As we adjust to the social changes created by COVID-19. The Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Public Programming Coordinator, Betty Carpick, introduced the Be Kind Project, a small way to stay engaged by bringing art and artfulness to people of all ages and abilities wherever they are.
To encourage health and safety at home, the project uses online spaces to share:
- Project Ideas using Easy to Find Materials
- Mood Boosters
- Art in the Community
Follow the Be Kind Project online
MARCH 19 2020
Enjoy the fun and meditative process of making. Around the world, scrolls are an ancient way of documenting. The birch bark scrolls used by the Ojibway Midewiwin or Grand Medicine Society pass on knowledge between generations.
Be Kind project #1
- Make a handmade scroll for yourself, your family, and/or your friends.
- Use your imagination with easy to find materials.
- Cut fabric or paper to approximately 4 inches wide by 2 feet long. For the rods, use two pieces or dowel or pencils.
- Innovate! There aren’t any rules.
- Decorate using watercolours, inks, pencil crayons, etc
- Decide what you want to write, draw, mark, or incorporate!
Share your scroll with the hashtag, #bekindproject