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 – Stars, Planets & Nebulas

Welcome to this weeks results for our art challenge. Oh and yes … the theme was …Stars, Planets & Nebulas! We had some confusion at the beginning of the week as a few students thought that we were carrying on…

Weekend Art Challenge – Stars, Planets & Nebulas

Welcome to our second art challenge of the year. This art challenge was chosen by student Maria Moon, who is currently completing our Drawing and Painting Diploma. The challenge is to create artwork along the lines of Stars, Planets, nebulas,…

Weekend Art Challenge – Letter A

Welcome to the results of the first weekend challenge of the year! We set our students a challenge of creating a piece of artwork starting with the letter A. It could have been on any topic or subject as long…

Weekend Art Challenge – Alphabet Challenge A

Welcome to our Alphabet Challenge. Each month we will have a new letter of the alphabet and students can draw or paint anything as long as it is beginning with that letter. This challenge comes thanks to student Pete Woolgar!…

Weekend Art Challenge – Your Christmas & New Year

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 – Umbrellas

Welcome to the results of this weekends art challenge, on the theme of umbrellas! And what a colourful challenge it was! The paintings below are beautiful and some quite ingenious. We love Sarah’s drawing with a Dandelion as an umbrella….

Weekend Art Challenge – Umbrella

We have a cheery weekend art challenge for everyone this weekend! We would like for you all to come up with some designs which encompass colourful umbrellas. They can be any size, shape and colour and for any theme. They…

Weekend Art Challenge – Green & White

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge results. This weeks challenge was to try to paint a subject using only green and white. At first glance this challenge possibly sounded easy, however when you start to design or create artwork…

Weekend Art Challenge – Green & White

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. At initial glance this challenge might seem easy – paint anything as long as its only using the colours green and white. However the more you start to think about what is it…

Weekend Art Challenge – Fireworks

Welcome to our sparkling weekend art challenge results. We have received some spectacular pieces of artwork this week from our theme of Fireworks. Our featured image this week is by Latha Bhaduri Prabakar who said …”For my family, fireworks reminds…

Weekend Art Challenge – Fireworks

It’s officially fireworks night on the 5th of November here in the UK and many of us would normally be taking children and grandchildren to watch the displays. Perhaps this year with covid there wont be many happening, however we…

Weekend Art Challenge – Halloween

Welcome to our scariest challenge to date! We think our students enjoyed this one! Our featured image is by Barbara Schunk and we love it. So simple, yet striking. You can see the full image at the bottom of the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Halloween

This weekends art challenge is all about Halloween. Its 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 – Giraffes

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge results! We set our students the task of painting or drawing giraffes this week and we have received some amazing artwork yet again. Students have had a busy time with their art material!…

Weekend Art Challenge – Giraffes

Welcome to our new weekend art challenge. We would love for you to study Giraffes. They are simply beautiful animals, majestic and powerful, yet so graceful, dainty and friendly too. Students might like to create a realistic painting or drawing…

Weekend Art Challenge – Musical Instruments

Welcome to our most recent weekend art challenge, where we set the students the theme to create artwork on Musical Instruments. They had free rein to create paintings and drawings in any way they would like on this theme. The…

Weekend Art Challenge – Musical Instruments

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge! Do any of you play musical instruments? If you do, or you have access to one, we would love you to paint or draw it for our challenge. Set it up with sone…

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…

Weekend Art Challenge – Festive Request!!

This weeks art challenge comes with a difference! We are looking for a festive piece of artwork to be submitted for consideration for this years ADLC’s Christmas card. The cards are for them to send, not for sale. Credit will…

Weekend Art Challenge – Orange

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge results. What an absolutely fantastic theme this week. Perfect for autumn – the colour orange! It has produced some amazing results and some very creative ideas from our students. The featured image this…

Weekend Art Challenge – The Colour Orange!

This weekends art challenge is simple! All you need to do is draw or paint something orange – or the main part of the image should contain the colour orange similar to the photos below. Try to show and create…

Weekend Art Challenge – Toadstools

Welcome to this week results of the art challenge we recently set all about Toadstools. The object this week was for students to be creative with the brief and they could use any medium and have fun with the idea….

Weekend Art Challenge – Toadstools

Welcome to our last weekend challenge of September! As we are heading into autumn here in the UK, we thought it would be great to challenge our students to create artwork on the theme of toadstools. If you can get…

Weekend Art Challenge – Street scenes in Perspective

Welcome to this weeks art challenge results. We set our students a rather tricky task this week to try to create a street scene in perspective from their own photos or imagination. We have received some incredible and very beautiful…

Weekend Art Challenge – Street scenes in Perspective

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This one is going to be a pretty tricky challenge. It’s all about perspective in street scenes. There are lots of ideas below for you to work with, you can choose a street…

Weekend Art Challenge – Black & White

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. We set students the task of painting or drawing something in black and white. It could be any subject, any medium, any size just as long as it was in black and white….

Weekend Art Challenge – Black & White

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. This time we would like you to create anything of your choice in Black and White. It could be in graphite pencil, black and white pastel or chalk, black and white paint with all…

Weekend Art Challenge – Art Materials

Welcome to our weekend art challenge on the theme of art materials. We thought it would be the perfect September art challenge. With everyone getting back into the swing of things after summer holidays, for the new term. Our featured…

Weekend Art Challenge – Art Materials

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. September always has a ‘going back to school’ feel where you are buying new pencils, sketch pads, pencil sharpeners plus lots of new art materials for the new term. All with that fresh new…

Weekend Art Challenge – Owls

Welcome to the latest results of our weekend challenge for our students. This week we asked them to draw or paint an owl, in any style or form. If you scroll below, you will see some absolutely wonderful renditions of…

Weekend Art Challenge – Owls

Welcome to our weekend art challenge. This week we would love for you to portray owls – or a single owl, the choice is yours. Owls are predominantly solitary and nocturnal and this could come across in your work if…

Weekend Art Challenge – Horses in Motion

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge which we set our students this week. It was not the easiest of challenges, in fact, drawing or painting a horse in motion for an experienced artists is a huge challenge. So our…

Weekend Art Challenge – Horse in Motion

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. This time we would like you to study horses and their moment. You can place them within any kind of scene, wither it be realistic or a blurred effect, just as long as the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Tigers

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge all about Tigers! What a stunning array of magnificent creatures we have to show this week. Our featured image is shared this week by Elena Statham, who’s artwork is on the left and…

Weekend Art Challenge – Tigers

Welcome to this weekends art challenge – and what a challenge this week. Tigers! We have collated some magnificent photos for you to work with below which are all copyright free. Alternatively if you have your own photos you are…

Weekend Art Challenge – Butterflies

Welcome to the beautiful results of our latest weekend art challenge – all about butterflies! Our students have excelled themselves this week and created some very delicate and colourful paintings and drawings. Well done to everyone who took part! Our…

Weekend Art Challenge – Butterflies

Welcome to our newest weekend art challenge! This week we would love for you to get creative using the theme butterflies. We have added some beautiful copyright free photos below if you would like to use those. They are full…

Weekend Art Challenge – Northern Lights

Welcome to a beautiful selection of Northern Lights artwork from our recent weekend art challenge. We have received some stunning and very creative artwork from our students this week. Our featured image today was created by student Rebecca Blake and…

Weekend Art Challenge – Northern Lights

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. Some of you reading this will have been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights in real life. Others will have admired the phenomenon from photos and tv. We would love for you to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Fairies

Welcome to our weekend art challenge all about fairies! We are absolutely delighted with the results of the art challenge this week. Our students have created a wonderful array of artwork, including an incredible lino cut and print from student…

Weekend Art Challenge – Fairies!

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. We would love for you to get creative with an etherial feel this week within the theme of fairies. The challenge is quite open, interpret it how you would like. We have added some…

Weekend Art Challenge – Summer

Welcome to this weeks art challenge results from the theme ‘Summer’! This theme has generated some amazing pieces of artwork, our students have been very creative in expressing what summer means to them. Our featured image today is by Pet…

Weekend Art Challenge – Summer

Welcome to this weekends art challenge! We would like you to create a piece of artwork on the theme of ‘Summer’. It can be anything from a warm sunny beach scene, a picnic on the grass, children playing in the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sky & Clouds

Welcome to the results of the weekends art challenge. We challenged our students this week to all look up to the sky and portray what they saw. We have received a huge number of stunning paintings, drawings, photos and digital…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sky & Clouds

Welcome to our weekend challenge and today it is all about sky and clouds. We all have access to look up at some point in the day wherever you are in the world. Whether is is a beautiful blue sky,…

Weekend art Challenge – Wildflowers Artwork!

Welcome to the results of this weeks art challenge on the theme of Wild Flowers. We knew that this would be a popular theme, however we didn’t realise how much enjoyment you would all gain from this wonderful subject. You…

Weekend Art Challenge – Wild Flowers

Welcome to this weekends art challenge all about wild flowers. Some of the photos below were taken on a woodland track in the wilds of west Wales, others are stock photos all free to use. You can draw or paint…

Weekend Art Challenge – Strawberries

Welcome to the results of our latest weekend art challenge. We set our students this week, the task of creating artwork around the theme of Strawberries. Our students have had a wonderful time in creating and probably eating, plenty of…

Weekend Art Challenge – Summer Strawberries

Welcome to our very summery weekend art challenge. This week, we would love for you to be creative with strawberries. It’s the height of the strawberry season and you may be lucky enough to have some growing in your garden,…

Weekend Art Challenge – The Scream

Welcome to the results of ‘The Scream’ art challenge. This time we set our students the task of creating their own version – or own take on the Edvard Munch painting ‘The Scream’. We hope that you are all as…

Weekend Art Challenge – Your version of ‘The Scream’

Welcome to our weekend art challenge. A very different idea today sparked by student Mila Zinzen. ‘Mila’s idea is to ‘Make your interpretation of a well-known piece of art and for everyone to do the same piece’. After lots of…

Weekend Art Challenge – Mandalas

Welcome to the results of this weekends art challenge. We set our students the task of creating a mandala or two! Students seem to have loved this idea and found the whole process very relaxing and meditative. So many beautiful…

Weekend Art Challenge – Mandalas

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. Mandalas. What are Mandalas you ask? Wikipedia describes them as ‘a geometric configuration of symbols’. They can be a very precise circles with a matching configurations of patterns or conversely they can be a…

Weekend Art Challenge – Triptychs

Welcome to our latest art challenge where we asked our students to set about creating a ‘triptych’ as our weekend challenge. A Triptych is a set of three pieces of artwork with a theme running through them, or an image…

Weekend Art Challenge – Triptych

Welcome to our latest weekend art challenge. This time we would like you to create a Triptych. Students can create one long image split into three, or alternatively three separate images with a definite theme. The painting below by Simon…

Weekend Art Challenge – Warm Colours

Welcome to the results of our latest weekend art challenge. We set students the task of choosing to draw or paint anything that involved warm colours. We were once again delighted with the creativity that our students have shown this…

Weekend Art Challenge – Warm Colours

We would like our students this week to come up with a piece of artwork which celebrates the use of warm colours. We are thinking about oranges, yellows, golds, reds, peaches and sandy colours. The subject you paint or draw…

Weekend Art Challenge Pandas!

Welcome to our weekend challenge set last weekend on the theme of Pandas. We have received a phenomenal amount of Panda artwork! Each and everyone one being beautifully creative and we can see that our students really embraced the theme…

Weekend Art Challenge – Pandas

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. We would love for you to create artwork around the cutest animal on the earth…a Panda Bear! We have left this challenge fairly open, so our students can create either a realistic painting or…

Weekend Art Challenge – Song Lyrics.

Welcome to the wonderful results of our latest weekend challenge all about illustrating song lyrics. This challenge was thanks to Beckie Andrews who created this beautiful illustration below celebrating the song by Ocean Colour Scene – Travellers Tune. Also special…

Weekend Art Challenge – Paint or Draw Song Lyrics!

Welcome to our new weekend art challenge. Student Beckie Andrews came up with a lovely idea for this weekends challenge. She would love for you all to draw or paint lyrics from your favourite song. We don’t really have many…

Weekend Art Challenge – Marine Life

Welcome to our weekend challenge all about Marine Life. WOW! What an amazing array of paintings and drawings we have received from our students this week. We are stunned by the quality of every single piece. They are all so…

Weekend Art Challenge – Marine Life

Welcome to our weekend challenge all about marine life. Something a little different this week. We would love for you to have fun with shape and colour, texture and form, wet in wet washes, bold strokes and soft shades… the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Your name in Art

Welcome to the results of this weeks art challenge. The feedback from all of our students was incredible. From the sounds of it, the challenge was one of the most enjoyable to date! Scroll down to take a look at…

Weekend Art Challenge – Your Name in Art

We have a very calming challenge for you this week. Sit back and relax and do some designing and drawing at your desk or kitchen table. We would like you to illustrate your name – or your initial. We have…

Weekend Art Challenge – Paint or Draw your photo!

Welcome to the latest results of our weekend art challenge. A couple of weeks ago we set our students a challenge to take a photo of themselves in a mirror. You can see how the students got on here –…

Weekend Art Challenge – Paint or Draw your photo!

Welcome to our latest art challenge which is a continuation from last week. We would like you to paint or draw your photo from last weeks challenge. I hear you say, ‘What? We have to draw or paint our photo?’…

Weekend Art Challenge – Photo in a Mirror

Welcome to the results of our Photo in a Mirror art challenge! Wow! The results are absolutely incredible. We are thrilled not only to see our students, but also to see how creative they can be with their cameras! We…

Weekend Art Challenge – Photo in a Mirror!

Welcome to our new weekend challenge – ‘photo in a mirror’. We are partnering with our lovely Photography tutor Rona Cox who set this challenge for her own students this week. We would love it if our students could take…

Weekend Art Challenge – Easter!

We hope that everyone had a lovely Easter, although it was probably a lot different for many people this year. The Easter theme definitely generated lots of lovely and happy illustrations and paintings. One of our favourites is the lovely…

Weekend Art Challenge – Easter!

Welcome to our weekend challenge. As it’s Good Friday and Easter weekend we thought it would be appropriate to have an Easter challenge for all of our students to enjoy. Ideas! You could paint or draw all of your Easter…

Weekend Art Challenge – Springtime!

Welcome to our springtime art challenge. We have received some beautiful pieces of artwork this week for our challenge which has brightened everyones day and lifted the spirits of our students! The lovely happy colours used in the artwork below…

Artwork Art Challenge – Springtime!

Welcome to this weeks artwork challenge. As the clocks have sprung forward and we are now officially into Summer Time – although clearly it isn’t quite summer yet here in the UK, we would like you to draw on the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Things you would rather be doing!

We are absolutely loving this weeks collection of artwork – so varied and up-lifting. We were aiming for a cheery theme this week and we really hope all of these beautiful paintings and drawings make you smile. Thank you to…

Weekend Art Challenge – Things I’d rather be doing…

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. This one is quite a tricky one as we are going to make our students have a ponder as to what they would rather be doing than sitting at home. The list is endless…