Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread

Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread

Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« on: Mar 16, 2020, 03:34 PM »
Well, looks like lots of us are stuck at home for a while. I’ve been seeing a lot of news and newsletters and such reminding people about free resources, announcing new ones fur this new isolated time, and even coronavirus sales.

I’ve been babbling about these in the chat, so why don’t I collect them and post them here. Feel free to post with any you find:

Always legally free:

YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. It may be physically closed, but there are probably online resources and services you can access from home for free using your library card (they probably have or are working on how to get a new library card right now): Ebooks! Audiobooks! Magazines! Newspapers! Music! Scholarly databases! Photo archives!  Lynda.com! Mango Languages! Kanopy! Scienceflix! You'll have to go through your library's website, so do some investigating and see what you can get access to!

Borrowing Ebooks will probably involve using an app like Overdrive or Kindle. See what your library recommends. They may even have their own app.
https://www.overdrive.com

There may even be huge digitized archives of stuff you wouldn’t be able to go through regularly anyway:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
https://sfpl.org/locations/main-library/sf-history-center/digital-collections

PROJECT GUTENBERG for when you want to access that Public Domain goodness without going through the formality of “borrowing” an ebook or letting Amazon know even more about you:
https://www.gutenberg.org

THE INTERNET ARCHIVE
Is… is this legal? Is it legal that I can play Number Munchers online using this?
Just a wealth of content. I’ve really enjoyed listening to old radio dramas using this.
https://archive.org

GOOGLE ARTS AND CULTURE “Visit” museums and famous places! Rotate 3D models of things!
https://artsandculture.google.com/

COLOR OUR COLLECTIONS for lineart you can print and color for free!
http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/

Don’t forget free creative software!
https://krita.org/en/
https://medibangpaint.com/en/
https://www.blender.org
http://pixologic.com/sculptris/
https://www.jahshaka.com
https://wonderunit.com/storyboarder/
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
https://www.sketchbook.com


Free In Honor of Quarantine

The New York Metropolitan Opera will stream opera every night!
https://www.metopera.org/about/press-releases/met-to-launch-nightly-met-opera-streams-a-free-series-of-encore-live-in-hd-presentations-streamed-on-the-company-website-during-the-coronavirus-closure/

Moog and Korg’s synth apps are free for the time being. I know nothing about how these work but you poke at it and it sounds like you know what you’re doing?
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/minimoog-model-d-synthesizer/id1339418001
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.korg.kaossilator.android
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/korg-ikaossilator/id452559831

Scholastic Learn at Home, for those of you with kids in your family
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems. Also for kids, new episodes every weekday.
https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems

QUARANTINE SALES AND SPECIALS! The economy demands money offerings! Its hunger is insatiable and its displeasure makes us quiver!

Not necessarily a personal endorsement, but you’re probably getting newsletters and stuff with these, too, so may as well see if anyone’s interested. Besides, I get a certain amusement out of some of these so I want to make a record:

Until March 19, Jeff Miracola’s Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques digital downloads are 50% of with the coupon code SCREWTHEVIRUS  https://gumroad.com/threepoints

Until… March 22 I guess, Beehive Books’ store is 15% off with the coupon code COVID http://beehivebooks.com/

DavidsTea has free shipping now, if you you’re into loose tea
https://www.davidstea.com

For the rest of March, get 20% off MaxPacks Procreate brushes with the code: WASHHANDS
https://twitter.com/MaxUlichney/status/1239331596102066177
https://www.maxpacks.art/

Looks like we're gonna be stuck this way for a while, so if you find any good stuff, feel free to share it!
« Last Edit: Mar 20, 2020, 07:02 PM by Flutterbyes »

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #1 on: Mar 17, 2020, 05:23 AM »
Bless you Flutz!

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17, 2020, 10:46 PM »
Do yall wanna read/re-read the entire Animorphs series because

https://www.animorphsforum.com/ebooks/

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2020, 03:31 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Cy!

I have a few additions for today:

Here are some other lists of streaming concerts and performances:
https://www.wkar.org/post/list-live-streaming-concerts#stream/0
https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/live-streamed-classical-music-concerts-coronavirus/

The 92nd Street Y also will stream performances, and it has an archive you can browse
https://www.92y.org/92yathome

Massimo Bottura's cooking show Kitchen Quarantine, live on Instagram, later uploaded to Youtube
https://www.finedininglovers.com/article/kitchen-quarantine-massimo-bottura-family

For kids of all ages, Draw Every Day with JJK (I'm being selective with the kids' ones, but if you'd like me to collect more of them, too, let me know. For now, here's a list on Bookriot)
https://www.youtube.com/StudioJJK

The Art Students League’s Art for All & All for Art: Weekly demos, reading material, and such to keep artists creating
https://mailchi.mp/artstudentsleague/keep-creating
« Last Edit: Mar 18, 2020, 04:01 PM by Flutterbyes »

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #4 on: Mar 18, 2020, 04:18 PM »
Do YOU wanna learn how to animate? have some classes that have been made free during quarantine! https://creatureartteacher.com/product-category/special-sale/

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2020, 04:49 PM »
Oooh, that's a good one! I've paid money for Aaron Blaise's stuff, and it's very worth getting.

Smithsonian Distance Learning Lab
https://learninglab.si.edu/distancelearning

Speaking of, have you SEEN the archive of online material at the Smithsonian?
https://www.si.edu/openaccess

Frequent art streams by Kyle T Webster
https://www.behance.net/kyletwebster/videos

itch.io and GOG free games to keep you inside
https://itch.io/c/757294/games-to-help-you-stay-inside
https://www.gog.com/partner/stay_at_home

Free Scribd for 30 Days
https://www.scribd.com/readfree?utm_source=readfree

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #6 on: Mar 20, 2020, 07:00 PM »
Oh yeah! About the sale at The Art of Aaron Blaise!
You can stack newsletter discount codes on top of sales, so if you decide to buy anything, use the code "NEWSLETTER2020" to get an extra 10% off.
(If you're at all curious about buying multiple courses, the Annual Premium Membership lets you just hoard whatever you want during the year and you can keep it even after it expires.)


Not much for today. Here's another for the COVID-19 themed sales:
Reuben Lara is donating 10% to GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief fund.
On top of that, if you use the code "freetime" you get 10% off.

https://gumroad.com/reubenlara

Re: Quarantine Resource Aggregation Thread
« Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 2020, 11:09 AM »
Here's a nice one courtesy of Enef: The Foundation Art Group's Stay At Home Bundle, a free bundle of tutorials!
https://gumroad.com/l/ZlDuBX/stayhomebundle

 

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