Right now, it’s safe to say that the majority of #rochmn is doing our part and Staying Home to help flatten the curve and do our best to support our healthcare workers on the frontline of this pandemic.
With all of our extra time at home, it can tax even the most laid back and easy going of us. We’re looking for things to DO. Many of us are looking for things to keep our kids occupied and engaged. Thankfully, our innovative and amazing Creative Business community has come up with ways for you to stay creative and support their businesses at the same time!
All of the businesses below offer at-home kits, some with drop-off delivery, some with contactless pick-up, some with online instruction, but all open and available to you to help keep your minds engaged. Consider supporting them while you’re Staying Home! Thank you to these businesses for bringing happy things into our lives right now. ♡
Neon Green Studio is located inside of The Castle Community on Broadway. This adorable maker space is filled to the brim with fun and funky supplies to make your own art projects. OR! You can choose from their pre-made kits when there. Neon Green is now closed to the public while we all Stay Home. However, you can purchase their art kits online and pick-up for free with contactless pick-up. There is a huge variety to choose from: mini clay sculptures, friendship bracelets, treasure boxes, mystery art kits in various sizes, and even a $10 glue gun!(refills are $2). Shop all of their kits here.
Under normal world circumstances, Canvas & Chardonnay is the most FUN place to go and paint your own beautiful art. With their step-by-step guided instruction, YOU become the artist! They also are supportive of the arts community in other ways by hosting art shows and artist markets. Canvas & Chardonnay also functions as a music and performance space. And don’t forget to check out the great artistic installation called The Cove behind their shop! It’s the best photo-op space. While Canvas and Chardonnay is closed, you’re still able to order all of the supplies needed to create your own masterpiece at home! Supplies will be dropped to your doorstep with contactless deliver within 2 days of ordering, then you’ll receive a link with a video tutorial for you to do all the steps at home. They have a wide variety of art pieces to choose from: unicorns to landscapes! Browse all Home Delivery Kits here.
Art on the Go is a traveling art studio that sets up a mini art studio for all ages to learn painting techniques on canvas, the art of staining and stenciling on wood, wood cutout door hangers, and wine glasses. While Art on the Go is not hosting in-person events, they are hosting Virtual Family Paint Parties. Art on the Go will deliver all the supplies you need for the virtual paint party and then you’ll log on at a specific time to Facebook Group Messenger to follow along with your instructor to create your masterpieces! They even have options for you to use your own supplies or have supplies delivered. Win/Win!