Wow, it’s amazing how quickly another month comes round. Thank you to everyone who’s been taking part in the March Art Challenges we’ve loved seeing all your work. We’ve got some new art challenges ready for April.
The three April Art Challenges are:
Abstract Art April
No prizes for guessing that this challenge is to create a piece of abstract art every day through April. If you’ve never tried abstract art before, why not give it a go. If you’re not sure where to start, how about taking a photo of something close up, or why not draw something but break it down into simple bold shapes. Another thing you could try is turning a photo upside down and look for patterns and shapes within it. For more suggestions check out this post. If you would like to share your work on social media, please use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #AbstractArtApril
This art challenge is to emulate the style of a famous artist living or dead. It’s not a case of copying one of their works of art (we do have a challenge like that in June). Instead, you might look at the work of an artist, take inspiration from their style and then choose your own subject to paint. So perhaps you might look at the women’s faces drawn by Picasso, but then draw your pet in a similar style. For more suggestions check out this post.
We do also have a couple of rules to go with this art challenge:
- You must write the words ‘Inspired by’ beneath your drawing, followed by the original artist’s name.
- You should only emulate the style of famous artists, living or dead. Please avoid mimicking the style of current artists who are posting online (unless you have their permission).
If you would like to share your work on social media, please use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #ImitationApril
Quick Kick April Art Challenge
Quick Kicks are new monthly challenges which are designed to take 15 minutes or less a day. As well as being fun, they are also created to help improve your drawing skills. Quick Kick April is a challenge to create a drawing each day in less than 15 minutes using 10 strokes or less. A stroke is counted from the moment you put your pen, pencil or brush on the paper to the moment you take it off. This challenge can help you see which lines are important and which are not. For more suggestions check out this post.
If you would like to share your work on social media, please use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #QuickKickApril
Why not join our Facebook Group
We’ve got a lively Facebook Group with creatives sharing their challenge creations we hope to see you there.
We really hope you’ll join in with the challenges and we’re looking forward to seeing what you create – Sandra and Tara