Creative at home

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Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay creative at home. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you stay creative at home!

New this week!

  • Joining local Matt Morris’s virtual and socially distanced snow sculpting club! The Snow Sculpting Club is free and will officially launch as soon as it snows. The idea is to get people outside and having some fun building and sculpting with snow!
  • Unmute: The Impact of a Pandemic on Gender-Based Violence Unmute is a free forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19. Immerse yourself in this important and timely piece that gives audience members the chance to rehearse scenarios for real life. Audiences will learn skills and resources for how they can make a difference. Register for the November 23rd premiere and register for the November 25th show.
  • Join the Finding Hope movement! Finding Hope invites you to look for and acknowledge where you find hope. Then take a picture. Write about it. Film a short video. Share the hope you found with others. Create and share your own stories of hope and share them using the hashtag #FindingHopeWWR or #FindingHopeMovement.
  • Lumen at Home - Extended viewing! Installations available online until the end of November. Explore the intersection of light, art, and technology. View Lumen at Home's art installations before they're gone at www.lumenfestival.ca


You can also:

  • Learn how to create an ombre landscape watercolour painting with Steven Sabados, Canadian television host.
  • Learn how to knit! Here's everything you need to know to get started yourself.
  • Explore art online with the Button Factory’s virtual summer camp sessions. Experience a creativity without leaving your house.
  • The Clay and Glass Gallery is offering a Play with Clay @ Home series. Reserve your spot, pick up your supplies and follow along with the video instruction series. You can make a ceramic charcuterie plate and design a stamp or stencil to decorate it or create any pieces that you desire!
  • Music by the Stream brings live music and interaction into your home so you can have the joy of music and stay safe during the pandemic. Each week our host, Coraline James, will welcome a different guest artist from Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and beyond.


Ideas from City of Waterloo Museum:

  • Waterloo Museum weekly Waterloo only trivia. Play along with us every Tuesday on Instagram!
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tours with City of Waterloo Museum guides. Pre-registration required.
  • City of Waterloo Museum exhibit videos. We Built This City about early Waterloo mayors is a particularly fun one!
  • Over social media, and other platforms, you can expect to participate in:
  1. Museum Mondays - highlighting artifacts in the collection
  2. Tip Tuesdays - tips on conservation, collection and care of objects
  3. Virtual Wednesdays - architecture in Waterloo, past and present
  4. Take Over Thursdays - guest presenters take over our feeds
  5. Feel Good Fridays - anything that brings a smile!

We encourage you to follow the museum on social to learn more about their online offerings.


Ideas from Waterloo Public Library:

  • Throughout this pandemic, the library branches are closed, however, you'll be excited to know they have a host of virtual programs and interactive resources online for people of all ages. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more.


Ideas from our community partners:


How are you staying creative?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!




Waterloo is a strong, caring and connected community. During these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of ways to stay creative at home. We are here for you! We have provided helpful resources and links to help keep you stay creative at home!

New this week!

  • Joining local Matt Morris’s virtual and socially distanced snow sculpting club! The Snow Sculpting Club is free and will officially launch as soon as it snows. The idea is to get people outside and having some fun building and sculpting with snow!
  • Unmute: The Impact of a Pandemic on Gender-Based Violence Unmute is a free forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19. Immerse yourself in this important and timely piece that gives audience members the chance to rehearse scenarios for real life. Audiences will learn skills and resources for how they can make a difference. Register for the November 23rd premiere and register for the November 25th show.
  • Join the Finding Hope movement! Finding Hope invites you to look for and acknowledge where you find hope. Then take a picture. Write about it. Film a short video. Share the hope you found with others. Create and share your own stories of hope and share them using the hashtag #FindingHopeWWR or #FindingHopeMovement.
  • Lumen at Home - Extended viewing! Installations available online until the end of November. Explore the intersection of light, art, and technology. View Lumen at Home's art installations before they're gone at www.lumenfestival.ca


You can also:

  • Learn how to create an ombre landscape watercolour painting with Steven Sabados, Canadian television host.
  • Learn how to knit! Here's everything you need to know to get started yourself.
  • Explore art online with the Button Factory’s virtual summer camp sessions. Experience a creativity without leaving your house.
  • The Clay and Glass Gallery is offering a Play with Clay @ Home series. Reserve your spot, pick up your supplies and follow along with the video instruction series. You can make a ceramic charcuterie plate and design a stamp or stencil to decorate it or create any pieces that you desire!
  • Music by the Stream brings live music and interaction into your home so you can have the joy of music and stay safe during the pandemic. Each week our host, Coraline James, will welcome a different guest artist from Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and beyond.


Ideas from City of Waterloo Museum:

  • Waterloo Museum weekly Waterloo only trivia. Play along with us every Tuesday on Instagram!
  • Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tours with City of Waterloo Museum guides. Pre-registration required.
  • City of Waterloo Museum exhibit videos. We Built This City about early Waterloo mayors is a particularly fun one!
  • Over social media, and other platforms, you can expect to participate in:
  1. Museum Mondays - highlighting artifacts in the collection
  2. Tip Tuesdays - tips on conservation, collection and care of objects
  3. Virtual Wednesdays - architecture in Waterloo, past and present
  4. Take Over Thursdays - guest presenters take over our feeds
  5. Feel Good Fridays - anything that brings a smile!

We encourage you to follow the museum on social to learn more about their online offerings.


Ideas from Waterloo Public Library:

  • Throughout this pandemic, the library branches are closed, however, you'll be excited to know they have a host of virtual programs and interactive resources online for people of all ages. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more.


Ideas from our community partners:


How are you staying creative?

Please use the tools below to share your stories and ideas. We'd love to hear from you! And if you have any questions or comments, please leave those below as well. We'll respond to you right away!




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