While events across the country are being cancelled, companies are turning to the internet to host workshops and activities for those who are currently stuck at home. If you've been waiting to start a new hobby, there are a variety of courses that you can join to unleash your inner Bob Ross right from your couch. Grab your paintbrushes and finest beret, and open up your computer to join one of Ontario's online art courses

Whether you're a skilled artist or just starting out, you can let your creativity flow with these tutorials.

Businesses and artists have taken to online platforms to offer some of their knowledge and expertise. 

You can join a ladies' drawing event, learn to sketch from a Toronto-based artist, and even refurbish old furniture.

The Happy Ever Crafter offers unique calligraphy lessons, so you can take your writing to the next level.

There are lots of other online opportunities that will keep you occupied while practicing social distancing.

You can have an online Netflix party with friends, dive into a shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium, and explore tons of museums and exhibits without leaving your home.

Get ready to paint the world's next masterpiece by taking part in some of these virtual classrooms and online tutorials.

Virtual Paint Event

Price: Free

When: March 20, 10:00 a.m.

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Pop Up Painters is going live on Facebook with a series of free art events. You can find the list of supplies needed on the event page, which includes Q-tips and a sponge.


Ladies' Drawing Night

Price: Free

When: March 23, 6:30 p.m.

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: All artistic levels are welcome at this ladies' drawing night. This week's theme is "your home," so you'll be drawing whatever room you're in.


Paint Nite

Price: $10+

When: Various dates

Address: Ontario

Why You Need To Go: Yaymaker is hosting tons of paint nights around Ontario, and you can learn to paint beaches and whimsical poppies from the comfort of your home. 


Alana Pancyr

Price: Free

Address: Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This Toronto-based artist is providing free drawing tutorials on her YouTube channel to keep you busy and creative.


Modern Calligraphy

Price: Free

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take your writing to the next level with this Ottawa calligraphy YoutTube channel. The Happy Ever Crafter has tons of videos available for free that will teach you all about drawing and writing styles.

Paint Your Furniture

Price: $75+

When: March 29, 10:00 a.m.

Address: Paris, ON

Why You Need To Go: Learn how to distress your furniture for a little home makeover by joining this virtual classroom hosted by From The Attic Interiors. Supplies are available for delivery.

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