I am honored to have been asked by the good folks at #K12ArtChallenge to facilitate the creativity challenge for May! I have enjoyed participating in the monthly challenges over the past year, albeit sporadically to match the ebb and flow of the school year. Two of the experiences stand out – the #TERPart challenge last July, when it was easier to find time to participate, and the #3dArtsed challenge in December. You can see both of those by searching the hashtags on Twitter and Instagram.
Because this is May, I’m hoping things are starting to wind down for you in the classroom and you’ll have time to participate. Please remember these daily sketches, in the medium of your choice (even though it says “Draw”), are meant to be quick and fun and certainly not your magnum opus. What I enjoy most about challenges like this is walking around with the prompt in my head all day before putting something together later in the day. I like the focus, I like the distraction, I like the process.
We invite you to join us with responses to the prompts. Please offer the challenge to your students – these are terrific activities for your early finishers and/or great warm-ups at the start of class. Please post your responses to the prompts to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags: #k12artchallenge, #eddc, #everydaydrawingchallenge.
– The Every Day Drawing Challenge is a full year of daily drawing prompts. The list begins with prompts from the inspirational Every Day Matters blog of Danny Gregory: (https://dannygregorysblog.com/community/edm-challenges ) to which I added my own prompts to round it out to a full year.
– In order to better learn how to paint and draw on my iPad, I followed the prompts to sketch and publish all 365 days in 2013. You can see the full year of iPad drawings at https://monalisaliveshere.me/2014/01/03/365-ipad-drawingsmy-year-creating-digitally-all-in-one-gallery/.
– The list that follows is just a sampling of just 31 prompts selected from the 365 to create a list for the month of May 2016. Follow along to create a sketch, photograph, digital drawing or work in any medium each day for one month. When you post your work please use the hashtags: #eddc #everydaydrawingchallenge and #k12artchallenge. Let’s do this! Happy drawing!
May 1 #23 Draw your foot
May 2 #28 Draw an appliance
May 3 #49 Draw your refrigerator interior or exterior
May 4 #53 Draw a mouth
May 5 #60 Draw an automobile or a part of one
May 6 #64 Draw your sink – at home, work or wherever
May 7 #65 Draw your nose, a friend’s or a stranger’s. Or a pet’s.
May 8 #67 Draw something Mom
May 9 #75 Draw the ingredients and/or process of a favorite recipe
May 10 #80 Draw something that makes you happy
May 11 #83 Draw a nearby body of water – ocean, lake, pond, river
May 12 #129 Draw people doing something
May 13 #137 Draw something you turn on and off
May 14 #146 Draw a favorite food
May 15 #164 Draw a camera
May 16 #176 Draw something summer
May 17 #179 Draw an onion
May 18 #184 Draw a park bench or other outside bench
May 19 #199 Draw a toe
May 20 #207 Draw a shell
May 21 #215 Draw your thumb
May 22 #226 Draw a screw
May 23 #246 Draw some gloves
May 24 #253 Draw your socks
May 25 #283 Draw something shiny
May 26 #295 Draw some toast
May 27 #314 Draw something with a knob
May 28 #343 Draw a bridge
May 29 #348 Draw some things that remind you of your favorite song
May 30 #349 Draw an illustration of your favorite poem
May 31 #355 Draw something in a jar
Here is a link to the May prompts to share as a PDF with students or friends: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1xw_6UC31nyRWdicFZ3a2tNbzg/view?usp=sharing
For the full list of Every Day Drawing Challenge prompts, click on the image:
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