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