While most of the world is doing their best to stay home to try to flatten the curve during the pandemic, there’s been a surge (a good one!) in live streaming and virtual creative lessons.
Now while watching Hulu or Netflix can be entertaining, there’s nothing like watching people get creative and share their talent and skills with the world in real time.
If you’re looking to try your hand at something new or just want to watch something different during your evenings and weekends, here some places you should tune into.
Note: For Instagram Lives, you’re unable to watch it from the web so it’s best to log onto Instagram through the app on your phone.
Television host and blogger, Jaymee Sire is currently whipping up some dishes from her home during her Instagram Lives, even FRESH PASTA!
Image via Jaymee Sire’s Instagram Account
Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye is getting to spend A LOT of time in his kitchen throwing together delicous meals on his Instagram account.
Italian restaurateur Massimo Bottura of three-Michelin- star restaurant Osteria Francescana is keeping the stove burners going with showing viewers how to make chocolate sauce and answering Q&As from followers.
If you have kids around who love a good story time, children’s author Mac Barnett who has written books like The Mac B. Kid Spy series, is doing story time on his Instagram account with the help of his 4-legged friend, Henry. Heck, I’m not a kid but I find it fun to watch!
Image via Mac Barnett’s Instagram Account
Doodling, drawing, painting, etc.
NYT best selling illustrator, Wendy MacNaughton is teaching viewers how to draw through her Instagram Lives. Learn how to draw dinosaurs to magic beans.
Author and Illustrator, Mo Willems whose work includes Sesame Street and The Muppets, is hosting Lunch Doodles on Youtube.
After you’re done watching Mo Willems, hop on over to Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Youtube channel and watch his daily art lessons which sometimes include a pug cam and his kids.
Image via Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Youtube channel
You can join visual artist and educator, Deborah Putnoi on Facebook for daily live drawings which sometimes also includes special guests.
If you’re missing live music, you can check out this Billboard article which is being updated regularly with upcoming live-stream music you can enjoy from home.
Attractions around the world
If you’re bummed you had to cancel that trip to Paris or Disney World, here’s an article which lists museums, zoos and aquariums and theme parks you can visit virtually from around the world. From The Met in NYC to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, you can still get to see many popular exhibits while hanging out on your sofa and not worry about crowds or being too loud!
What have you been watching and/or learning lately?