Bringing Art Making Into Your Life
An ArtQuest is a commitment to making some art for a specific length of time, or frequency. It’s a great way to kick start your art making.
You could choose to make some art every week or every day if you are brave enough. Sounds easy but it can get tricky when you get busy.
If you are into drawing you could opt to draw something everyday. If you are into making 3d objects you could choose to make a small object everyday.
You can also commit to a theme, a technique or even a way of thinking. You could commit to practising mixing colour with your watercolour every weekend for two months.If you were going on a holiday you could choose a theme for your photographs to give your work focus rather than snapping away wildly.
And you can be sure that ArtQuests do indeed making something happen. They get results, even if it’s just a small shift in your art making practice towards an improvement in either skill, confidence or habit. Sometimes the benefits are not the one that you expect.
When I did a small drawing a day ArtQuest 2015-2016 I was trying to improve my drawing skills but one of the biggest changes in my art making was that I almost completely stopped procrastinating. I was also left with a real richness of drawing based ideas.
An ArtQuest can be extreme or gentle, but whichever one you choose, it will help you to make space in your life for art making.