Responding to COVID-19

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Play with Color ('Cause Color Means Life)

Coloring Sheets

Download individual coloring sheets, or the collections as pdfs. Share your colorized versions on Instagram or Facebook and tag #KindnessBeatsTheVirus and the artist.

Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze | Flavor | Ice One TWA | Jon Phes Souza | Kaves | Kekoa | Nicer | Nico Collazo | Pwoz | Quik | Ruse BAD | Santiago Jaén | Sar TMB | Soem | SONIC BAD | Toofly | Wuze

For Masterpiece Minds

Daily Prompts

Activate your imagination everyday with these daily prompts. Share stories, pictures, media, and art on social media. Tag #KindnessBeatsTheVirus and @NYCThrive. Examples:

1. Music Monday: Write a short poem using only song titles.
2. Tell Them Tuesday: Draw a black and white illustration of someone showing kindness within the rules of social distancing. Then tell someone else to color it in. Share both versions. (From Week 3)

  • Download Week 4 (pdf)
  • Download Week 5 (pdf)
  • Download Week 6 (pdf)
  • Download 42 Days (pdf)
Art Lessons for Remote Learning

Lesson Plans

Written by Thrive Teaching Artists for non-artist instructors; utilizing non-specialized, readily available, at home materials. Download individual lesson plans as pdfs.

Featured Partner: Projectivity

Music Samples & More. Download Projectivity’s “Producer Sample” packs and coloring book. Producer samples can be used to make your own music or videos. Download them now and make sure to tag @projectivity and the artist when you create with them, along with #KindnessBeatsTheVirus.

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Online Workshops

Interested in online arts and music workshops during the quarantine? We have options (as of 4/6).

Instagram's Top Twenty

The Hashtag Challenge

Use the #KindnessBeatsTheVirus hashtag and tag @NYCThrive. “Like” your favorites to feature them in an upcoming art exhibit. The exhibit will include two Hashtag Challenge categories. The top two entries from each category will have the opportunity to merchandise their submission as a collaboration with an acclaimed artist.

1. The Instagram Top Ten

Selections determined by Instagram likes

2. The Artists Top Ten

Selections determined by an independent panel of artists

Coming soon: How To Clean Your Paintbrush So The Camera Guy Doesn’t Have To⚡️

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A bit late but finally finished a gratitude card for essential workers . And thank you extending to everyone who’s fighting for a cause they believe in .🔹 .
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#thankyou#quarantinediaries #illustration #poster #design #drawing #blueandwhite #bestnyphoto #nyc #essentialworkers #covid19 #art#drawing #health #hospitals #frontlineworkers #blue #timeoutnewyork #kindnessbeatsThevirus #nycthrive #pen#ink #inkdrawing #lettering #posterhousenyc nychealthsystem nycthrive posterhousenyc isometricstudio
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Keeping the school mural spirit alive ❤️. #pimentelmurals #kindnessbeatsthevirus #instadraw #artistoninstagram #muralsketch #quarantine #quarantineart #quarantineartchallenge #schoolmural #schoolmurals #heart #digitalillustration #hifructosemag #juxtapozmag #illustration ...

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The adventures of Martymar54 and the tales of WORK FROM HOME. By martymar54 #characterdesign #characterart #ipad #procreate #illustration #art #digitalart #applepencil #art #digitalart #workfromhome #workfromhomelife #work #quarantine #2020 #bunny #bunnyslippers #coffee #zoom #zoommeeting #hero #essentialworkers nycthrive #kindnessbeatsthevirus ...

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Repost from nycthrive

"WILDSTYLE WEDNESDAY" | "Wildstyle Coloring Book" curated by street art legends biotatscru, crashone, and sonicbadnyc, and presented in collaboration with wallworksny.
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Download the entire 31 page collection for FREE at Thrivecollective.org/kindness [link in bio ☝️] 1 a Day for the Month of May. Share photos of your colored pages and tag #KindnessBeatsTheVirus NYCThrive and the contributing artist.
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Featuring bangastyleparis |bg183_tats_cru_ | biotatscru | brebarcelona | cope2_art_life | cren_art | crey132 | dazeworldnyc | favor.one | iceonertwa | mcmaniphes | misterkaves | artbykekoa | nicertatscru | armordtribe91 | thepwoz | quiklinrollingthunder | ruse_bad | santiagojaen_chan | sar.tmb |soemmac | sonicbadnyc | toofly_nyc | wuze_uno
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#wearethrive #BringArtBack #wallworksny #wallworksnewyork #wallworksgallery #wallworksatkreatehub #quarantinecoloringbook #wallworkscoloringbook #streetart #streetarteverywhere #CultureFromHome #DYCDAtHome nyculture nycyouth nycschools nyccouncil nycservice nycmayor
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IT’S HERE! Our next free, downloadable coloring book is up on our website. Volume 3 is a collaboration with Tom Slaughter Studio to being you the late arist’s iconic alphabet! We hope you love it and remember to tag us and tslaughterstudio in your creations!
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Organizing my drawers . Still have a few of this print left for sale ! DM if you want some summer lemonade 🙂 biking to avoid subway .
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#print #drawing#ink #lemonade #summer #fun #hairstyles #lemon #whenlifegivesyoulemons #archive #illustration #beauty #yellow #style #outfit #fashion #fashionblogger #influencer#biker #bike #biking #brushpen #paint #kindnessbeatsthevirus
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The world is burning
Even Though I am not
I will fight the flames #kindnessbeatsthevirus #blacklivesmatter
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Lawdy Mama” by Barkley Hendricks (1969) for nycthrive, collection studiomuseum
While touring European museums and churches in the ’60s, a 21-year-old Barkley Hendricks was struck by the lack of black presence in Western art. This inspired his now best known works: life-sized paintings of black people in empowered, classical depictions. These were friends, relatives and strangers, originally from his hometown of Philadelphia, that communicated a new assertiveness and pride among black Americans.

The particular woman in “Lawdy Mama” is Barkley’s second cousin, painted in the style of a Byzantine icon. Gold leaf surrounds her modernly-dressed figure, the arched canvas acting as a halo around her entire body, including her afro.

Byzantine icons generally depict Jesus and virtuous saints. Here Barkley venerates his cousin and all she represents, inserting her into the art historical canon and elevating her to icon status. In her guarded yet vulnerable pose, she claims this space.

In the 1960s wearing  an afro represented resistance. After decades of subjecting themselves to European beauty standards, African Americans reclaimed their hair. Political activists such as Angela Davis and Kathleen Kleaver proudly rocked afros while fighting oppression, and the hairstyle emerged as a symbol for Black beauty, liberation and pride. This didn’t last long.

Sixty years later, hair politics continue. In 2019, California's CROWN ACT became the first law prohibiting discrimination based on hair style and texture.

I started relaxing my hair at 11, just in time for my 6th grade graduation. This Puerto Rican right of passage “unveiled” what I deem now to be, a false sense of self to the world.  After reading that the chemicals in hair relaxers actually break molecular bonds weakening hair strands, I vowed to go natural.

Halos and crowns. We all have a right to wear our hair any way we like, but I wonder in what other ways have we broken bonds with ourselves in order to fit in, aiding invisibility, and denying ourselves both our divinity and power.

#lawdymama #barkleyhendricks #studiomuseumharlem #blackarthistory #kindnessbeatsthevirus #BringArtBack #culturefromhome
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