Category: Weekend Art Challenge

Come and join in with us on our Weekend Art Challenge – free for all of our students. We post on a Thursday, results the following Friday, artwork shown on our blog. Different theme every week and open to all students and all abilities. Post on our main Facebook group and take part in a happy and lovely safe environment with likeminded people.

Weekend Art Challenge – The Letter B

Welcome to our Alphabet Challenge. Students can draw or paint anything as long as it is beginning with the letter B. For example you could create artwork of a Bee, Banana, Badger, Banjo, billabong or a balloon. The ideas are…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cats & Kittens

In this Weekend Art Challenge, we will embark on a delightful journey into the enchanting world of cats and kittens. Your challenge is to capture the irresistible charm and unique personalities of cats and kittens. From serene cat portraits to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Jingle Bell Jumper Frenzy!

Get ready to embrace the jolly spirit of Christmas with a whimsical art challenge that will have you laughing all the way! In this hilarious weekend art challenge, we would like students to unleash their creativity by designing their very…

Weekend Art Challenge – Reflecting Remembrance

The “Reflecting Remembrance” art challenge aims to honour and commemorate the significance of Remembrance Day. Students are invited to participate in this meaningful endeavour by creating artworks that express their reflections, emotions, and messages related to remembrance, gratitude, and the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Playing Card Artwork

Create a unique and visually captivating artwork on a standard playing card. Your task is to transform a traditional playing card into a work of art by incorporating various artistic techniques, themes, and styles. Use your creativity to reimagine the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Scary Halloween Jars!

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. We always try to have a scary Halloween challenge, however this year we decided to set something a little different. We know that some of our students are crafters as well as artists…

Weekend Art Challenge – Famous Artwork

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This one is easy! Find a famous painting and recreate it! We have a couple of examples we have found online that children have created. Haven’t they done an awesome job!! Now it’s…

Weekend Art Challenge – Colours of Autumn Trees

In this art challenge, you will explore the vibrant and captivating beauty of autumn trees. The changing colours of leaves during the autumn season create a stunning visual spectacle. Your task is to capture the essence of autumn trees through…

Weekend Art Challenge – Architectural Wonders

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This sounds like a huge very grande subject, but you can interpret it how you wish. You can create artwork of a big and impressive building that speaks to you.. or something much…

Weekend Art Challenge – Enchanting Beings & Mythical Creatures

Unleash your imagination and embark on a captivating artistic journey into the realm of mythical creatures! In this challenge, you will create original artworks showcasing awe-inspiring and magical beings from folklore and mythology. These creatures can be drawn, painted, sculpted,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cocktail Delights

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we would like you to draw or paint a cocktail… or a mocktail! You might like to reminisce about a cocktail you once had that was delicious, or you might like to…

Rolling Artistry: A Wheel-inspired Weekend Art Challenge

Welcome to the world of wheels, where motion and creativity converge! In this weekend art challenge, we invite you to explore the fascinating subject of wheels and incorporate them into your artistic endeavours. The idea here isn’t to just paint…

Weekend Art Challenge – Leap into Art: Frogs and Toads

Welcome to the “Leap into Art: Frogs and Toads” challenge! In this creative endeavour, we invite you to explore the fascinating world of these amphibious creatures and create captivating artwork that celebrates their unique beauty and charm. From the vibrant…

Weekend Art Challenge – Digital Delights: Exploring the Digital Art Realm

Welcome to the “Digital Delights: Exploring the Digital Art Realm” weekend challenge! In this challenge, we invite you to dive into the exciting world of digital art and unleash your creativity using digital tools and techniques. Whether you’re a seasoned…

Weekend Art Challenge – Wings of Wonder: Butterflies & Moths

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this time it is all about butterflies and moths. We don’t mind which you choose! We have aded a selection of photos of both butterflies and moths below, but feel free to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Blooming Bliss: Garden Flowers

Welcome to our latest “Blooming Bliss: Garden Flowers” weekend art challenge! In this challenge, we invite you to explore the enchanting world of garden flowers and create captivating artwork that celebrates their beauty. Let your imagination bloom as you choose…

Weekend Art Challenge – Shades of Pencil: Exploring Depth and Texture

Welcome to the “Shades of Pencil” weekend art challenge! In this challenge, you have the opportunity to express your artistic skills using only pencils and exploring shading, depth, and texture. Your task is to create a drawing on any subject…

Weekend Art Challenge – Coloured Pencil Delights

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this week we are aiming it at those students who have a set of coloured pencils somewhere in amongst their art materials. Coloured pencil is a very popular medium and there is…

Weekend Art Challenge – Bug’s Eye View: Garden Insect Art Challenge

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge all about garden bugs. Unleash your imagination and try to portray the intricate beauty of the fascinating creatures that inhabit our gardens. From the tiniest ants to the most vibrant beetles, there’s a…

Weekend Art Challenge – Nordic Tales: Embracing Folk Art Tradition

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. Explore the enchanting world of Nordic Folk Art by creating a captivating artwork that pays homage to this rich cultural heritage. Nordic Folk Art is known for its intricate patterns, vibrant colours, and…

Weekend Art Challenge – Under the Sea Delight

Dive into the mesmerising world of sealife with this art challenge! Let the enchanting creatures of the ocean inspire your creativity as you create a captivating artwork showcasing sealife in all its glory. Whether you prefer realistic depictions or whimsical…

Weekend Art Challenge – Fresh Harvest

Welcome to the “Fresh Harvest” Art Challenge, where we invite our students to explore the vibrant world of fresh fresh fruits and vegetables. Remember, the purpose of this challenge is to appreciate the natural beauty of fresh produce while expressing…

Weekend Art Challenge – Lighthouses

Welcome to our latest art challenge on the theme of lighthouses. This weekend, if you are free, you might like to take a trip to your nearest lighthouse. That’s if you live near the coast! If not, there are plenty…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cacti

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. We would like you to study Cacti. It might seem like a simple task, but there are lots of different options to go along with this one. You might like to set yourself…

Weekend Art Challenge – Seashells & Pebbles

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this week we would like you to study seashells and pebbles. You can work with both together, or you can choose either or! You might like to add them to a beach…

Weekend Art Challenge – Birds

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This one is very easy. Create artwork of a domestic or wild bird. Any style, any medium. You have free reign. We look forward to seeing what you can come up with. The…

Weekend Art Challenge – Watercolour

Welcome to our latest art challenge. This weekend we would like you to create a watercolour painting. It can be in any style using any technique and any subject. The idea though is to stick to pure watercolour, so no…

Weekend Art Challenge – Illustrate a Quote

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge we hope will make you all put your thinking caps on! We would like you to think of a quote and try to illustrate it. We have added a couple of ideas to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cardboard

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this weekends challenge is a little different. We all receive plenty of deliveries through the mail of things that you have bought online. Usually they come in form form of a cardboard…

Weekend Art Challenge – Hares & Rabbits

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge all about Hares and Rabbits. The list of tips and hints might be helpful for you below….

Weekend Art Challenge – Design your Name

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this one is a little different this week. To mix things up, we thought we would try to encourage our students to design and illustrate their name. We have added some ideas…

Weekend Art Challenge – Pastel

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this week is it all about Pastel. You have complete free reign. As long as you use only pastel as the medium, you can create any style or subject of painting. We…

Weekend Art Challenge – Design a Stamp for the Kings Coronation!

In order to celebrate the King’s Coronation in a few weeks time we thought it would be a great idea to have an art challenge on this theme. Our idea was to design a stamp in commemoration and we have…

Weekend Art Challenge – Pigs and Piglets

Welcome to this weeks art challenge all about pigs and piglets. Such a fantastic subject as you could opt for a straight painting or illustration of pigs, or head more towards the cartoon route with Miss Piggy or Winnie the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Happy Easter

What better challenge to set our students on an Easter weekend was one entitled ‘Happy Easter’. We have received some really lovely artwork this week and we hope that you all enjoy viewing them below. Our feature image this week…

Weekend Art Challenge – Rainbows

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge on the theme of rainbows. How will you go about this challenge? Perhaps you will create artwork of an actual rainbow… or perhaps you will be creative and think outside the box. What…

Weekend Art Challenge – Charcoal

Welcome to our latest art challenge! Time to get MESSY!! Draw anything – any subject and any style as long as it is in pure charcoal. We would like you to only use charcoal, don’t be tempted to use pastel…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sheep & Lambs

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge all about sheep and lambs. This one you have free reign, you can go realistic , illustration, cartoon… or create artwork from wool itself! What about creating artwork using scraps of wool from…

Weekend Art Challenge – Design Wallpaper

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This one is a little different and we feel it will really make all our students stop and ponder for quite some time. It’s not as easy as you think! We would like…

Weekend Art Challenge – Moonlight

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and this week we would like you to study moonlight! You have free reign here as it could be a landscape, cityscape, seascape, over trees or mountains… or the moon coming up over…

Weeknd Art Challenge – Horses & Foals

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This week we set our students the task of drawing or painting a horse and foal – or just a horse or a foal. We have received some beautiful paintings and drawing below…

Weekend Art Challenge – Horses & Foals

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we would like for you to use the theme or horses and foals as the subject matter. You can depict them any way you wish. We are interested in seeing how the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Three Colours

Welcome to our weekend art challenge where we set our students the challenge of creating a piece of artwork with only three colours. Some wonderful and very clever pieces of artwork today. Our featured image is by student Christine Mitchell…

Weekend art Challenge – Footwear

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This week we asked our students to put a spring in their step and study footwear! It could be any footwear from clompy working boots, to delicate ballet shoes. We have received a…

Weekend Art Challenge – Eyes

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge! We set our studnets the task this week in creating ‘eyes’ in detail. It could be an eye from any animal or human, they could even draw their own eye if they wanted!…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cows

Welcome to our newest weekend art challenge. Cows are a very popular subject to paint and draw at the moment, so why not give the subject a go for yourself. You could create a realistic piece, a mix media piece,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Fairies

Welcome to the results of our first weekend art challenge of 2023! This challenge was all about painting or drawing fairy’s and we have received a wonderful array of artwork. We also have some new students submitting too! We love…

Weekend Art Challenge – Red & Green

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge where we asked our students to create a piece of artwork using the colours red and green. The theme of this challenge was very well timed as it was Remembrance Sunday, so many…

Weekend Art Challenge – Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!! For those who celebrated, we hope that you all had a fantastic time enjoying some Trick or Treating, plenty of chocolates and enjoyed carving your pumpkins very artily!! We set our students the task this week of…

Weekend Art Challenge – Steam Trains

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge on the theme of Steam trains! Not an easy subject as it deals with some perspective, but our studnets have done brillaintly! We absolutely love Cliffords Herbert’s steam train, which is our featured…

Weekend Art Challenge – Octopus Day

Welcome to our most recent art challenge where we set the task of celebrating Octopus Day. Our students have surpassed themselves! The standard of work here is absolutely superb! World Octopus Day celebrates one of the most distinctive creatures living on the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Autumn

Welcome to the results of this weekends art challenge. The seasons have definitely changed here in the UK. We have transitioned from a lovely hot summer into a cooler autumn with the leaves beginning to fall. We felt this was…

Weekend Challenge – Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. Every year, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, everyone is making our world…

Weekend Challenge – Easter Eggs!

Welcome to a slightly different Easter challenge, which we hope will be fun. If you have kids or grandkids, why not get them involved too! Fun for all the family! We are setting our students the task of painting an…

Weekend Art Challenge – Lush Green

Spring has arrived here in the UK and it’s nearly Easter. We thought a lovely spring like challenge would be to set our students the task of painting something Lush Green! As long as the predominant colour is a lovely…

Weekend Art Challenge – Rabbits!

Cuteness overload today! We would love our students to paint, draw, mosaic, digitally draw or photograph a rabbit… or rabbits! The choice is yours, be creative! We cant wait to see them, have fun and enjoy!!

Weekend Art Challenge – Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge! We would like our students to draw or paint on the theme of Alice in Wonderland. We have added some stills from the animated Disney film below, however feel free to use your…

Weekend Art Challenge – Spring

Welcome to our latest Weekend Art Challenge and this week it is the theme of Spring! Here in the UK spring is meant to be on its way and if we are lucky the weather will start warming up soon!…

Weekend Art Challenge – Cartoon Yourself!

Welcome to our latest art challenge. This week we would like you to find a photo of yourself, or look in the mirror and turn yourself into a cartoon! To do this you can enhance your features, for instance, if…

Weekend Art Challenge – Rooster!

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This time the challenge is very simple. All you need to do is draw or paint a rooster! Can be any rooster, any colour and in any style. Most of all enjoy it…

Weekend Art Challenge – Frogs!

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge and yes you have guessed it… we would like to you draw or paint a frog… in traditional media or digital….you can even make one in clay or paper mache…! We are very…

Weekend Challenge – Shades of Grey

Welcome to the results from our very popular challenge this week Shades of Grey. So many amazing paintings and drawings from our very creative students! Our feature image is shared this week by Bhawna Sinha and Lynne Bagnal, both pieces…

Weekend Art Challenge – Shades of Grey!

Welcome to our Colour Challenge. Every month we provide a new colour challenge whereby students can draw or paint anything they would like, as long as it is within those colours. This month we would like students to create artwork…

Weekend Art Challenge – Continuous Line Drawing

Our challenge this week has been chosen by student Rachel Pesterfield. We would like for you to draw a picture using one continuous line. Its not an easy challenge! A lot of thought needs to go into the subject, what…

Weekend Art Challenge – Noisy and Loud!

Welcome to the first art challenge of 2022 which is all about being ‘Noisy and Loud’! The complete opposite from a few weeks ago when we did a peace and quiet challenge. What do you envisage when you think of…

Festive Countdown Challenge

Welcome to the last weekend challenge of the year! We are getting ready for our Christmas countdown once again and we would love for you to get involved. We are looking for 32 pieces of fantastic artwork to be featured…

Weekend Art Challenge – France

Student Thakur Balbeer Singh suggested that we have a set of challenges based on places around the world. Kind of like a world tour! We thought it was great idea and a good chance to for our students to not…

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…

Weekend Art Challenge – Alphabet Challenge K

Our final Alphabet challenge of the year! We hope that you have been enjoying them so far! This months Challenge is K! Draw or paint anything beginning with that letter. Its a pretty easy one this month, there are lots…

Weekend Art Challenge – Celebration

Today’s art challenge covers a lot of ground. We would like you to celebrate in art form, the theme ‘celebration’! It could be anything from the birth of a child, a wedding or engagement, a birthday for someone of any…

Weekend Art Challenge – Halloween 2021

This weekends art challenge is all about Halloween. It’s that time of year again! You can create a scary painting or drawing using your wild imaginations, or perhaps choose to do something a little more traditional with a still life…

Weekend Art Challenge – Indoor Sports

What an absolutely fantastic idea for a challenge. Thank you to Latha Bhaduri Prabakar for suggesting the theme for us this week – Indoor Sports! Latha has created the artwork below of a hula hoop lady and it’s full of…

Weekend Art Challenge – Indoor Sports

Student Latha Bhaduri Prabakar suggested that we challenge our students to the theme of sports and this week we have narrowed it down to ‘indoor Sports’. This can cover a wide range of sports, including gymnastics, indoor basketball, tennis, badminton,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Egypt

Welcome to this weekends art challenge, all about Egypt. We asked our students to research Egypt and find out about the country, their culture and landscape. We then asked them to create a piece of artwork from what they had…

Weekend Art Challenge – Egypt

Student Thakur Balbeer Singh suggested that we have a set of challenges based on places around the world. Kind of like a world tour! We thought it was great idea and a good chance to for our students to not…