Saturday Art Challenge


Photography Challenge!

Welcome to the weekend art challenge! This week I have been so busy I haven’t had a lot of time to get out the sketch books. I take a lot of photographs when I can’t sit down to draw, so I thought this would make a nice weekend art challenge. All the photos you see here are taken on my phone – you don’t need a fancy camera, just something that will take a snap, the key is in the observation rather than the outcome!

Task 1: Contrasting colours: Can you find contrasting colours in nature and take a snap! Think about the colour wheel and which colours sit opposite each other on the colour spectrum.

Task 2: Interesting shapes and textures. Can you focus in on interesting textures and shapes? Converting your pictures to black and white imagery can help the tonal values stand out and create some interesting patterns. (Excuse my toes in the last pic!! One I obviously didn’t edit!!)

Task 3: Unusual angles. Can you find new and interesting ways to present a photograph. Think about unusual points of interest such as the view framed by the bridge railings, or the fields with red ribbons at the side. The duckling photo makes use of the cloud reflections to make the photo more unusual.

Have fun! Hope you enjoy. There won’t be an art challenge next weekend as I will be away from work generating some more themes! I hope to come back with some new and exciting ideas. We will have Monday’s poem and the Connect to Nature writing class though, so look out for them!

Best wishes,

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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