Have you heard the expression “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”? COVID-19 may have already resulted in a lot of lemonade, but now is not the time to give up. If you’re hunkered down at home, we have just the thing to inspire your mind and expand your horizons (and no, it doesn’t mean you will need to change out of your comfy pants).
Make the most of your days at home by taking a fun virtual class or workshop. Have you ever thought about learning to paint? Or knitting a fabulous scarf of shawl? Or how about becoming an expert at downward dog?
Pandemic hobbies are one of the best take-aways from the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a virtual class from the comfort of your home and watch yourself become more creative, grow, and expand your mind, on your own schedule.
Learn to Paint
Painting is one of those artistic talents that can seem so intimidating but offers so many rewards. If you’ve ever dreamed of painting but weren’t sure how to start, Debbie Reeve is there for you. Her online watercolour painting classes, called Painting Pathways are perfect for beginners starting their journey into the world of watercolour painting.
If you have a question during the virtual course, no problem, Debbie is there for you. Her courses take students through approximately 40 lessons to help them transition from beginner to intermediate skills building. Be mentored by a professional artist and produce beautiful works of art at the same time.
Learn to Do Yoga (or improve your practice)
Who says you need to be in a hot stuffy room filled with sweaty bodies to take a yoga class? These days virtual yoga is a way to say namaste at home. In Hastings County, Creekside Yoga has an online Facebook library pass that provides 30-days of unlimited access to a private Facebook Group, Creekside Yoga Anytime. Wild Roga in the Ottawa Valley offers access to online yoga videos that will help you learn the fundamentals of yoga, from downward dog to shavasana.
Learn to Knit
If you’ve ever thought about learning to knit but didn’t have anyone who could teach you, Kim McBrien Evans from Indigo Dragonfly can help clear up the mystery surrounding this fun craft. Kim’s lifelong love of textiles led to founding fun and colourful Indigo Dragonfly.
Take one of Kim’s virtual workshops and become an expert at purl or knit, with virtual tutoring. Right now Indigo Dragonfly is offering a virtual workshop with an introduction to a fun and complicated shawl pattern. This is ideal for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced knitters.