Virtual Art

Virtual Arts and History

Explore the arts online! Register for camps and classes and browse free resources that will help you and your loved ones get creative during this unprecedented time. Our Heritage, Culture & the Arts team are sharing creative projects and helpful tips.

Looking for history?

Follow Heritage Lakewood on Facebook and Instagram for photos, trivia and more!

Classes and Camps

Three people stand in a classroom.

Virtual and in-person options available!

We are now offering in-person dance and arts camps for youth, as well as in-person dance classes for youth and adults. There are also virtual camps and classes available. View all options by visiting Lakewood.org/Programs.

View all Programs

 

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL IS UPDATED IN YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT WHEN REGISTERING

How to update your email

Please follow these steps to update the email in your online account. 

#1: Visit Lakewood.org/Register.

Visit lakewood.org/register.

 

#2: Login or create an account.

Login to the account.

 

#3: "My Account" will appear at the top of the page. Click on it.

Click on my account.

 

 #4: Click on the "Household and Member" dropdown option. 

Follow the household and member link.

 

#5: Update your email address and save.

Update your email.

How do virtual programs work?

Most virtual classes are offered on Zoom. The instructor will host the program on Zoom, sending an email 60 minutes before it starts in order to allow you to join. Drop-in fitness class participants will get a link the morning of the class. 

How do I register?

You can register for virtual programs via our online registration site at Lakewood.org/Register or by calling 303-987-7800, just like you would an in-person program. Registration closes at 5 p.m. the day before the program starts.

Note: If you are eligible for SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit, or RenewActive but do not currently have an account with Lakewood Recreation, or you are not sure if you are eligible for those programs, please email CamFer@Lakewood.org.

What do I need to do to prepare?

1. Update your email address in your online account.

You will be emailed a Zoom link before your class. Your email MUST be up-to-date in your online account in order to receive this link. To update your email, sign into your online account, then select 'my account' and update the household information with a correct email.

2. Download Zoom.

Be sure to download Zoom before the first class starts. Visit Lakewood.org/Zoom for video tutorials. 

3. Check your email 60 minutes before the class starts.

Your instructor will send an email to the email address listed in your online account 60 minutes before the class begins. Drop-in fitness class participants will receive a link the morning of the class.

Follow that link to join the class.

Virtual classes and activities are held through the Zoom conferencing software. Before your program begins, you will be emailed a special link to join the Zoom class by the instructor.

Download Zoom

You will need to download Zoom before the first class.You can visit the Zoom download center or follow the direct links below: 

Zoom Tutorials

Zoom offers many video tutorials to help you get acquainted with this software.

How to Download Zoom

How to join a Zoom Meeting

 

How to turn your audio and video on/off

 

Creative Projects

Videos

CRAFT PROJECTS

Create Stained Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art

Create Salty Rainbows!

Create a Black Glue Butterfly (great for kids!)

Black glue is glue mixed with black paint. 

CERAMICS/POTTERY

Pottery Basics: Create a Tea Bowl 

With instructor Bob Smith

 

Pottery Basics: How to Center and Create a Cylinder

With instructor James McLellan

 

Create a Fermentation Crock

With instructor Sumi Von Dassow

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Free Online Resources

Creative Ideas and Tips

An adult and child sketch in a book outside. Four Ways to be Creative at Home

  1. Create a visual journal. 
    Art is an outlet for emotions and a way to process what we are feeling. Keep a daily journal of drawings, doodles, comic sketches or designs that reflect your feelings or help you meditate. 
  2. Start a garden. 
    Whether you have one flower pot or one acre of land, gardening stretches your creative muscles and gets you out in the fresh air. As a bonus, you get to reap the rewards of what you sow for months to come.
  3. Virtually visit your favorite Arts District or museum. 
    For local arts, check out 40W Arts District, Arts on Belmar at Block 7 or follow local artists on Instagram. Many major arts institutions from around the world are offering virtual visits of their collections. Check out this blog from MentalFloss to get started: 12 Museums Offering Virtual Tours.
  4.  Start a virtual drawing chain or play the game of exquisite corpse via email.
    Start a drawing of anything that you like — the head of a human, legs of a cat, an alien or simply a design. Then pass it along by emailing your drawing to a friend or family member. Ask that person to add to the drawing and forward it along to someone else. The process repeats until you all decide the drawing is complete. These types of chain drawings are a great way to connect with family and friends when we can’t be together physically. Plus, it’s really fun, and sometimes funny, to see the end product!

Music & Dance

Go inside Lakewood Cultural Center

Follow us on a tour!

Music

Ukulele and Guitar Lessons

Join Lakewood ukulele and guitar instructor Gary Jugert on youtube for free introductory ukulele and guitar lessons! 

Dance

Dance Toning

Pre Ballet for Kids (ages 5-7)

Creative Movement for Kids (ages 3-5)

History Photo Project

Help Heritage Lakewood collect the present

 Thunder birds fly over a hospital.  Burger bus serves people in a parking lot.

Someday, these hardships will (quite literally) be history. We are living through unprecedented times and Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park is collecting images of Lakewood during COVID-19 as we connect this time period to the past, present and future.

Do you have a photograph of your favorite restaurant or store that was closed, an empty street, a hectic hospital scene or grocery store, or a crowded park? How about an activity your household is participating in at home, like creative homeschooling, virtual happy hour, puzzles, playing with pets? We want to know the story that goes along with that photograph. Submit your photograph(s) by filling out the form below.

The museum is also selectively collecting 3D artifacts, like a temporary closed sign from a Lakewood business, a handmade mask with a compelling story, an empty sanitizer bottle or takeout box or bag made locally, or similar items, once they are no longer needed.

If you would like to donate an object or just tell a quick story about how COVID-19 has affected you, your family or your job, please contact Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park at cailew@lakewood.org or 720-256-6178.

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