Learning & Creating

This may be a time when you are itching to learn a new skill, be it cooking or coding. We also want to share the many other opportunities to virtually explore arts, culture, and nature both around the world and in our own backyard. We have gathered up a few selections to get you learning and creating. 

Learning

Bicycle Colorado - A whole slate of free courses to celebrate Bike Month in June. Learn the essentials of bike care with their Basic Bike Mechanics Webinar

Clyfford Still Museum - Over 2,000 images from this solo-artist museum. Plus, join them for an exploration of Clyfford Still’s innovations towards the end of his life in their newest exhibition, The Late Works: Clyfford Still in Maryland, with curator and CSM Director Dean Sobel during a September 17th virtual lecture

Denver Audubon - Discover new and native birds in and around Denver. 

Denver Botanic Gardens Navigator - Explore plants while learning more about the gardens and their collection. Plan out the timing of your next visit by using their schedule of when plants will be flowering or fruiting. 

Denver Zero Waste Series - Tune into Eco-Cycle's YouTube channel to discover the what, why, and how to of reducing, recycling, and composting. Available in Spanish as well! 

Denver Zoo - Visit your animal friends from home, including the newest, a baby greater one-horned rhino.

Downtown Denver PartnershipThe Downtown Denver Partnership and Gates Corporation have partnered to offer free guided bike tours of Downtown Denver and the 5280 Trail through TourDenver in lieu of Bike to Work Day. 

History Colorado Online - Delve into Colorado history by to exploring select exhibits online with audio and visual features. 

Kirkland Museum Tour - Take a 360 degree adventure through this decorative and fine art collection that houses over 30,000 works.

Kitchen Quarantine with Massimo Bottura - Quick cooking classes through Instagram from the famed Italian restaurateur. 

Kitchn Cooking School - A 20 day course that ranges from from learning knife skills to food safety to mastering noodles. 

La Casa Azul - Google is featuring museum collections to explore from all over the world on their Arts & Culture site. Visit Frida Kahlo’s home filled with paintings and explore the garden and her studio through this virtual tour. 

Meet Cart by Betterish - Looking to create connections? Or maybe have something special to celebrate? Check out a wide range of options including Meetful Mondays, virtual parties and company happy hours. 

Museum of African American Art - View the John Henry Series and Palmer C. Hayden Collection from this Los Angeles museum. 

National Parks - Follow park rangers on a stunning audio and visual tour through US National Parks. 

SciStarter: Citizen Scientist - Help develop and further science experiments in your community by signing up to be a citizen scientist.

Smithsonian Transcription Center - Develop a new skill while improving access to historic documents by transcribing materials for the Smithsonian collection. 

Street Art Tours - Travel the world to explore street art accompanied by an audio tour. If you want to stay in city limits, Denver has its own public art tour as well. 

Creating 

Codeacademy - You tell them why you want to code and they will tell you what you need to learn. Their basic plan is free and includes interactive lessons and daily practice. 

Color Our Collections - Try out coloring sheets from museums, libraries, and archives featuring intricate designs and academic subjects. Printer needed to produce the sheets!

Colorado Themed Coloring Pages - The Denver Post had local artists draw up some coloring pages with iconic Denver scenes. Highlight = The Majestic Blucifer

Hecho in Colorado Coloring Book - This free to download coloring book contains drawings from Colorado Latinx artists who have work in the Latino Cultural Arts Center. They are updating frequently if you need a new sheet to color. 

IFIXIT - Repair guides for nearly any broken item you may have lying around your house. It's a great time to see what you can fix instead of throwing it out!

Think 360 Arts Teaching Artist TV - A free and accessible online platform designed to support ongoing art education efforts in Colorado and beyond. 

Virtual Role Playing Games - Tips and tricks to try out a virtual role playing game, even if you have never played before. 

Written by Hana on March 25, 2019