Virtual Arts — Online
Brought to you by the Sacred Heart Fine Arts Council (updated March 25, 2020)
We as a community have begun a new normal – instead of taking your kids to art classes after school or attending plays on the weekends, we are logging in and searching for creative outlets and entertainment online.
To help navigate this strange new world, the Sacred Heart Fine Arts Council would like to offer some suggestions of art-related activities – some for kids, some for parents!
Resources for Kids
• Mo Willems Doodles – your children can now get a drawing lesson directly from the master, Mo Willems!
• Printable museum color pages (for all ages) – perfect for when your kids don’t want to doodle but just relax and color.
• When you can’t get to a museum, the next best thing is a virtual tour! Click here for TimeOut's list of virtual museum tours and click here for the list from Mental Floss.
• Want to watch a Broadway play? Now you can do that online!
• Do your kids (or you) love the Who Was? series of books? There is now a Netflix series based on the books, complete with music and comedy. It's a great opportunity for kids and parents to learn and laugh together! Click here for more information.
The Fine Arts Council knows that parents need some respite as well. Here are some resources specifically geared towards an older population.
Resources for Ages 18+
- In honor of poetry month, check out these short poems, the language of which has been modified to address the coronavirus.
- If you want something a little more serious but still poetry-based, subscribe to “Poem-a-Day.”
- After the kids go to bed and you are tired of binge-watching Netflix, turn up the culture dial and stream an opera! The Metropolitan Opera is streaming some of its most popular performances. Click here for more information.
- Did your trip to London get cancelled? No problem. The Globe Theater is streaming its Shakespeare plays (for a fee) here, but you can also hear various Shakespearean actors talk about their process for free.
- Check out The New York Times' article on so many more online fine art experiences with everything from Patrick Stewart reading Shakespeare sonnets to Paris Opera Ballet streaming "Swan Lake."