Artsy Challenges & Resources

Hello Everyone! 

Here is a new list of art inspiration, challenges, competitions, prompts, lessons, and virtual exhibitions to explore:

little art

Art Play and Connect at Home 6-week workshop starts May 4th. Ideal for families with children 18 months up to 6 years. Also check out their Family live art journaling workshop Saturday May 2nd. For more info go to

Rolls Royce asks kids to design their own car:

We are totally going to do this one! For kids up to age 16. Deadline May 16th . Rolls-Royce’s design team will judge entries, and the winner will get to see their car digitally rendered.

LegoLand Building Challenge

Every Wednesday, the Park announces a new theme and releases a new instructional “how to build” video hosted by a Master Model Builder. On Friday LEGOLAND shares builds posted by fans on social media sites (using #LLCBuildingChallenge) and asks families for ideas on what the Resort’s Master Model Builders should construct next. 

has a drawing/painting competition for Kindertag: Kids should “paint the world as they would like it.” The winner gets a 100€ gift card for mytoys. Deadline May 3rd.  In German:

Broad Museum

Let’s Make Art/Family Workshops at Home: Families will be able to create artworks at home inspired the work of artists in The Broad museum’s collection with new weekly art activity tutorials, which will be released every Friday morning on its social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube). Every Friday, The Broad will share a video with step-by-step instructions for an art activity that families can do together at home.

MOMA is offering free online classes (for older kids/adults)  in photography, fashion design, postwar abstract painting, and contemporary art. New sessions begin every four weeks and anyone can enroll, and the courses can be self-paced:

American Folk Art Museum

Make Art from home. Every week they feature different art work from their collection to prompt your own art exploration.

Click to access AFAM-from-HOME_Mar31-1.pdf

MCA Chicago

Art at Home Crafts and Drawing Prompts from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chuck Jones in Your Home

Free cartoon and drawing classes. They will also record the classes and put them online. This week includes Portrait drawing, cartoon expressions, and hand drawing.


Ruth E Carter Coloring Pages

Beautiful coloring pages from this Academy Award Winning costume designer, including African American Princess. You can tag your finished work on social media and they will pick their favorites:

Opera and Art

Learn Manga style drawing in relation to characters from opera:

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Pictofolio Mask-making Contest Face Value

Make your own character mask: even if it doesn’t protect you from the virus it may stop you from touching your face, or stop others from coming near! An adult will probably have to supervise the submission.

Deadline May 31st


Frame Rage Animation Challenge

For kids who already know how to animate or parents who can help them, you can create an animation to go along with a 30-second sound file you can download here:

Kids in Museums

These British Museums offer a variety of activities from blowing bubbles to exploring vikings:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched its #MetTwinning social media campaign months before quarantine set in, but the concept—which prompts people to recreate their favorite artworks through staged self-portraits—has exploded in popularity across multiple social media platforms. The Rijksmuseum and J. Paul Getty Museum launched similar campaigns over the past month. Users have recreated everything from ancient marbles to Impressionist masterpieces, which the museums often promote through their social media channels. So join the challenge and recreate a classic painting with your family at home!

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Tour New York City Museums

Time Out has this list of Museums you can visit digitally:

Wallpaper Magazine has a list of galleries your can visit virtually as well:

Art in a virtual reality: the platforms bringing gallery exhibitions home

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