“Snow. White, white, white, soft and clean, and maddening shapes, with the whole world in them.” — Alfred Stieglitz
Well, that was unexpected!
DC, we have a snow day on our hands. After the sledding is over and the hot cocoa is gone, what are your plans for filling the time?
Doing something creative is bound to warm you up. Try one of these activities:
- Go someplace warmer, if only in spirit. Yes, the Google Arts & Culture app has more to it than just the selfie feature!
- Learn about some women artists for Women’s History Month and the #5WomenArtists campaign.
- Make some colored ice sculptures outside, no freezer necessary. (Send us pictures if you make this.)
- Matter of fact, try any of the (indoor) art projects for kids on this Pinterest board.
- Download and try one of these seven art-ish apps and games.
- Try some below-freezing plein air painting. Bundle up!
- Do you have four to ten friends in walking distance? Get together for a game of A Fake Artist Goes to New York! This is a game where everyone contributes to a drawing, one mark at a time, except one person doesn’t know what they’re drawing.
- Grab your camera and go shooting! Getting up early is half the battle. Here are more tips from photographer Nick Kelsh.
- Or, keep yourself and your camera inside, turn out the lights, and try some light painting — as made famous by Picasso.
- Curl up with one of these books about visual art.
- Here’s a list of movies about art and artists you can rent or watch online, and another list of artist documentaries that put you in the studio.
- Rewrite your artist statement. It doesn’t have to be painful! See some tips and examples in this blog post. While you’re at it, this would be a good time to finally get your artist website up to date.
- Apply for some art opps!
- And of course, spend some time in your studio!