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 – Pointillism

Student Emily Kent suggested we have a Pointillism art challenge! One of the artists that made Pointillism popular was the artist George Seurat. Two of his most famous paintings, which we are sure that you will all recognise, are the…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sandwiches Artwork

Welcome to the reveal of student artwork from this weeks Art Challenge – Sandwiches. To be able to improve on your drawing and painting skills it is important to try to draw anything and everything. Sandwiches are perhaps something that…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sandwiches!

Following on from our cake challenge, student Julie Smalley suggested we have a sandwich challenge! So we would like you to draw or paint any kind of sandwich. It can be a toasted sandwich, a doorstop with thick bread, a…

Weekend Art Challenge Artwork – Cakes!

Welcome to our weekend Challenge – Cakes! Such a popular subject to paint and draw, we have had many students take part as you can see below. Sheila Brown said – ‘one cake was just not enough’.. and we agree…

Weekend Challenge – Cakes!

Welcome to our weekend challenge, all about cakes! You can draw, paint or illustrate any kind of cake. It could be a Vanilla Custard Slice, Battenburg, Fresh cream scone, Chocolate eclairs, Bakewell Tarts, Macaroons or what about a Long Jam…

Weekend Art Challenge Artwork – Pot Plants!

Welcome to this weeks artwork for our weekend challenge – Pot Plants. We have received a beautiful array of paintings and drawings which you can read about and view them below. Sheila Brown’s amazing study of her pot plant comprises…

Weekend Art Challenge – Pot Plants

We would love to see our students draw or paint Pot Plants for this weekends challenge. From potted herbs in your kitchen window, to a your Cactus, Bonsai or Mother-in-Laws Tongue. However big or small, we would love to see…

Weekend Art Challenge – Leaves Artwork!

Welcome to the results of this weekend’s challenge – leaves! We have received some beautiful pieces of artwork this week with some very pretty leaves! Maria Ei Zar has created a beautiful close up of a leave with droplets of…

Weekend Art Challenge – Spring Leaves

Welcome to our weekend challenge – spring leaves. We would like you to find some leaves to draw or paint. They can be in situ similar to the photos below, or why not draw or paint studies of leaves that…

Weekend Art Challenge – Easter Artwork

We hope that you all had a wonderful Easter! The artwork below is an amazing selection of work from last weekends challenge and we hope that you enjoy viewing them all. Don’t forget you can click each one to see…

Weekend Art Challenge – Easter

Seeing as it is Easter we would like you to create a painting or drawing that encapsulates Easter for you. You can paint anything that you feel works with the Easter theme. Some ideas could be to paint your brightly…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sunsets Artwork!

Welcome to the results of the weekend challenge for sunsets! Our students have created some wonderful paintings which you can see below. Jill Allsopp created the sunset in oils on canvas and said .. “I love these challenges, they give…

Weekend Art Challenge – Sunsets!

This Weekend Challenge is all about colourful sunsets. Work from photos or the real thing, it is completely up to you. We would like to see plenty of colour and depth of tone, so don’t be afraid to go for…

Weekend Art Challenge – Shoes & Boots Artwork!

We set our students the task to draw any shoes or boots they own – or from the vast array of copyright free photos we found for them. Our students have sent us a wonderful selection of artwork this week…

Weekend Art Challenge – Boots & Shoes

Welcome to this weekends art challenge. Boots and Shoes. We all have access to footwear, whether it is a pair of comfy trainers, work shoes, posh wedding shoes, mens workwear boots, hiking boots, wellingtons, baby shoes … or your favourite…

Weekend Art Challenge – Apples Artwork!

Welcome to the results of last weekends challenge. We have received 10 submissions from our students of Apples! Take a look at the wonderful array and variation below – aren’t they all amazing! We have apples in watercolour, oil, coloured…

Weekend Art Challenge Apples Artwork!

This weekends challenge is another tricky subject. Apples in a bowl! You might think ‘Ahh thats easy!’ however here is your chance to experiment with texture, shine and solidity, whilst juggling spheres, shadows and ellipses. You can choose any kind…

Weekend Art Challenge – Shells Artwork!

Last weekend we set our students the task of drawing or painting some shells, either from the copyright free photos we posted on our blog, or from shells they had already collected. What a wonderful array of paintings and drawings…

Weekend Art Challenge…Shells!

This weekends challenge is all about shells. We have collected a range of photos for you to work from below, however we are happy for you to work from life! If you live near a beach, head on down this…

Weekend Art Challenge – Earthy Objects!

What an amazing array of artwork for our earthy objects challenge that we set our students to work on. We have posted all of the pieces of artwork that we received this week and there are some incredible paintings below….

Weekend Art Challenge – Earthy Coloured Objects!

Another week has flown by and we are nearly at the weekend again. Are you read for your weekend challenge?! I love natural coloured objects, whether it is wood, stoneware, earthenware, natural pinecones, linen fabrics, autumn leaves etc. All natural…

Weekend Art Challenge – Hands Artwork!

What an amazing collection of hands! It was not an easy challenge and we are so proud of the students who completed the task and submitted work for us to post on our blog. Sue McAulay’s study of a hand…

Weekend Art Challenge – Hands!

Are you ready for another art challenge? This weekend we will be studying hands. You can draw or paint in any medium your own hands or someone else’s … as long as they give you permission of course!! Alternatively you…

Weekend Art Challenge – St Davids Day Artwork!

We set our students the task of creating a painting or drawing of Daffodils in our last weekends challenge. If you follow our blog you will have already seen the challenge along with the reference photo we posted that students…

Weekend Challenge – St Davids Day

For those who live in the UK you will be aware that it was St Davids Day on March 1st. To celebrate, we hoped that students would be able to paint us some daffodils! Students can paint from life if…

Weekend Art Challenge Limited Pallet Artwork!

We have received some amazing artwork this week for our weekend challenge. We set students the task of creating a painting only using three colours and the variations. As you can see from the paintings below, the results are amazing….

Weekend Art Challenge – Limited Pallet!

Welcome to our Weekend Challenge – Limited Pallet Paintings. The challenge is to create a painting – any subject and any medium – using either watercolour, acrylic, oil, pastel, coloured pencil, collage, mixed media, digital etc and use only three…

Weekend Art Challenge Decorative Pen and Ink Artwork

Here are the wonderful pieces of artwork from this weekend’s Decorative Pen and Ink art challenge. Aren’t they absolutely wonderful! All of our students have created some stunning artwork and some beautiful decorative patterns in them. Katherine Peverelle, Katherine Black…

Weekend Art Challenge – Pen and Ink Decorative Art

Welcome to our Weekend Challenge. This week we will be drawing upon your imagination a little with a pen and ink challenge. If you don’t have inks, you can use a biro! We would love to see some decorative pen…

Weekend Art Challenge Bottle Artwork!

Welcome to our wonderful blog post filled with artwork by our students who completed our latest Weekend Challenge. Aren’t they all simply wonderful!! Students are able to copy from our photo or they can use their own still life set…

Weekend Art Challenge – Bottle in Sunlight

This weekends challenge is to draw or paint a glass bottle in sunlight. In any media, paint, collage, pencil, digital etc the choice is yours! You can use this photo below if you are inspired by it, or you can…

Weekend Art Challenge Artwork!

Here are just a couple of the images posted on our Facebook group by students, Pauline Burke,¬†Nicola Young and Magdalena Anna Piwowarczyk‚Äé. If any of our students missed the post this weekend, we challenged our students to draw or paint…

Weekend Art Challenge – Flower!

Welcome to this weeks – Weekend Art Challenge. We challenge you to turn off your TV and pick up your pencil and sketchbook, or your paintbrush and paper. You can even draw digitally on your ipad or tablet. Your challenge…