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5 Quarantine Art Clubs to Join

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by Chloe Jane (subscribe)
A 20-year-old Adelaidian law student, trying to broaden her horizions (and hopefully yours). Especially while she is stuck at home!
Published March 24th 2020
Create joy and happiness in a tough time, no talent required
What better people to take advice on how to stay sane, than people who work from home (or studios)? Artists! These guys (and gals!) are all clued up on how to keep busy, develop a new skill and make your friends seriously jealous of your artistic abilities!

In the wake of further social isolation, a new trend has emerged on social media - 'coronavirus clubs'. And these artists are truly stepping up and helping us feel connected. In the age of social media, we are never truly alone, however, these clubs make the most of that and in the face of social distancing (the 1.5 metres away face!) make you glad for that fact!

The general structure of these "coronavirus clubs", particularly the art ones, is a daily prompt - posted to a hashtag on social media. (most commonly through the picture specific platform - Instagram). "prompting" you to draw or create an art piece.

Illustrator Sarah Beth Morgan's #DrawFromADistance has been posting instructions for specific prompts to follow in your art creation and also including smart tips on how to improve your own drawing.

Sarah Beth Morgan's instagram account @wonderfall, drawing prompts
Sarah Beth Morgan's instagram account @wonderfall, drawing prompts


While some hashtags and clubs are more open-ended and free to self-interpretation:

QuarantineArtClub, by Carson Ellis (@carsonellis), See the account's "Assignment 6: make a butterfly" below for a real showcase of people just living their best quarantine lives!

you don't need talent! Just pride in working hard and making something you like! @carsonellis 's Instagram feed of quarantine art club butterflies
you don't need talent! Just pride in working hard and making something you like! @carsonellis 's Instagram feed of quarantine art club butterflies


Note: I love the inclusivity of this club so much that this picture is my new phone wallpaper! Which butterfly is your favourite?


30DayArtQuarantine (Danielle Krysa: @thejealouscurator), 'sponsered by coronavirus'; a multi-media art challenge, perfect for those who don't specifically like to draw or want to try their hand at something completely new! (think virtual mosaic or scrapbooking style!)
@thejealouscurator 's 30 day coronavirus art challenge
@thejealouscurator 's 30 day coronavirus art challenge


Lunch Doodles' with @mo.willems.studio, simple drawing tutorials for adults and kids alike, that are sure to inspire joy and pride!

Mo Willems (@mo.willems.studio)'s 'lift each other up' lunchtime doodle - doesn't this sweet painting just make you want to grin?
Mo Willems (@mo.willems.studio)'s 'lift each other up' lunchtime doodle - doesn't this sweet painting just make you want to grin?


Look at those little smiles! This is one I'm definitely recreating.

or 'Drawing DIYs' with @illustoria_mag. This account has posted bucketloads of nifty tips on drawing techniques you would never think to try yourselves:

@illustoria_mag 's drawing DIY prompts
@illustoria_mag 's drawing DIY prompts



These accounts and tags cover a variety of different art media styles and are perfect for doing at home - not to mention making you super happy! Add one as part of your daily mindfulness or skill development or to have quality time with a spouse or kids.

And you don't need much to take part - a pencil and some paper, or a drawing app on your phone or iPad, this trend is truly embracing just being a part of something - from where-ever you are!

So have a scroll through #QuarantineArtClubs and post your own art (or don't, up to you!), and let me know in the comments below what you try!

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