For each challenge, we have created an optional inspiration pdf. These will be available very soon via our newsletter or through our Facebook Group.
For Artist: What is February Faces Creative Challenge?
This is a creative art challenge to create a face ‘drawing’ every day of the month. We use the term ‘drawing’ very loosely, your faces could be made up of collage, material or even sculpture. Use any medium you feel comfortable with or want to explore.
You can draw/paint/sculpt 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… Whatever you feel like!
February Faces free prompt and reference inspiration pdf coming soon
The free inspiration pdf that goes with this challenge includes an optional prompt and 3 reference photos to use each day. You can use these as the basis for your creation if you choose. We know how hard it can be to fit in art around everyday life, so now even if you only have five or ten minutes to spare you could sketch one of the faces from the pdf each day. Of course, if there are different faces altogether that you would prefer to draw that’s cool too.
If you decide to share your work on social media please tag us in @kickinthecreatives and use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #FebruaryFaces
For Writers: What is February Fables Creative Challenge?
February Fables is a new creative writing challenge to write a children’s story from start to finish, ready for editing by the end of February. It can be about any topic you choose as long as it’s suitable for children.
If you are short on time don’t worry. Remember that depending on what age you are writing for, your story doesn’t have to be that long. You could even opt for creating a short story.
Picture books for children up to age eight average 1000 words (though many are shorter); easy readers for ages five to nine are 50-2500 words (depending on the publisher and level of reader); chapter books (short novels for ages seven to ten) typically are 10,000-12,000 words; middle grade novels (ages eight to twelve) hover around 20,000-25,000 words, and young adult novels (ages twelve and up) weigh in at 35,000 to 45,000 words.
February Fables free inspiration and creativity cards pdf coming soon
The free inspiration pdf that goes with this challenge is there to help you if you’re not quite sure what to write about. It consists of several prompts in the form of first sentences or paragraphs that might help kick off ideas for a story. It also contains Creativity Card templates, with instructions that you can print out and cut up to give you alternative ideas.
If you decide to share your work on social media please tag us in @kickinthecreatives and use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #FebruaryFables.