January

Kick 365 – our 365 Day Sketch Challenge

Kick 365 – our 365 Day Sketch Challenge

Not for the faint hearted! This challenge takes real commitment, but just imagine how many sketchbooks you could fill in a year… And just how much your skills will improve! Sketch something every single day for 365 consecutive days. Post it online

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January 30 in 30

January 30 in 30

This challenge is hosted by Leslie Saeta from www.saetastudio.com Every January and September, Leslie challenges artists to paint 30 paintings in 30 days and invites them to post their paintings on her blog. The challenge has become hugely popular.

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Art Journal January

Art Journal January

We are challenging you to create an illustrated page every single day throughout the month of January. You should work on the basic layout of one page every day throughout January. Do NOT be intimidated by, or compare your pages to other people’s work!

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February

February Fables

February Fables

Introducing the writing challenge, ‘February Fables’. We are challenging you to write a children’s story from start to finish, ready for editing by the end of February. Remember, this is a children’s book, so it shouldn’t be too long. Then divide that number of words by 28.

February Faces

February Faces

We are challenging you to draw and post 28 faces throughout the month of February! You can draw any type of face. It doesn’t have to be human! Your face could be a cartoon, a character, a serious portrait, an animal, a caricature, or even a silhouette profile…

March

March Mixed Media

March Mixed Media

We are challenging you to create a piece of mixed media art, every day throughout the month of March. The object here is to get you experimenting and creating some interesting work that you may otherwise have been afraid to try. The only rule is to HAVE FUN!!!

5 Minute March

5 Minute March

This month we are introducing ‘5 Minute March.’ We are challenging you to make one 5 minute sketch, every single day throughout the month of March. This challenge is particularly suitable for those who have a tendency to overwork their sketches or those who have limited time.

April

Quick Kick April

Quick Kick April

For ‘Quick Kick April’ we are challenging you to create a drawing using ten strokes or less, every day throughout the month of April. One stroke is counted from the moment you put your pen, pencil or brush on the paper to the moment you take it off.

Imitation April

Imitation April

We are challenging you to create a piece of art in the style of a famous artist (dead or Alive), every day throughout the month of April. Perhaps you’d like to create a portrait in the style of Picasso! Maybe you would like to draw your pet, but in the style of Leonardo…

NaPoWriMo National Poetry Writing Month

NaPoWriMo National Poetry Writing Month

NaPoWriMo is a poetry challenge hosted by Maureen Thorson at www.napowrimo.net You are challenged to write a poem a day throughout the month of April. You can keep your poems for yourself or share them with the world. It’s up to you! Starting on April 1st, you should…

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

This challenge is hosted by Elle Luna at www.the100dayproject.org and starts sometime in April (the date varies from year to year). It was inspired by a Yale School of Art Workshop created by Michael Bierut for his graduate graphic design students…

Abstract Art April

Abstract Art April

We are challenging you to create an abstract painting, every day throughout the month of April. If you have never painted anything abstract before, you could try looking at everyday things very close-up. What shapes do you notice? How could you use those shapes to make…

May

Quick Kick May

Quick Kick May

Create a simple drawing using your non-dominant hand, every day throughout the month. Studies have shown that when using our dominant hand, only one hemisphere of the brain is active, however by using our non-dominant hand, both sides of our brain are active.

Imagination May

Imagination May

Draw something from your imagination, every day throughout the month of May. There are good reasons to draw regularly from your imagination; It Improves your ability to memorize and also improves your creativity. Drawing from your imagination is a skill in itself.

Every Day in May

Every Day in May

This challenge is hosted by a closed Facebook group, so you will need to request to be able to join in this annual May challenge. Each year, on or around the 26th April, a list of daily subjects for the entire month will be published to download.

Miniature May

Miniature May

Create a miniature piece of artwork, every day throughout the month of May. Your miniature artwork must be NO bigger than 5” x 5” in any media excluding digital.

June

Quick Kick June

Quick Kick June

For Quick Kick June we are challenging you to create a COLOUR sketch in 10 minutes or less. This challenge is particularly suitable for those who have a tendency to overwork their sketches or those who have limited time.

Copyist June

Copyist June

Replicate a sketch, drawing or painting by a master or from an art book, every day throughout the month. One of the best ways to learn how to draw well, is to copy from other artists who are masters of their craft. By replicating their style you will learn a lot.

Cartoon in June

Cartoon in June

This month we are introducing the all new creative challenge, ‘Cartoon in June.’ We are challenging you to create a cartoon every single day throughout the month of June. Your cartoon could be a single character, or an entire comic strip! You can use any medium

July

Kick Time July a Month Long Creative Challenge

Kick Time July a Month Long Creative Challenge

KickTime is our brand new monthly challenge designed for those creatives who would prefer to sink their teeth into one big project over the whole month, rather than to take part in lots of smaller ones. It’s designed to inspire any kind of creative project a story, a poem, a piece of art, a piece of music, the list is endless!

Quick Kick July

Quick Kick July

“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day. For ‘Quick Kick July’ we are challenging you to create a simple drawing ‘upside-down’, every day throughout the month of July.

Half Past Christmas

Half Past Christmas

Yes, we are just over halfway there already! And we are challenging you to come up with one festive creation for this coming Christmas, every single day throughout the month of July. Imagine how organised you will feel in December!

31 Printed Photos

31 Printed Photos

What ever happened to real photo albums, with real photographs that you can actually look at without having to sit in front of a screen? In an effort to bring back the printed photograph, this month we are introducing the brand new photographic challenge, ‘31 Printed Photos’.

Draw on Junk July

Draw on Junk July

Draw or paint on Junk (found items, wooden spoons, old toys, old clothes, you name it) or create images where you draw on top of photos of junk or create images with junk by arranging it some way. This can be done digitally if you prefer.

August

Quick Kick August

Quick Kick August

“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day. For ‘Quick Kick August’ we are challenging you to create a drawing or painting every day on a non-white surface.

Kick Time August a Month Long Creative Challenge

Kick Time August a Month Long Creative Challenge

KickTime is our brand new monthly challenge designed for those creatives who would prefer to sink their teeth into one big project over the whole month, rather than to take part in lots of smaller ones. It’s designed to inspire any kind of creative project a story, a poem, a piece of art, a piece of music, the list is endless!

31 Animals August

31 Animals August

This month we are introducing the brand new creative challenge, ‘31 Animals August’We are challenging you to create and share a piece of animal art, every day for 31 days throughout the month of August. Your art can be in any medium and created in 2D, 3D or digital

Early Rise August Creative Challenge

Early Rise August Creative Challenge

Do you find it hard to find time for your creative pursuit? Are you simply too tired at the end of the day? Then this is the challenge for you! We are challenging you to get up one hour earlier than you usually would, every single day throughout the month of August

Animation August

Animation August

We are challenging you to create a series of 2D or 3D animations during the month of August. They can be as simple as a flip book, or as complex as you like and as long or as short as you like, depending on your experience. The point is to have a go!

September

Poetember Poetry Challenge

Poetember Poetry Challenge

For the poets out there, this month we are introducing the brand new poetry challenge, ‘Poetember’’ We are challenging you to write and share a poem every day throughout September! You can write a poem about any topic you like, but we’ll provide optional prompts if you need them.

Kick Time September a Month Long Creative Challenge

Kick Time September a Month Long Creative Challenge

KickTime is our brand new monthly challenge designed for those creatives who would prefer to sink their teeth into one big project over the whole month, rather than to take part in lots of smaller ones. It’s designed to inspire any kind of creative project a story, a poem, a piece of art, a piece of music, the list is endless!

Quick Kick September

Quick Kick September

“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day. For ‘Quick Kick September’ we are challenging you to create a blind contour drawing/painting every day of the month.

Sketchathon September

Sketchathon September

So it’s September already and that Sketchbook that you promised yourself you would fill this year has gathered an entire inch of dust, each page remaining completely blank. Well now is the time to change that! We are challenging you to create at least a sketch a day.

September Blogfest

September Blogfest

Has your blog lost momentum throughout the year? Have you always wanted to start a blog, but never got around to it? Has your number of visitors begun to fall? Then September Blogfest is the challenge for you! We are challenging you to post every day in September.

September 30 in 30

September 30 in 30

This challenge is hosted by Leslie Saeta from www.saetastudio.com Every September (and January), Leslie challenges artists to paint 30 paintings in 30 days and invites them to post their paintings on her blog. The challenge has become hugely popular.

October

Quick Kick October

Quick Kick October

“Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day. For ‘Quick Kick October’ we are challenging you to pick just ONE subject and sketch it every single day throughout the month.

Kick Time October a Month Long Creative Challenge

Kick Time October a Month Long Creative Challenge

KickTime is our brand new monthly challenge designed for those creatives who would prefer to sink their teeth into one big project over the whole month, rather than to take part in lots of smaller ones. It’s designed to inspire any kind of creative project a story, a poem, a piece of art, a piece of music, the list is endless!

Uptober – October Upcycling Challenge

Uptober – October Upcycling Challenge

We are challenging you to ‘upcycle’ something you are either intending to throw away, or you no longer use. You can upcycle something daily, weekly or you can take on one big upcycling project to do over the entire month.

Out and About October

Out and About October

Introducing our more ‘daring’ sketch challenge, ‘Out and About October.’’ We are challenging you to venture OUT of your own home/studio environment and sketch either outdoors or in a public place, every single day throughout the month of October.

Sculptober

Sculptober

‘Sculptober’ was founded in 2014 by, Dragons and Beasties, Tumble Creatures and Little Fat Dragons. Every October, sculptors take on the challenge of creating something each day based on a daily theme. To join in the fun, you can request to join their Facebook Group.

Inktober

Inktober

Every October Jake Parker challenges artists all over the world to create one ink drawing a day for the entire month. Jake originally created Inktober back in 2009 to improve his inking skills and develop a positive drawing habit and the challenge snowballed from there.

November

Linovember

Linovember

This month we are introducing the brand new creative challenge, ‘Linovember’ We are challenging you to do some printmaking and create a series lino prints during the month of November. And if you don’t have all the kit for lino printing, try experimenting with other materials!

NaNonFiWriMo  National Nonfiction Writing Month

NaNonFiWriMo National Nonfiction Writing Month

#NaNonFiWriMo is a challenged hosted at www.writenonfictionnow.com Also known as WNFIN (Write Non-fiction in November), you are challenged to start and complete a work of non-fiction during the 30 days of November. So, pick up that pen and get writing!

NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo is a challenged hosted at www.nanowrimo.org Have you always wanted to write a novel, but have just never got around to it?  You are challenged to write a 50,000 word novel (first draft, ready to edit) by 11.59pm on November the 30th. That’s 1,667 words per day!

December

Digital Art December

Digital Art December

We are challenging you to create and share a piece of digital art, every day throughout the month of December. Your piece of art can be made using any digital tool you like, including the following: a camera, any computer software, a video camera, a tablet

Doodling December

Doodling December

This month we are introducing the brand new doodling challenge, ‘Doodling December’ We are challenging you to create a doodle a day for the month of December. The great thing about doodling is it allows you the freedom to create anything without being precious about it.

Anytime

365 Creative Somethings in 2018

365 Creative Somethings in 2018

365 Creative Somethings in 2018 is hosted by http://www.ihanna.nu Art journalers iHanna and Tammy will do 365 creative somethings, again in 2018, both with a pinch of collage, mixed media and acrylic paint on top, and you are invited to join!

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is hosted by www.sketchbookproject.com Whatever your level, this is a chance to submit your own work to the world’s largest collection of sketchbooks and become part of a worldwide community of creative people.

Create a Calendar

Create a Calendar

We are challenging you to create a single piece of artwork every month for 12 consecutive months, so that you will be able to print your own calendar for the following year. Each piece of art should relate to the month in which you created it.

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