January Art Challenges

Kick 52 – 52 Week Sketching Challenge

Kick 52 – 52 Week Sketching Challenge

For this weekly sketching challenge, we are challenging you to create a weekly drawing for 52 consecutive weeks. This is less of a commitment than the Kick 365 challenge but will still help you to build that creative habit and improve your drawing skills.

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Art Journal January – Daily Art Journal Challenge

Art Journal January – Daily Art Journal Challenge

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

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Quick Kick January – Daily Photo Challenge

Quick Kick January – Daily Photo Challenge

For ‘Quick Kick January’ we challenge you to take a daily abstract photo throughout the month of January. “Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

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Kick 365 – 365 Day Sketching Challenge

Kick 365 – 365 Day Sketching Challenge

For this sketch challenge, we are challenging you to create a daily sketch for 365 consecutive days.Not for the faint hearted! This challenge takes real commitment, but just imagine how many sketchbooks you could fill in a year

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The January Challenge

The January Challenge

This is an external challenge from 64 Million Artists. There are 31 days of simple creative challenges and a vibrant community of participants sharing their work and experiences across social media.

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February Art Challenges

Styluary – Art Style Challenge

Styluary – Art Style Challenge

For this art styles challenge, we are challenging you to emulate the style of a famous artist, every day throughout February. We don’t mean, to ‘copy’ a painting, but rather create a painting of your own, inspired by the style of the artist.

Quick Kick February Daily Painting Challenge

Quick Kick February Daily Painting Challenge

For ‘Quick Kick February’ our daily painting challenge, we are challenging you to draw or paint using non-art tools. That could be painting with a toothbrush, or mark making with bits of string or a twig.

February Faces Drawing Challenge

February Faces Drawing Challenge

We challenge you to draw and post a face drawing a day 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 self portrait, an animal, a caricature, or even a silhouette profile…

March Art Challenges

Quick Kick March – Daily Photo Challenge

Quick Kick March – Daily Photo Challenge

For this daily photo challenge, we invite you to take a nature photograph every day in March. “Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

March Mixed Media Challenge

March Mixed Media Challenge

We challenge you to create a daily piece of mixed media art throughout March. The object here is to get you experimenting and creating some interesting paintings that you may otherwise have been afraid to try.

5 Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge

5 Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge

We challenge you to make a daily 5 minute drawing 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 Art Challenges

Inky April – Drawing Challenge

Inky April – Drawing Challenge

For this drawing challenge, we are challenging you to sketch or draw, using only ink, every day throughout April. By going in directly with ink, you will learn to make decisive marks, embrace your mistakes and enjoy new energy in your drawings

Abstract Art April Painting Challenge

Abstract Art April Painting Challenge

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…

Quick Kick April Continuous Line Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick April Continuous Line Drawing Challenge

Join us for a drawing challenge to create a daily continuous line drawing throughout the month of April. You can use any medium you like including digital as long as your pen (or other medium) does not leave the paper.

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…

May Art Challenges

Blooming Marvellous May Flower Art Challenge

Blooming Marvellous May Flower Art Challenge

For this May art challenge we invite you to create a daily piece of flower art throughout the month. You can use any medium you like such as paint, embroidery, clay, printing, digital or mixed media… You can even use actual flowers!

Quick Kick May Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick May Drawing Challenge

For this May drawing challenge, we invite you to create a simple daily drawing using your non-dominant hand. You can draw anything you want but we will provide optional art prompts.

Miniature May Art Challenge

Miniature May Art Challenge

For this May art challenge we invite you to create a daily miniature piece of artwork throughout the month.. Your miniature artwork should be NO bigger than 5” x 5” in any media excluding digital.

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.

June Art Challenges

Tonal June –  Daily Painting Challenge

Tonal June – Daily Painting Challenge

For this daily painting challenge, we are challenging you to paint using just one colour and white (or just one colour if using watercolour), every day throughout the month of June. By using just one colour and white, you will learn to make a variety of tonal values, without being distracted by colour.

Quick Kick June Cartoon Challenge

Quick Kick June Cartoon Challenge

Join us for a cartoon challenge this month. For ‘Quick Kick June’ we are challenging you to create a daily cartoon drawing throughout the month. “Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

Copyist June Art Challenge

Copyist June Art Challenge

For our Copyist June Art Challenge we are challenging you to replicate a sketch, drawing or painting by a master or from an art book, every day throughout the month.

July Art Challenges

Quick Kick July Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick July Drawing Challenge

For this July drawing challenge, we are challenging you to create a simple drawing ‘upside-down’, every day throughout the month of July. To clarify. We are NOT challenging you to draw whilst doing a handstand, but to draw something from a photograph that has been flipped upside-down.

Kick Urban Sketching Challenge

Kick Urban Sketching Challenge

For our daily urban sketching challenge, we are challenging you to create an urban sketch every day in July. It could be a quick sketch in a park, at work, a view from your window or a local building. 

August Art Challenges

Quick Kick August Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick August Drawing Challenge

For our ‘Quick Kick August’ drawing challenge, we are challenging you to create a drawing or painting every day on toned or coloured paper. You could even paint a wash of colour on your page first and work over that.

31 Animals August Art Challenge

31 Animals August Art Challenge

For our August art challenge we are challenging you to create and share a piece of animal art, every day throughout the month. Your art can be in any medium and created in 2D, 3D or digital

August Trio Daily Painting Challenge

August Trio Daily Painting Challenge

For this August painting challenge, we are challenging you to paint using only 3 primary colours plus white every day. This challenge will help you with colour mixing as you learn how to make all the colours in your image with a limited palette.

September Art Challenges

Quick Kick September Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick September Drawing Challenge

This September we challenge you to create a daily blind contour drawing. It will help you improve your observation and drawing skills. “Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

October Art Challenges

Creeptober Halloween October Art Challenge

Creeptober Halloween October Art Challenge

Creeptober is our Halloween inspired October Art Challenge. You can create anything you like, from a pumpkin carving, to a drawing, a painting, a poem, a creepy story, a scary photo, or a spooky sculpture…

October Poet – Poetry Challenge

October Poet – Poetry Challenge

We are challenging you to write and share a poem every day throughout April! You can write a poem about any topic you like, but we’ll provide optional prompts if you need them.

Quick Kick October Sketch Challenge

Quick Kick October Sketch Challenge

For our October sketch challenge, we are challenging you to pick just ONE subject and sketch it every day. It can be any subject you want. “Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

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 Art Challenges

Posevember – 30 Day Figure Drawing Challenge

Posevember – 30 Day Figure Drawing Challenge

For this figure drawing challenge, we are challenging you to sketch a figure, every day throughout November. By drawing a body pose every day, you will quickly become familiar with figure drawing proportions

Kick Collage Challenge

Kick Collage Challenge

This November, join us for our collage challenge. Whether you are a beginner artist or experienced with collage. You can complete the entire piece of art using images you’ve cut or torn. Alternatively, draw or paint over collage.

Quick Kick November Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick November Drawing Challenge

For this November Daily Drawing Challenge, we are challenging you to draw with a brush and ink/paint WITHOUT using a pen or pencil first. “Quick Kicks” are our monthly creative challenges that you can complete in 15 minutes or less per day.

NaNonFiWriMo (WNFIN) National Nonfiction Writing Month

NaNonFiWriMo (WNFIN) 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 Art Challenges

Quick Kick December Drawing Challenge

Quick Kick December Drawing Challenge

For our ‘Quick Kick December’ drawing challenge we are challenging you to create a daily festive drawing. By sketching on a daily basis, your drawing skills will steadily improve.

Digital Art December – Digital Art Challenge

Digital Art December – Digital Art Challenge

For this December Art Challenge we invite you to create daily digital art. 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 Doodle Art Challenge

Doodling December Doodle Art Challenge

For our December Daily Doodle Challenge we are challenging you to create a doodle a day. The great thing about doodling is it allows you the freedom to create anything without being precious about it. 

Anytime Art Challenges

Kick 52 – 52 Week Sketching Challenge

Kick 52 – 52 Week Sketching Challenge

For this weekly sketching challenge, we are challenging you to create a weekly drawing for 52 consecutive weeks. This is less of a commitment than the Kick 365 challenge but will still help you to build that creative habit and improve your drawing skills.

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.

Kick 365 – 365 Day Sketching Challenge

Kick 365 – 365 Day Sketching Challenge

For this sketch challenge, we are challenging you to create a daily sketch for 365 consecutive days.Not for the faint hearted! This challenge takes real commitment, but just imagine how many sketchbooks you could fill in a year

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