CURRENT WORKSHOPS & PROJECTS
ONLINE RESOURCES | STAY CONNECTED
We hope you’re safe and well and coping with the current Covid 19 social restrictions. It’s a challenging time with lots of us facing uncertainty around jobs, incomes and concern for our loved ones, and with many of us having to self-isolate. Although we are unable to deliver workshops at the moment we can still stay connected online. We’ve compiled a list of links to interesting art-related material
(including activities for kids) as well as some relaxation, self-care, exercise and support related content.
Many of the museums and galleries offer great ideas and activities for kids, for those of you who have children and are now full time entertainers and educators!
There’s lots of interesting stuff to read, listen to, watch and try yourselves if you have time and feel like getting creative and finding out bit more about the arts.
If you want to share anything you’ve been making, writing, thinking, you can email it to us at Loraine.Harris@wasler.org.uk. We currently don’t have a communal contributions page but we’d like to set one up so folk can share their thoughts, feelings, artistic creations, ideas and tips for staying healthy, sane and well.
Let us know your thoughts on having a contributions page, and email if you have anything you’d like to share, are there any online resources you’re finding useful at this time that you’d like to include in the next list?
We have decided to include a select few things for this post but we’ll be adding more info over the next few weeks so keep checking back.
ONLINE SUPPORT NETWORKS
SHE RECOVERS® have a wealth of information and resources for women who are in recovery this is there statement:
ABOUT SHE RECOVERS
CONNECT • SUPPORT • EMPOWER
SHE RECOVERS® is an international movement of women in or seeking healing from substance use disorders, other behavioural health issues, and a myriad of life experiences. Collaborating with other individuals and organizations, we create welcoming spaces – online and in person – to connect, support and empower women so they can heal and thrive, achieve their potential and then help other women to do the same. As the largest women’s recovery network in North America, we welcome you to join our community. We are strong and courageous women – and we do recover.
Connection is our soul purpose – it is the foundation of all we are built on at SHE RECOVERS.
With the impact of the Covid 19 SHE RECOVERS® have organised a programme of daily online meetings via ZOOM, where individuals can listen and/or share on their recovery and find support through this online community. Here is a message from SHE RECOVERS®:
'We know how hard this time can be, especially when we may feel alone, triggered, and somewhat powerless to the current conditions of our world. We honor that these times impact us all in many different ways and on many different levels. The threat of these times is real, as is the potential for growth and new beginnings for our world as a whole. Which is why it is so important that we stay connected.’
SHE RECOVERS® TOGETHER ONLINE ZOOM GATHERINGS:
FACILITATED BY SHE RECOVERS® COACHES
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All SHE RECOVERS® TOGETHER ONLINE ZOOM GATHERINGS are available via zoom.
SHE RECOVERS® Yoga
Join Taryn Strong for free to practice trauma informed yoga online.
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SHE RECOVERS® Dance
Join Payton Kennedy, Dancer, Yoga Teacher, and SHE RECOVERS® Director of Retreats & Event Operations, as she guides you through an embodied movement experience.
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Join Taryn & Payton for these embodied gatherings via zoom. The link is the same for all the online gatherings.
TO GET THE ACCESS LINKS TO THE MEETINGS SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE WITH SHERECOVERS, CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE.
WASLER ONLINE CHAT
The Tate have an excellent website that’s really easy to navigate, offering loads of great learning and activities for adults and kids. It has a massive collection to delve into, great for escapism and inspiration! Highly recommend for ease of access.
The Royal Academy have a great families section, this is one of many things that looked fun to do;
LUX represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video, and is the largest distributor of such work in Europe. At the moment they are having online exhibitions; click on the LUX hyperlink and find yourselves some artists’ film and video.
In response to Covid 19 and the current social restrictions The Institute of Contemporary Art are releasing a daily recommended list of reading, listening and viewing from their curatorial team. Click on the ICA hyperlink to take you to their website where you'll also find all kinds of other things ART!
ART ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH THE KIDS
Art activities that you can do with everyday materials from around the house.
Royal Academy's MAKE A RECYCLED SCULPTURE
TATE KIDS MAKE A CHOCOLATE PAINTING (Inspired by Jackson Pollok's drip paintings)
RUMPUS ROOM’S INSTAGRAM HAS LOTS OF FUN THINGS
HEALTH, RELAXATION, SELF-CARE:
Tara is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher whose teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. Tara is currently running free weekly meditation classes on Wednesday’s which are detailed below, providing a little bit of calm amidst the calamity.
Lots of great free yoga tutorials, with a focus on finding what feels good, yoga for well being as well as exercise.
KIDS KEEP FIT
(some goodies for listening)
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.
Brené hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019. Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.
FEMINIST KILLJOYS PhD PODCAST
"Feminist Killjoys, PhD is a podcast created by two professional killjoys, Dr. Melody Hoffmann and Dr. Raechel Anne Jolie. Melody and Raechel did their doctoral work together at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Communication Studies (focus on Critical Media Studies). Both minored in Feminist & Critical Sexuality Studies. Both are feminists, punks, Aquarians, vegans, yogis, and activists. Needless to say, they became fast friends.Nearly two years after completing their PhD work, Melody and Raechel decided to create a space where they could connect about pop culture, politics, and feminism (all the stuff they used to talk about in the office!). As dedicated, new-media-focused pedagogues and community- engaged scholars, they thought the podcast would be a perfect platform to host these convos."
WASLER ARTS MAKE WAVES PODCAST
"Since 2016, Making Gay History* has been bringing the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it. During the unfolding pandemic, we’re revisiting people from our episode archive who inspire us and give us hope."