March Art Challenges

The Art Challenges for March 2023

Art is an important aspect of human life, providing us with an escape from the stress and chaos of daily life and allowing us to channel our creative energies into something meaningful and enjoyable. In an effort to inspire and motivate artists of all levels, many people participate in monthly art challenges, where they can flex their artistic muscles and try new things in a supportive and encouraging community.

Drawing Art Challenge
Drawing Art Challenge – Photo from Daria Tumanova

With the arrival of March, it’s time to embrace the art challenges that this month has in store. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, these challenges are a great way to focus your creativity and explore new techniques and styles. With everything that’s going on in the world, taking some time to focus on your art and wellbeing is more important than ever. By participating in these challenges, you can put aside your worries and immerse yourself in the world of art, allowing you to relax your mind and find joy in the creative process.

In this blog post, we’ve curated 5 fun and inspiring art challenges for you to try this March. From experimenting with different mediums to exploring new themes and styles, these challenges are designed to challenge and inspire you, no matter your artistic level. So grab your supplies and get ready to dive into the creative world of art this March!

1. Tinkerlab’s March Art Challenge

What is the Tinkerlab March Art Challenge?

This challenge is a daily sketchbook practice that allows you to expand your imagination, be creative and most importantly, have fun! You’ll be given a list of prompts for each day during the month of March that will help inspire some creativity.

Prompts are entirely objective and can be interpreted in any way you’d like. From a single word you can create a subject, scene, colour scheme etc. So have fun, the possibilities are endless! The amount of time you spend on each daily sketch is completely up to you, however, Tinkerlab suggests at least 5-10 minutes every day.

Are there any rules?

With this challenge, there are no rules! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or professional artist – everyone is welcome and there are no restrictions on what mediums you can use.

What Materials Do I Need?

Tinkerlab is all about creating a stress free, low stakes, fun challenge for creatives. When taking part in this challenge you’re free to use whatever mediums you’d like – paint, watercolour, collage, markers etc.

Some materials you can gather:

  • A sketchbook (or paper)
  • A medium of your choice: pencils, pens, chalk etc.
  • Paint of any kind and a brush
  • Some glue and tape
  • Scrap paper, newspapers or magazines etc.

Join the community!

If you decide to take part in Tinkerlab’s March Art Challenge, make sure to share your work across social media using the hashtag #tinkersketch. By doing so, you’ll be able to share your work with other creatives, or view the work of others, as well as get involved in the Tinkerlab’s community.

Prompt List

Tinkerlab’s March Prompt List:

March Art Challenge Tinkerlab Prompt List
The March Art Challenge Tinkerlab Prompt List

2. March Art Challenge by Doodlewash

What is the Paint What You Love: March Art Challenge?

This challenge is put together by Doodlewash. Always striving for creatives to create what they actually like, The Paint What You Love: March Art Challenge celebrates just that!

During the month of March, creatives are welcomed to join the challenge, a safe space to express yourself within a community of other artists. The Paint What You Love: March Art Challenge encourages participants to practice new skills, explore new themes and have fun in this “anything goes” watercolor art challenge.

Are there any rules?

For this challenge, you can joing if you create your art with watercolor painting, drawing (ink, colored pencils, crayons, etc.!), or a mix of both. Besides that, it’s all up to you – feel free to interpret the prompts in any way you’d like. This month, the Paint What You Love: March Art Challenge is providing creative with 31 different promote ideas that can be used in any way, on any day!

What Materials Do I Need?

For this challenge you’ll need some paper or a sketchbook and some watercolours. You might want to mix mediums with pens, pencils or markers but that’s completely up to you. Make sure to remember that your final piece should be focused on watercolours.

Join the community!

If you decide to share your work online, make sure to use the hashtag #doodlewashMarch2023 and #WorldWatercolorGroup. By doing so, other creatives who have taken part in the challenge can see what you’ve created, and you can see theirs too!

Prompt List

Doodlewash March 2022 Art Challenge
Doodlewash March 2022 Art Challenge

3. March Drawing Challenge for Kids and Adults

What is the March Drawing Challenge for Kids and Adults?

Put together by Natural Beach Living, the March Drawing Challenge for Kids and Adults is a perfect challenge to take on with your family this upcoming March. The theme of this challenge is all things March, including topics of spring, St. Patricks Day, rainbows, Dr Seuss and more!

Are there any rules?

This challenge is all about having fun, being creative, and spending quality time with your loved ones, so there are no rules! Other than taking time to create a piece of art based on the prompts each day – the rest is up to you. Invite your children, spouse, friends and family to join you in this challenge.

What Materials Do I Need?

There are no limitation on what materials you can use. You can use pencils, markers, paint or collage! It’s important that this challenge doesn’t feel like an obstacle, but a way to have fun.

Join the community!

If you decide to post your artwork on Instagram, make sure to tag @naturalbeachliving to get involved in the community, share your work with others, as well as see the work others have created during the month of March.

Prompt List

The March Drawing Challenge Prompt list from Natural Beach Living:

March Drawing Challenge Prompt List
March Drawing Challenge Prompt List

4. March Mixed Media Challenge

What is the March Mixed Media Challenge?

Put together by Kick in the Creatives, the March Mixed Media challenge is definitely one to pay attention to! The challenge encourages creatives to take part in the challenge by creating a piece of mixed media art every day during the month of March. The objective of the challenge is to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, experiment and be creative!

March Mixed Media Challenge
March Mixed Media Challenge

Are there any rules?

Other than creating a piece of art using mixed media every day during the month of March, there are no rules! Make sure to have fun with this one. Kick in the Creatives also encourages participants to post their daily pieces online for others to see and share.

What Materials Do I Need?

You can use pencils, pens, markers, paint or even resin – it’s completely up to you! Make sure to include a minimum in two mediums in each piece you create.

Mixed Media Prompt List (optional)

There is an (optional) prompt list you can use if you need some inspiration.

March Art Prompts 2023
March Art Prompts 2023

Join the community!

Kick in the Creatives encourages you to post and share your work online across any and all social media platforms. If you decide to do so, make sure to use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #MarchMixedMedia, as well as tag @kickinthecreatives.

5. The 5 Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge

Also organized by Kick in the Creatives is the Five Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge! They challenge you to create a daily 5-minute drawing throughout the month. This challenge is perfect for those who tend to over-complicate their drawings or have limited time.

5 Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge
5 Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge

What is 5 Minute March Speed Drawing Challenge?

The purpose of this 5-minute drawing challenge is to streamline your sketches and focus on essential details. By limiting the time to fuss, you will find that your drawings become more relaxed and express more character.

As the month of March progresses, you will develop the ability to draw faster and with more confidence.

5 Minute March 2023 Drawing Prompts (Optional)

Using this prompt list is optional. Tip: for drawing ideas you can also use our drawing ideas generator.

5 Minute March Prompt List 2023
5 Minute March Prompt List 2023

Join the community!

As we mentioned earlier, Kick in the Creatives encourages you to post and share your work online across any and all social media platforms. If you decide to do so, make sure to use the hashtags #kickinthecreatives and #5Minute March, as well as tag @kickinthecreatives.


Let us know in the comments what your favourite art-challenge of this month is! Which one are you participating in or did we miss one? If you want to learn more about the basics, make sure to read our art challenge guide.

Do you want to improve your drawing skills? Make sure to read our article where we take a look at the Best Art Classes you can follow online. Combining an art class with an art challenge is a great way to get started! You could also take a look at our curated top 10 of drawing books to help you improve your drawing or for extra inspiration or new techniques.

If you’re curious about other art challenges coming up this year, make sure to check out our overview of yearly art challenges or our art challenge calendar. If you are looking for drawing inspiration, make sure you check out our drawing ideas generator.

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Interested in taking part in any of these challenges this month? We’ve got some resources just for you to give you a kick start!

Traditional Drawing equipment

Check out the sketchbooks, pencils and other tools below that will help you build a daily routine in practicing your creative skills.

Digital Brushes

If you’re a digital artist, make sure to check out these great Photoshop and Procreate ink brushes from Grutbrushes. These realistic, responsive and natural brushes will inspire you without a doubt. Grutbrushes offers a lot of free samples, so you can try anything without risk. Check out our Grutbrushes review if you’d like to know more and see more (free) samples.

Reatlist Watercolour Brush for Photoshop from Grutbrushes
Demo of the Grutbrushes Watercolour Brush which is perfect to use for Huevember

Digital Hardware

A drawing tablet could definitely help you in your creative flow too. Most drawing tablets are touch sensitive and are highly accurate. The main advantage of a drawing tablet is the natural feeling when drawing. They are perfect for creating detailed illustrations, drawings or digital paintings.

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