Getting creative during the lockdown period has been thoroughly enjoyed by many as we simply don’t have the time to do so usually. From gardening to baking, knitting and painting, our Instagram feeds have been flooded with people learning/revisiting creative activities.
A company on board with this newfound wave of creativity is Masterpeace. The mindful art studio based in the beautiful Eccleston Yard is one of our favourite spots in London, so when we heard about their new initiative of delivering positive creativity, directly to your door, we were, of course, totally on board! Launching at-home art kits and virtual classes, Masterpeace’s new venture allows you to get creative from the comfort of your own home to receive the mood-boosting, stress-relieving benefits you experience from their renowned calming art classes.
Included in the kit is a painter’s palette, handpicked acrylic paints, brushes and a canvas board which has been pre-sketched by a professional artist with your chosen contemporary artwork which you can pick when ordering your kit. Each purchase includes a 40 minute virtual class with the original artist for real-time support or access to pre-recorded tutorials in their mobile app.
Designed to support creativity, mental health and wellbeing, this is a great way to help cope with the anxiety around Covid-19, and the negative effects of self-isolation. Each virtual class opens with a short meditation and there’s a strong mindfulness focus throughout. If you are all kitted out with art supplies already, you can join an online class without purchasing a kit!
As an additional community initiative, MasterPeace has partnered with internationally celebrated portrait artist Elena Gual to launch her art kit ‘Affinity’. It includes a £10 donation to Refuge, a charity protecting women experiencing domestic violence, which is particularly afflicted during these times of isolation at home.