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Isolation activity idea: Have a Zoom painting party!

My friends and I made many plans for spring and summer, but the pandemic cut our ambitious short. One thing we wanted to start doing is painting all together, following a tutorial by Bob Ross. If you don’t know who this is, I strongly suggest watching one of his youtube videos (don’t be fooled, he is not your typical youtuber), and be soothed by the sound of his voice. He has spent 10+ year hosting a painting tutorials show on public television in the 80s-90s, and has become some kind of a meme in the past years because of his happy and positive personality.

So the idea was still in my mind, and I wanted to have some much-needed creative time, so I organized a painting party, over Zoom.

Everyone’s painting!

Everyone bought their supplies, and I shared my screen with the chosen video and we painted away for a good two hours. I was really fun and also a nice break from all the school work, and we got to see everyone’s interpretation of the tutorial.

If you are not into painting, I’m sure you can easily find another activity and a youtube tutorial of it, and just plan a Zoom call and have fun with it!