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2020 June Art Dare

“QUARANTINE DIARY”

With Covid-19, this is a moment in our lives we won’t forget. How has your life changed during the quarantine?  What are you thinking?  Make a diary and document your quarantine life for the month of June!

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TIPS TO GET STARTED
• What are tasks you are doing now, that you were not doing during the pandemic? How has your daily routine changed?

• Write down what you hear people say: something a family member said, a phrase from a zoom call you were on, etc. Use these sentences as a starting point to create images.

• Draw what you see: an orange peel from breakfast, a laundry basket of clothes, a sock on the floor, look at the little parts of life you usually pass by.

Zine template, Julie Sharpe

BOOK FORMATS
Optional: make a handmade zine or book for your quarantine diary! You can download this PDF of Julie Sharpe’s Quaranzine template.

Two bookmaking techniques to explore are the lotus and meandering folds, or if you want to do a more traditional format, make a Coptic Stitch book.  Smaller books tend to be more portable and will also make it easier to do the Art Dare Leap. Our Visual Journaling has tips for mixed media collage.

TAKE THE ART DARE LEAP

Week 1
Eavesdrop: write down what you hear and use speech bubbles to illustrate it.
Examples: Roz ChastChris Ware

Week 2
Add a collage element: try magazines, cereal boxes, junk mail,  and more!
Artist examples: Hannah Höch, Nick Bantok, Romare Bearden

Week 3
Draw only from your imagination!

Week 4
Wordless diary: use only images to record your thoughts.
Examples: David Wiesner, Quentin Blake

ART MEDIA SUGGESTIONS
We recommend using art media that does not smudge, since you’ll be working in a book format. Options are pen, colored pencil, ink, collage, watercolor, markers, brush pens.

If you make your own book, multimedia paper is a good option because it’s thicker and media like markers won’t bleed through. Try to avoid very thin paper as it won’t hold up very well with certain media.

TO SUBMIT

Post your artwork on Instagram, tag us @art.prof  w/ #artprofdare.
Please know that if you use #artprofdare, you are automatically granting us permission to repost your art dare artworks on our Instagram!

Submissions close on Tuesday, June 30 @ 11:59pm EST

We are no longer accepting submissions via Facebook or email. We prefer submissions via Instagram, but you can also use the upload form below. Please do not use the upload form if you submit via Instagram.

Quarantine Journal, Julie Sharpe
Quarantine Journal, Julie Sharpe
Quarantine Journal, Julie Sharpe
Quarantine Journal, Julie Sharpe

PRIZE GUIDELINES

We award prizes and honorable mentions.To be eligible for a prize, your artwork must be an original artwork created specifically for this Art Dare, and follow all guidelines.

PRIZES

Art Dare winner
Artists in the US will receive a box of mystery art supplies. International artists will get to choose from a portfolio critique, an artist website critique, or an artist Instagram critique!

Honorable Mention
Artists in the US will receive art supplies, international artists will receive 3 months free in our Discord Voice channel.

Art Supplies

Sample of art supplies for the Art Dare winner
(US residents only)
We do not specify exactly what art supplies you will receive, however, you can see a list of the art companies who provide supplies for us here.

Caran d'Ache Crayons, General Charcoal Pack

Sample of art supplies for the Honorable Mention winner
(US residents only)
We do not specify exactly what art supplies you will receive, however, you can see a list of the art companies who provide supplies for us here.

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