8 brilliant creative hobbies to start in 2021

Creative hobbies
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After a damp squib of a Christmas, we bet you're aching to flex your creative muscles. You've likely spent the festive season abusing your Netflix subscription, vegging out on the sofa and now it's time for action. 

Starting a new creative hobby (mostly home-based for now, of course) could be just what you need to energise yourself, recharge your batteries and reignite your imagination – getting you ready for whatever 2021 has to bring. For this post, we talked to eight creatives about the positive affect their hobbies have had on their lives, and set out their tips and advice to help you to follow suit. Note that this is all pre-lockdown advice, but much of it is still relevant for 2021.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.