Qube Communities at Home

Qube has received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council and the Community Foundation for Staffordshire to support our new Communities at Home Project. As well as providing hot meals, telephone befriending and additional support where needed, the project will also enable us to provide activities for people to do at home. We are currently sending out fortnightly activity packs and newsletters to many of our members but are also making to activities available online for all to use.

The resources below have been made especially for the ‘Qube Communities at Home’ project by creative practitioners from across the country. Take a look at the videos and resource sheets below and have a go!

We want to see your work! Send us a picture of your work to art@qube-oca.org.uk we’ll share them online.

Dance for All

A 30 minute class including warmup, learning a routine and a cooldown. Simple but dynamic steps allow the routine to be set to different music, repeated and adapted for personal style and express. Move, groove and enjoy!

Download the Dance For All information sheet here and take a look at the video…

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Movement for Mindfulness

A short movement class via video drawing on exercises linked to mental health. The session is specifically designed to be accessible to all and repeatable, connecting to the present moment.

Download a Movement for Mindfulness information sheet here and watch the video…

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Imagination Journey

An audio guide that you can take on a physical walk in your imagination. Drawing on the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Ruth will guide you to experiencing different aspects of the world around us and use them to inspire release of tension and relaxed enjoyment.

Download an information sheet and transcript here and listen to the audio…

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Santa’s Christmas Village

Build and decorate your own miniature Santa’s Christmas village using these worksheets and templates.

Paper Wreath

Create your own paper wreath to hang on your door with these worksheets and templates.

Potato Print Wrapping paper

Design and make your own Christmas themed wrapping paper this year with these worksheets and templates.

Felt Decorations

Create your own embellished felt decorations to hang on the tree with these worksheets and templates.

Angel Tree Topper

Get Festive with this Angel Christmas tree topper Rebecca Whitby. Take a look at the worksheets and templates below.

Christmas Garland

Get Festive with this Christmas themed Garland by Rebecca Whitby. Take a look at the worksheets and templates below.

Lockdown Still Life or Portraits

Learn how to draw a still life with items you have at home or a self portrait with Jessica McMillan! Take a look at her video and worksheets.

Lockdown Still Life or Portrait Activity Guide 
Lockdown Still Life or Portrait Drawing Composition Worksheet 
Lockdown Still Life Template 
Lockdown Portrait Template 

Outside My Window

Learn how to draw the view from you window or from a walk with Jessica McMillan! Take a look at her video and worksheets.

Outside My Window Activity Guide 
Outside My Window Mark Making Worksheet 
Outside my Window Folding Templates
Outside My Window Example Sheets 

Botanical Coffee Painting

Join Artist Jessica McMillan as she shows us how to create your very own Botanical painting using just coffee and water! Take a look at her video and worksheets.

Botanical Coffee Painting Activity Guide 
Botanical Coffee Painting Templates

Matisse decorated jar or pen pot

Artist Lyn Tyler has created this brilliant art activity, inspired by the artist Matisse. Create your own Matisse ‘drawing by scissors’ jar or pen pot at home with this easy to use guide. All you will need is a glass or plastic jar, paint brush, PVA glue, scissors and a printout of the templates or coloured paper.

Download the full Matisse Activity pack here…

Monet Lily Pond

Artist Lyn Tyler has created this brilliant art activity, inspired by the artist Monet. Create your own Monet lily pond at home with this easy to use guide. All you will need is a paper plate, paint brush, pot of water, liquid paints and mixing palette, PVA glue, scissors and a printout of the templates.

Download the full Monet activity pack here

Through the Looking Glass

Photographer Charlie Duckerin has created a great workshop showing you how to create your own Abstract Photography using items you can find at home or in the garden. Take a look at her video and download the activity sheets below…

1 – How To Sheet
2 – Task Sheet
3 – Activity Sheet

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Seurat Dot Painting

Artist Lyn Tyler has created this fun and simple art activity, inspired by the artist Georges Seurat. Create your own Seurat dot painting at home with this easy to use templates. All you will need is paints, paper and cotton buds.

Download the full activity pack here…

Visual Diary

Artist Jessica McMillan has created a pack to help you create your own Visual Diary. Your diary can be daily, weekly, monthly or whenever you like! Take a look at the activity guide, worksheets and templates below…

1 – Kit List
2 – Activity Guide
3 – Worksheets
4 – Inspiration Sheets

Pollock Drip Painting

Artist Lyn Tyler has created this fun and simple art activity, inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock. Create your own Pollock ‘drip’ painting at home with this easy to use templates.

Download the full activity pack here…

Debris Collage

Contemporary artist Jessica McMillan has created an activity pack showing you how to create your own collage using items you can find at home. Take a look at her video and download the activity sheets below…

1 – Activity Guide
2 – Templates
3 – Inspiration

Blind Drawing

Artist Jessica McMillan has created this brilliant Blind Drawing activity pack to help unlock your creativity. No drawing skills required! Download the guide and templates below…

1 – Activity Guide
2 – Templates

Need inspiration? You can hear Jessica explaining the Gastalt theory of perception here…

Dance Movement Therapy

Chloe and Grace from Open Space Studios CIC show us how to try some basic dance moves at home to help stay active. No experience or dance partner needed! There are also seated instructions for those with reduced mobility.

There are five videos to choose from: Introduction, Coordination exercise, Charleston, Disco Fever and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Click play on the videos below and left to have a go.

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