It’s that time of the year for hot cocoa, cozy fires, long evenings, and lots of decorations and music! There are so many ways to express your creativity during the year’s end. This is a handful of short activities led by our instructors and therapists that you can do in the warmth of your home! If you are running low on art supplies, make a stop over here before continuing to learn about how to upcycle household items into art supplies.
First off, for the artistically inclined… A perfect winter activity is creating homemade cards! These can be holiday related or not. They could be cards thanking people for being in your life this year or a card just to show that you are thinking of someone. You can always draw or paint on a card, but you can also try creating cards in fun shapes, like this snowman.
Another winter craft is the classic paper snowflake. If it has been a while or your attempts look more like paper webs or even hail than paper snowflakes, art instructor Dani made an easy to follow guide to help remind us all how to create this holiday classic decoration.
For some winter fun, why don't you try painting an outdoor scene? Art instructor Dani guides you through the basic steps of painting multicolored watercolor pine trees.
Now, for those of you who want some music in the house…
What winter would be complete without “Auld Lang Syne”? Join Music Therapist Cassadi and resident musicians from Able ARTS Works' Achieving Results Together (ART) program in this New Years' favorite sing along.
I hope these four musical and art activities sparked some creative ideas within you to help grow that winter joy!
If you are looking for more activity ideas, view our list of Autumn themed crafts that are easy to do at home. You can also give the gift of art and music this holiday season by signing up a loved one in one of the upcoming workshops for the New Year, or purchase art and prints created by Able ARTS Work resident artists.
May you have a safe and warm holiday season!
Sydney Davis-Campos is the Virtual Learning Coordinator at Able ARTS Work, Learn for Life. She has a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History. Sydney has worked at Able ARTS Work for almost 5 years where she has also held the positions of Art Instructor and Assistant Program Manager.