Free Drawing School Online Challenge led by Laura Darling

23 March 2020

Paper pencils and an Ipad on a desk

Each Monday at 10.00am The Free Drawing School artist Laura Darling is going to announce a drawing challenge.

What you’ll need:
• A drawing tool – pencil, biro, eyeliner, anything goes!
• Something to draw on – this can be fancy artists’ paper or the back of an envelope, just whatever you have!
• Internet access (so you know what the challenge is)
• A camera phone/scanner (if you would like to share your work, and we hope you will)

The details of the challenge will be announced at 10.00am.

You will have two hours in which to complete the challenge and post your work in the comments on our Facebook page for others to see.

The Free Drawing School is made possible with generous funding support from The Robertson Trust and The National Heritage Lottery Fund.

23 March Drawing Challenge: Something beginning with B

Good morning! I’m Laura and I’m the Free Drawing School Artist at Hospitalfield.

For the next three Mondays at 10.00am I’m going to give you a drawing challenge. Anyone can take part – whether you ‘can only draw a stick man’ or haven’t picked up a pencil since school.

Your challenge this morning is to draw as many things as you can find beginning with the letter B!


☆ You must draw from observation (i.e. something you can see).

☆ Minimum SIX drawings, but you can do as many as you like.

☆ Finish, photograph and share* your drawings in the comments below by midday today.


☆ It’s up to you how you interpret this challenge – you can do several separate drawings, or one sheet with lots of smaller ones. Or a combination!

☆ Materials – you choose!

*I would love to see what you’ve drawn! You can choose to upload all, some or just one of your drawings to the comments below.

Don’t worry about it being ‘good’ – this is a chance for us all to be creative together and gain a glimpse into each other’s worlds.


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