August 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 August Art Dare: creating an artwork based on an object found during a nature walk. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Ana Wieder-Blank (USA)@anawiederblank “I started collecting walking sticks during hikes at Byrdcliffe Artist Residency. I painted them to […]

October 2022: Social Media Makeover

Art Dare Prompt Make over one of your social media sites. Or, start a new social media site from scratch! This includes: Instagram, YouTube, Tik Tok, website. Observation Exercise Look at your Instagram feed as usual, and take notes on how you interact with the posts. Note which posts you swipe past. Are there any […]

July 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 July Art Dare: creating a new version of an old artwork. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner JaVon Townsend (USA)@javonmakesart “In 2020, a friend suggested I create a Patreon account to support my efforts to create joyful children’s books […]

September 2022: Celebs as Monsters

Art Dare Prompt Choose a celebrity. Portray the celebrity as a monster. Dictionary definition Art Dare Leap Choose 4 celebrities to draw. Get started! In our Discord, we have an #art-dares channel where you can post your works in progress, and get feedback and support throughout the month. People in this channel provide motivation and accountability […]

June 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 June Art Dare: contemporary art backwards. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe. Prize Winner Manette Eaton (USA)@m.eatonart Saute, Nikki Maloof Keeping the Culture, Kerry James Marshall Totem, Charles White Landscape 1, David Alfaro Siqueiros Honorable Mention Allen Maimba(South Africa) “The introduction […]

August 2022: Nature Walk

Art Dare Prompt Go for a walk outdoors Collect a nature item(s) to use in an artwork. Tips The nature item(s) can play any role in an artwork. Feel free to dramatically transform the nature item(s)! The nature item(s) do not have to be the only imagery in the artwork; they can be one piece […]

May 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 May Art Dare: create an artwork using art supplies found in your home. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Cat Huang. Prize Winner Anna Karina Winter (Germany)@im.mondgarten “The is art dare was a lot of experimenting for me. I decided to work with […]

July 2022: Art Redo

Art Dare Prompt Choose one of your artworks, and create a new version of that artwork. Tips Think about where you were as an artist when you created that original artwork, how much time has passed? How are you different as an artist now? Consider whether you want the new version to be somewhat similar […]

April 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 April Art Dare: create an artwork about your home kitchen. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Fiona Bachelor (United Kingdom) “This piece is intended to portray the bleakness of incessantly cleaning alone in the kitchen. The […]

June 2022: Contemporary Art Backwards

Art Dare Prompt Find a contemporary artist you’ve never heard of. Watch our stream on how to start learning contemporary art for tips on how to find an artist. We are defining “contemporary artist” as an artist who is alive.) Find an artist  / artwork that inspired them. Ask people in the our Discord, ask […]

March 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 March Art Dare: a 4 panel comic about a birthday party you attended in the past. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Alex Rowe and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Cynthia Mar (USA) “The title of this piece is “The Cake is a Lie” […]

May 2022: Home Art Supplies

Art Dare Prompt Create an artwork using art supplies found in your home. Inspiration See our chart of home art supplies to get ideas! Art Dare Leap Use 4 different art supplies. Get started! In the Art Prof Discord Server, we have an #art-dares channel where you can post your WIP (work in progress), and get feedback […]

February 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2022 February Art Dare: cannibalize an old artwork! Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Allison Middlemass@am_watercolorist “The art I decided to cannibalize were 2 portraits. One was a self portrait that I had did shortly after undergoing ECT treatment. I […]

April 2022: Your Home Kitchen

Art Dare Prompt Create an artwork about your home kitchen. Art media Use any 2D or 3D art media, anything goes! Tips Play around with zooming in on small pockets of space vs. showing the entire space of the kitchen. What state will you show your kitchen in? Are you portraying dinner being prepared in […]

January 2022 Winners

This video shows the results of the January 2022 Art Dare: creating a design of a word which visually conveys the meaning of that word. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Ginger Medrano (USA)@gingercute4 “I decided to do two words for this art dare slimy and ‘patines’ […]

March 2022: Birthday Party Comic

Art Dare Prompt Choose either one of your own birthday parties, or a birthday party you attended. Brainstorm and plan out how you will design the panels. Art media Use any 2D art media, anything goes! Decide in advance whether you want to do a black and white comic, or full color. Composing the Panels […]

December 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2021 December Art Dare: depicting the same subject 20 times, in as diverse styles as possible. The 2022 February Art Dare is to take an old artwork and “cannibalize” it into a new artwork. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe. Prize Winner […]

February 2022: Cannibalize Your Art

Art Dare Prompt Choose an old artwork and dramatically transform it into a new one. Be sure to shoot a photo of the old artwork before you change it so we can see the transformation! Art media Use any 2D or 3D art media, anything goes! Tips The more dramatic the change, the more exciting […]

January 2022: Word Designs

Art Dare Prompt Pick a word in any language. Create a design of that word which visually conveys the meaning of the word. Brainstorm and do quick sketches that show many different versions of that word. We recommend doing a minimum of 6 sketches per word. Art media Use any 2D or 3D art media, […]

December 2021: Style x 20

Art Dare Prompt Pick 1 subject. Depict your subject 20 times, in as many styles as possible. Format is up to you; you could have 20 separate artworks, or combine them in a single image. Art media Use any 2D or 3D art media, anything goes! The 20 artworks do not have to all be […]

November 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2021 November Art Dare: Travel posters, where participants were challenged to create a travel poster that is based on either their hometown or where they currently live. The 2022 January Art Dare is also announced, providing inspiration and examples. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching […]

November 2021: Travel Posters

Art Dare Prompt Create a travel poster based on either your hometown, or where you live right now. Art media Use any art media! Text & Format Think about the format and purpose of a poster: where posters are seen, how people interact with a poster, what are expectations that come with a poster. This […]

October 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2021 October Art Dare: Mastercopies, where participants were challenged to create a mastercopy of a drawing created before 1950, in traditional media. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Henrique Maciel (Brazil)@hc_drawings “At first I thought making a copy of someone […]

October 2021: Mastercopy Drawings

Art Dare Prompt Choose a drawing from art history and create a mastercopy of that drawing using traditional drawing media. The artwork you choose has to have been created before 1950, and can be any genre you want! Anything from a Peanuts comic to a Piranesi drawing is totally fine. We recommend choosing a drawing […]

September 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2021 September Art Dare: Artist video shorts, where participants were challenged to create video shorts about their artistic practice. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Maya Work (Switzerland)@maya3work “I recently moved to Switzerland from Canada and I have quickly realized […]

September 2021: Video Shorts

Art Dare Prompt Create a 15-30 second video short about your art practice, using a vertical format. Tips Get ideas from other artists’ shorts on Tik Tok, Instagram, & YouTube. The “hook” is everything in a short. You have literally 1 second to get your viewer’s attention Even a 15 second video takes time, way […]

August 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the August 2021 Art Dare: designing fantasy vehicles using at least 3 reference photos. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster. Prize Winner Sarah C. McGill (Canada)@snapsketchsnooze “Our family is always inventing silly songs or stories about our dogs. For Fantasy Vehicles, my brain […]

August 2021: Fantasy Vehicles

Art Dare Prompt Create a fantasy vehicle using at least 3 reference photos, using any 2D or 3D art media. Inspiration Films & TV Shows Mentioned Oscar Mayer Wienermobile X-Men: Days of Future Past Rick and Morty Minority Report Back to the Future Artists Mentioned Scott Robertson Bob Staake Odino Tso Tom Gauld Feng Zhu […]

July 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2021 July Art Dare: creating characters based on your worst trait, and your best trait. The 2021 September Art Dare is to create a video short, 30 seconds or less that is related to your practice as an artist. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching […]

July 2021: Personifications

Art Dare Prompt Illustrate your worst trait & your best trait as personifications, using any art media. A personification is giving something that isn’t human the characteristics of a human. Tips Write lists for your best traits and your worst traits. Select 1 trait from each of the lists. Watch Jordan & Deepti demo this […]

June 2021 Winners

This video shows the results of the 2021 June Art Dare: “Body Art & Tattoo Design,” where participants were asked to either to create artwork on any part of anyone’s body, or design a tattoo in any media. Discussion led by Teaching Artists Cat Huang and Lauryn Welch. Prize Winner Ryan Nesbitt (USA)@ryannesbittart “I chose […]

June 2021: Body Art

Submissions are closed. Art Dare Prompt This challenge has 2 options: Use makeup and safe, non-toxic natural materials to create artwork on any part of anyone’s body. Create a tattoo design in any media. The design does not need to be drawn on a body, but show us where the tattoo would be located. Get […]