Creative Classes Online

Unleash some creativity with online art classes, cooking classes and more.
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West Sacramento resident and mom Stacey Ball offers free livestreaming art classes on the Draw With Stacey Facebook page Monday through Saturday as a way to keep kids creating while they are not attending school. A “sip and draw” for adults takes place Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Patris Studio and Art Gallery’s beginning drawing class has moved to cyberspace. The three-part class features a mini lesson plan, support images, ideas for projects to do from home, mini-demos, and feedback and assistance from Patris. Cost: $15 each or three for $40.

Blue Line Arts, the nonprofit gallery and community resource in Roseville, presents a YouTube video from teaching artist Teagan McLarnan that will guide your child step-by-step to create a watercolor-and-collage project.

Visit Sacramento created coloring pages to download and print for your little ones, or for yourself because coloring is fun! Here’s a coloring tip for people who haven’t been to Sacramento before: “Leap,” the big rabbit sculpture at Sacramento International Airport, was created in red by the artist.

The Sacramento Public Library has sooo many resources available, from picture books and activities for 5-year-olds to ebooks and audiobooks for adults, for those who have library cards. You can even take up genealogy and trace your family tree. If you don’t have a card, you can apply online, and start using the library’s databases right away.

In response to school closures, the Food Literacy Center launched online food literacy lessons for kids. The center plans to present two lessons per week, complete with video classes. Anyone can access them for free.

Learn to cook some Asian specialties with midtown resident Seonkyoung Longest. Her YouTube channel, Asian at Home, will have you mastering dishes such as Korean street food fried shrimp an chicken udon in no time.

Speaking of cooking, Simply Recipes, the highly popular website run by Sacramento resident Elise Bauer, encourages the use of Relish, an app that adds recipe ingredients to your shopping list, which can help you limit your time outside the home by consolidating your trips to the market. Smart!