As someone who constantly has the travel bug, I understand how anxious it can get staying at home until further notice. I have tried a number of virtual workshops from hosts around the world that have eased my mind and lifted my spirits.
Learn to Make Pasta from an Italian
Learn how to make pasta from scratch with an 84-year-old Italian grandmother. A different recipe is made each day and a list of ingredients will be sent to you a week in advance. All recipes have been passed down from generation to generation within the family. This is a 2-hour experience.
Virtual Cooking Experience with Nonna Nerina
Design a Beautiful Flower Arrangement with a New Yorker
Flower Bodega teaches the fundamentals of floral arranging, from the basic tools you will need to how to condition your flowers before arranging them. In this class, you’ll create a spring arrangement.
Take Art History Courses at MoMa
The Museum of Modern Art’s mission is ‘helping you understand, enjoy and use the art of our time’. MoMA is currently offering free courses like ‘Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes’ and ‘Fashion as Design’.
Study for Ivy League Courses
Eight Ivy League Schools have developed over 450 free online courses that range from business to humanities to social sciences.
Sweat it Out in Workout Classes
Stay fit while at home by downloading the Tone It Up application. Most workouts use bodyweight only or require a minimal amount of equipment. All classes are free.
Learn how to meditate with Headspace. They offer meditation for stress relief, anxiety, sleep and healthy living.
Join in on a Women’s Gatherings
Quilt offers you a community full of women wherever you are in the world. They’re currently hosting virtual conversations about topics such as self-healing, disco dance parties, relationship survival, belly dancing and many more! Download the Quilt app to RSVP.
Start a Book Club
Start a book club with Goodreads. Keep track of what books you read, give ratings for books, and follow friends!
Test your Knowledge in a Live Quiz
You will be asked questions live on YouTube, you write them down and at the end of each round, they’ll give you the answers. There are no overall prizes, but if you stay tuned throughout the live session they’ll try and run some giveaways via the live chat.
Bake Delicious Bread with a Brit
London’s Bread Ahead Bakery is offering free bread baking classes every day. Learn to bake various types of bread daily on Instagram Live. From bagels to gluten-free orange cakes to sourdough bread, they’re sharing their favorite recipes with us. Check out their schedule to make sure you have all the ingredients beforehand.