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Zine-Making

Zines are small homemade booklets full of images and text. Learn how you can create one with things you find around your house!

Making Upcycled Bracelets

Finding ways to incorporate old clothing into art is a great way of upcycling! In this activity, you’ll learn how to make different types of bracelets from items you have around the house.

Making Story Dice

Do you love imagining creative stories? Making story dice is a great way to fuel your creativity! Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to make your own story dice at home:

Still Life Painting

For this watercolour painting, you’ll be creating an image of a bowl of fruit. Watch the videos or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own still life painting.

Painting A Landscape (Advanced)

For this watercolour painting, you’ll be creating a sunset over the water with some silhouettes in the distance. Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own watercolour painting.

Painting a landscape (Beginner)

Most of the materials you’ll need for this simple watercolour painting can be found around your home — you don’t even need a paintbrush to get started! Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own sunset watercolour painting.

Watercolour Painting Techniques

Painting with watercolours is a fun and easy way to express yourself creatively. This activity will allow you to experiment using household items to create different watercolour textures. Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on watercolour techniques.

Intuitive Painting

Intuitive painting is a fantastic way to relax, tap into your imagination and be creative in a judgement-free environment. Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own intuitive painting.

Creating Erasure Poetry

Want to create a poem without having to write a word? Try erasure poetry! Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own erasure poem.

DIY Piñatas

Piñatas are a fantastic way to cultivate community and imagination, not to mention a great excuse to indulge your sweet tooth! Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your own piñata:

Making Community Art

Making art in your community is a great way to lift people’s spirits — seeing art in unexpected places can make a lot of people smile! Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to create an community art installation right in your own front yard!

Boxing 101

Boxing is a great way to exercise at home because you don’t need a lot of space or any equipment. Watch the video or read below for a step-by-step guide on how to box:

Support Sidekick: A Resource Chapbook by Capital6ix

YLI Insider: Capital6ix

An inside look at the creative process of YLI cohort Capital6ix, who are working to increase awareness and education about homelessness.