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6 Creative Staycation Activities for All Ages

If social distancing and self isolation are causing you to have a creative block, Moreton Bay Arts Council has pulled together six (6) creative staycation activities to re inspire. From online tutorials and workshops to upcoming competitions and exhibitions open to all ages and creative disciplines.

Six (6) Creative Staycations Activities for All Ages:

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#1. Colour Glazing - The Optical Experience

Glazing is a process of applying a thin layer or layers of translucent paint over a more opaque layer of paint. A glaze creates luminosity and an inner glow on a canvas that can be like stained glass. Watch artist Margret Ellen Turner as she demonstrates how she works with glazes.

#2. Colour in Your Life - Fine Art Tips on Acrylic Art

Join Graeme Stevenson in this episode of 'Colour in Your Life' as he interviews Brisbane Artist De Gillett about painting, drawing, art workshops, art tips and art techniques.

De Gillett is best known for her self-developed ways of working with acrylic paints. Having learned to paint in isolation, she uses techniques all her own invention, and keeps no secrets when she shows you exactly how to get started, and then how to troubleshoot and fix all the issues that may arise during these brave, intuitive processes.

#3. How to Paint Materials like Rembrandt

Lisa Wiersma from the Rijks Museum instructions on how to paint surfaces like Rembrandt in this online tutorial. Follow along and also take the time to explore the museums online Rembrandt collection here.

#4. Isolation Community Cook Book

Moreton Bay Region Arts Council invites people in the community to contribute to a 'Isolation Community Cook Book'. The recipe must be tried and test, using only 4 main ingredients (plus cooking condiments).

Applications online an open from the 1st May closes 1st August 2020.

Visit or email for an application form with all requirements listed.

#5. SHORT STORY contest - Fiction up to 5000 words

Moreton Bay Arts Council is running a Short Story Contest for any resident between 17 to 70 plus years in the Moreton Bay Region: The two best stories will receive $50 each and the winner will be published.

Applications online an open from the 1st June closes 1stOctober 2020

Visit or email for an application form with all requirements and terms listed.

#6. Prepare for 2021 exhibition - "Isolation/ Hibernation/Staycation/Celebration”

Moreton Bay Arts Council is inviting members to put forward work for a 2021 exhibition with the theme "Isolcation/Hibernation/Staycation/Celebration". Artists must choose one of the 4 words to represent your artwork for the exhibition (proposed date January 19th to 28th February 2021).

Applications online an open from the 1st Sept closes 1st December 2020

Artwork is not required for delivery until Monday 18th January 2021

Visit or email for an application form with all requirements and terms listed.

Who are the Moreton Bay Arts Council?

Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. is a non-profit arts organisation run by volunteers. It was first established in Redcliffe in 2003 as one of 150 arts councils in Queensland, affiliated with Artslink Queensland. Today the Moreton Bay Arts Council Inc. an independent arts organisation working across the Moreton Bay Region.

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