Weekend Art Challenge – Festive Artwork!

This weekends art challenge is a little different as we have been asked by the Association of Distance Learning Colleges (ADLC) to provide artwork for this years Christmas card. You can read about the challenge on our previous blog post here – Festive Artwork Challenge.

We asked our students to see if they could come up with some creative designs using a festive theme and the results are below. Our featured image today is by student Maria Ei Zar and is a beautiful watercolour painting of a snowman with holly.

We have received lots of different styles of paintings including some lovely delicate watercolours. Katija Felbel’s very simple but effective painting below is beautiful. Rose-Marie’s village scene is stunning and Jan Graham’s winter berries are extremely eye catching. We also very much like both of Shailaja Rathinavel’s acrylic paintings too. Everyone has created stunning pieces and you all should be really pleased with your results.

This will be a very difficult decision for ADLC and as soon as we know who’s painting or drawing they choose, we will announce it on our blog and our main Facebook group page.

Stay tuned for a new challenge tomorrow!

Katja Felbel
This is my wintery artwork for the Christmas card. A foto I took last
year in December gives me inspiration.
Rose-Marie Biehlig
Weekend challenge, Christmas card design. Winter berries.
Coloured pencil and ink.
Jan Graham
Christmas card challenge. Fun in the snow. My husband and our youngest son. Taken several years ago. Painted last month.
Wendy Simmons
Winter day in watercolour for the weekend challenge
Jackie Groves
Anisha Dilip
Sania Shazad
Melissa De-Vall 
I’m sending the wintery images below.
I’ve chosen to paint a traditional Korean winter, you will see Kimchi pots and the traditional house.
Hyeyoung Jess
What  a lovely idea this weekend challenge is!  I  couldn’t resist this one so attach  “Snow hogs” !
Pauline Burke
Luiza Varovici
Night @winter..
I am big fans of fairytale …
So this is my contribution in this week challenge..
Pitt pastel and polychromos on Mi-teintes paper
Alexandria L. Prietama
Ania Lebiedzka
Wintry pine cone and branch for festive fellowship. Fine liner and watercolour pencil loosened with a light wash.
Julie Smalley
The theme of my weekend challenge is snow with the forbidden city.
Forbidden city is very beautiful on the snowy days But I think it is old style, so I create a spaceship party beside the ancient palace.
Hu Zete
I always love the contrast of red colour houses in white snow.may be this will suit the celebration theme.
Latha Bhaduri Prabakar
Pen and acrylic paint, painted on a tile.
Suzanne Prytherch
For this special weekend challenge … totally my own imagination.. acrylics on canvas.
Pen drawing winter
Khadiga Kadry
A wintery scene. Fun in the snow
Charlotte Draper
Bebe Kanter
This is a better picture for the weekend challenge but it took a little longer!
Gwen Revely
winter unicorns, eternal love…. painting on canvas…this painting is all about love, for this Christmas holidays spend quality time with your loved ones..this year we learned many lessons from this Corona outbreak… many lost their loved ones….this year would be very difficult for them…we should be thankful and grateful to God that our loved ones are still next to us breathing …so feel the importance of love ones near you and spend quality time with them.
Beautiful Winter – Christmas season
Thakur Balbeer Singh
Just finished one more card with little robin.
Elena Statham
My Christmas ‘ Weekend Challenge’ Alpaca in the snow
Gwen Reavley
Weekend Challenge… my winter card. Last year I wanted a Christmas card which is outside in the woods.
Inga Berkensträter
I hope this counts. I’ve made a rocking Christmas pudding. It’s mixture of textures, card for the base and icing, fabric cut out holly and berries, silver glitter to give a shimmery look for the icing and I hole punched some black card to look like currants.
Nina Phillips
‘Cheeky Winter Robin’
Coloured pencils on Pastelmat
Dorothy Robinson
I really enjoyed doing this weekends challenge. Finished in fineliner pens.
Ian Dance
Festive card, used procreate to create this Christmas card.
Elena Statham
Canvas painting for this weekend challenge.. actually I did this for my assignment, but thought this would be great for printing on cards too, so I submitted this for weekend challenge. This painting reminds us the vacation time we use to have with our family and friends in Christmas holidays… but in this Corona outbreak it’s not possible … instead spend time with your family and friends safe inside your house… actually there is no bigger happiness than having our family and friends next to you… happy holidays.
A little Robin for this week’s Christmas challenge. Acrylics on paper.
Dylan F Jeskye
Unfortunately I can’t use this for the weekend challenge as it’s the result of a tutorial. Faber Castell Polychromos on mixed media paper.
Dave Smedley
Weekend art challenge, Christmas card
Dóra Birgis
Maria Ei Zar

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