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Hello October! Fall is in the air and we’re looking forward to a month of overcast-sky-sweater-wearing magic. I’m sure we’ll be ready for spring in no time, but for right now I’m happy to bundle up and enjoy the spiciness of fall. If you’re in a warmer climate, the October art challenge prompts are still general and open enough that you shouldn’t feel left behind. 🙂 

You can join our monthly challenges on TinkerLab’s Instagram page, and follow along with the hashtag #tinkersketch.

How to use the Art Challenge prompts

  1. Print out the prompts. You can screen grab the image above or scroll down for a PDF printable.
  2. Gather sketchbooks or paper
  3. Gather art-making materials: markers, paint, collage papers, glue, etc.
  4. Give yourself a few minutes each day for this challenge. Try the morning after breakfast, after school, after dinner, before bed, etc.
  5. Interpret the daily prompt. Use your imagination, be free, don’t hold back, and have fun

October Art Challenge

TinkerSketch is a daily sketchbook practice that invites you to experiment and play with ideas and materials in a low-stress, fun, and mind-stretching way.

You’ll start each day with a new prompt and it’s up to you to interpret it however you like. For example, if the prompt is “stormy”you could draw a picture of a storm, use colors that remind you of a storm, or make expressive marks that feel like they were created in a storm. The possibilities are endless.

For more details on how the TinkerSketch Art Challenge works, click here to read for a full list of recommended resources and ideas on how to get started with this challenge.

Download the printed version

Download the printed version to paste into your sketchbook or attach to the fridge. We also have a word grid that you can cut out for each day of the month. 

Download here.