Become a drawing pro

Unleash your inner artist – use that quarantine time to learn how to draw! The internet offers loads of free and beginner-friendly resources that will help you do just that – examples include Rapid Fire Art, Bluprint, and numerous drawing tutorials on YouTube. You can also study the very special art of comic drawing – and apply your newfound skills to create a quarantine comic. Something good at least should come out of it all, right? 

Do a photography or film challenge

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Credit: Thomas William on Unsplash

A great way to put a creative twist on your quarantine existence is doing creative challenges – little projects you can look forward to every day. For example, here’s a fun quarantine film challenge that not only lets your creativity shine but also allows you to connect with others while doing so. There are also lots of quarantine photography marathons you could do – and if you want to improve your photography skills, take a look at these free lessons by Nikon. You can even try to recreate famous artworks, as proposed by the Getty Museum – here are some top-notch examples to inspire you.

Act it out

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Credit: Rob Laughter on Unsplash

To be or not to be… Alas, poor Yorick!... Something wicked this way comes… Why not indulge in some escapism by acting out a play or a script – be it with people you’re quarantining with or with friends on Zoom? ‘Tis (um, this) doesn’t have to be Shakespeare – many movie scripts also are available for your acting pleasure. For example, here’s the screenplay for Knives Out, Rian Johnson’s excellent whodunnit – so many fun personas to adopt and iconic one-liners to savor!

DIY all the way

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Credit: Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash

Want to take your mind off things? Take a hands-on approach by starting a DIY project! Embroider a T-shirt, make a candle, plant a herb garden – the options are many and varied; even, ahem, empty wine bottles can be put to good use

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