Weekend Art Challenge – Vessel That Floats!

Student Justė Olsevičiūtė suggested we set a weekend challenge on the theme of ships. We loved that idea and felt we would broaden it a little to encompass any ‘vessel that floats’.

So students could indeed paint a ship, a yacht, a boat, a canoe or dingy, wooden raft or toy boat. Or a seaplane! Can you think of anything else any more obscure to portray along those lines? What about a unicorn shaped lilo?! The choice is yours and we have added some ideas below to get you started.

Very much looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Let us know the medium you chose to use and your ideas behind your artwork. Most of all…have fun!

All students can take part and they can post their artwork on our main Facebook Group to share with fellow students.

If you would like your work included in our weekly Thursday blog post Email it to Melanie on

Please only post new artwork that you have created specifically for the challenge.

The idea of these challenges is to help students improve their skills by drawing, painting and creating regularly. Most of all, have fun!!

For those who are new to our challenges, we post them every Friday, so that students have a chance to pick up their pencils, pens, brushes or tablets to create artwork in their downtime over the weekend.

The results are the posted here on our blog on the following Thursday.

We love it when students add text to go along side the artwork, we will always post it on the blog if included.

All of the photos we post on our London Art College Weekend Challenges are copyright free. Feel free to use the artwork you produce however you wish. If you would like your artwork posted here on our blog, email it to Melanie at techsupport@londonartcollege.co.uk. If you have any Weekend Challenge requests let us know too! Best of luck and happy drawing and painting!

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