Adult Learning have lots of FREE online creative activities, with new opportunities starting in April. Learn how to paint, take a course in Art History, get involved in family crafts and more.
- If you’re interested in learning new woodworking, craft and textile skills, become a member of a new Community Shed in Corby due to be opened in Autium 2021 – follow the Our Shed facebook page for updates. There is also a shed in Desborough and Wellingborough.
- Watch and learn all about contemporary artists and makers at goldmark.tv – hosted by the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham.
- Sign up for the next online sessions of Corby Puppetry Group, to learn about shadow puppets and marionettes.
- My Sensory Adventures is a new digital project from our friends at Carbon Theatre for people who like to explore the word in sensory ways, including babies, people with special educational needs, disabilities or dementia. They have recently made all of their how-to videos available on their YouTube channel, where you’ll find eight fun activities based on Water, Earth, Wind and Fire.
- Over 18? Want a creative outlet? Join the online NN8 Writers Group.
- The Royal Voluntary Service have started the Virtual Village Hall, a programme of themed online activities designed to enjoy at home, led by expert tutors in creative arts and crafts, music and singing, cooking and baking, dance and exercise, and technology skills. Join in with live sessions or catch up on demand when it suits you, on the Virtual Village Hall Facebook Page.
- Find lots of fantastic step-by-step craft tutorials at Crafts Council Craft Club – why not set up an online club with your friends? You can also find Craft Club ideas on Pinterest and YouTube or read Crafts magazines from their archives.
- Write and illustrate your own book with Book Creator! Write a story, create a comic adventure, pen an anthology of poetry or make a journal of your time at home to show your teacher when you get back to school. You can even record your own voice and sound effects.
- Find out about the art of Animation with the creators of Wallace and Gromit, Aardman Animations – and for lots more fun Aardman content, see their YouTube channel.
- Try your hand at digital making with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. For many of the projects you only need a web browser and free apps to create games, digital art, music and more!