10 min. Art Prompts

This videos provides simple art prompts that can be done in literally 10 minutes that self-taught artists can do to jump start their studio art practice. These are prompts that are easy, accessible, and quick to start with bare bones art supplies. Sometimes the toughest part of the creative process is getting started, and these […]

Art Prompts List

Animation Prompts Sketchbook Prompts 3D Prompts Drawing Prompts Painting Prompts Photo & Film Prompts Character Design Prompts Collage & Printmaking Animation Prompts Ball Bounce Charcoal Animation Pig Animation Snail Animation Sketchbook Prompts Blind Contour Portrait Mind Maps Hand Gesture Drawings Markmaking: Lines Muybridge Gesture Drawings Text Message Vertical/Horizontal Lines Video Sketch Notes What’s in front […]

Film Lesson: Tell Me a Story

PromptCreate a video of a friend/family member telling a story from their life. SuppliesAny video camera: smartphone, DSLR camera, tablet with a camera. Video editing softwareFree software: iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Splice, VideoleapPaid Software: Adobe Premiere Process Filming Find a friend or relative with a story to tell, and interview them.  Make sure you’re in a quiet […]

Film Lesson: Portrait of a Place

PromptCreate a portrait of a place using video. SuppliesAny video camera: smartphone, DSLR camera, tablet with a camera. Video editing softwareFree software: iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Splice, VideoleapPaid Software: Adobe Premiere Process Pick a place you find interesting and set up your camera. Remember, some locations may require permission to film in them! Record your […]

Sketchbook Prompts 3

This video shows several art prompts that you can use to get going in your sketchbook! Often times the toughest part of the artistic process is how to begin, and these prompts will get your creative juices flowing. Demo led by Teaching Artists Jordan McCracken-Foster and Deepti Menon. Video Walkthrough Prompt 1: Create a character […]

Sketchbook Prompts 2

How do you start a page in your sketchbook when you don’t know what to draw, or feel unmotivated? (or both!) See a drawing demo which provides several prompts for how to get your creative juices flowing. Contrary to the sketchbooks you see on Instagram, real artist sketchbooks are a mess, full of scraps of […]

Sketchbook Prompts 1

How do you start a page in your sketchbook when you don’t know what to draw, or feel unmotivated? (or both!) See a drawing demo which provides several prompts for how to get your creative juices flowing. Contrary to the sketchbooks you see on Instagram, real artist sketchbooks are a mess, full of scraps of […]

Painting Curriculum 2: Prompts

Part 2 of this painting curriculum provides painting prompts that will stimulate all areas of painting, and that can be done in any paint media: color, brushwork, thumbnails, composition, and more in order to gain a well rounded skill set in painting. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Alex Rowe. Video […]

Painted Paper Collage

PromptUse hand painted paper collage to create a portrait of your room, or, any room where you live. Supplies Acrylic paint Freezer paper Palette knife Acrylic brushes China bristle brush Bristol board Scissors Glue stick X-acto knife Mod podge 9″ x 12” Strathmore mixed-media paper Caution Utility Knives & X-Acto knives are extremely sharp and […]

White on White Paintings

PromptCreate and paint a still life using only white objects. Supplies Tall container for water Palette Knife Acrylic paint Acrylic Matt Medium Slow Drying Medium Acrylic brushes Pro Acrylic gloss varnish Pro Acrylic semi-gloss varnish Blue painter’s tape Freezer paper clamp light or desk lamp Still Life Items White objects: bed sheets, bottles, cups, bowls, folded or […]