FOR LOVE & ART partners with domestic and international museums to provide therapeutic art session to seniors and other with mobility limitations. In this time of social isolation, the need for outreach and engagement is vital to their health and well-being.

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Hi, Activity Directors!

We’re super excited about our new online events and can’t wait to see the smiling faces at your communities (online)! As of last month and in keeping with safe social distancing measures, we have been exploring creative new ways to deliver our program. We started doing Virtual Museum Visits – this month’s events will be held virtually, online via Zoom. These events are offered daily at no cost through May 3rd, to elevate all dimensions of quality of life. We will be viewing the art collections of our 27 partner museums, with beautiful high-resolution images and lively conversations.

Our Leadership Team has put together a quick and handy guide for joining our events, as well as some best practices as we continue to use this new, virtual space to host our events. Take some time before the event to check out the resources below! (If you’re already a Zoom pro, here’s a quick link to register for the event. We still suggest checking out some of the fun stuff below!)

Event info:
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
No cost through May 3rd
Date: Daily, April 24th – May 3rd
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM Central

#1: How to become friends with Zoom

If you’re new to video conferencing, don’t worry it’s easy! Our team at FOR LOVE & ART has chosen to use Zoom as our platform for hosting virtual events. There are a couple options in which you can join our Zoom event, outlined below.

Download Zoom for your device: Here is a link to Zoom’s Download Center. You can easily download their app for your computer or device. You will be prompted to create a free account. After downloading and setting up your account, you can launch our meeting link via your confirmation email.

Join Zoom event via browser: You can also easily join our Zoom event via your internet browser. Simply click the link to join, included in your confirmation email to prompt their browser based platform.

In order to participate, click the button below to register in advance
Register for Zoom Therapeutic Art Sessions

After registering, you will receive confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

#2: Here’s a few tips & best practices

Show up at 10:20AM (CST). We’re going live bright and early! We are hoping an earlier start gives everyone time to join and shake off any technical difficulties.

Get that good light. We love to see all of your faces so find your favorite spot with the best light so we can see everyone! Some hot tips – make sure there’s good light up front. Backlighting can make it hard to see you.

Please don’t share the link to the public or on social media. With the increase of activity and events moving to Zoom, there have been unfortunate events because of sharing links publicly. If friends, family, or others want to participate, have questions or need access to our event link, please have them register.

Get excited & get engaged. We miss doing our events in-person but are making lemonade out of lemons. The virtual museum sessions are a chance to get inspired by Art, use the opportunity to interact with others, and probably see the most people you’ve seen in one place for a long time. 🙂