Your Art World | Families

Make and share

Welcome to Your Art World!

Join in and share your children’s art work in our online gallery. Take inspiration from one of our challenges created by young people for young people!  

Your Art World is a place where you can…

  • Be part of Your Art World by sharing your work in our online gallery.
  • Find ideas on what to create when you try our challenges.
  • Get tips and tricks from artists.
  • Join our regular live workshops in the gallery.

Word challenge

Create something inspired by the word PLAY.

Play is a word that has lots of meanings. What does it mean to you? Maybe you play games, an instrument, or a sport? Play is an important part of the creative process: artists play with materials and techniques to come up with new ideas. Your art can be 2D, 3D, video, audio or creative writing.

Share your art

Picture Challenge

Young people from schools across the West of Scotland chose this picture to inspire you to get creative and make something of your own. It could be creative writing, video, audio, 2D or 3D art. Jump inside the picture and see where your imagination takes you...

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Artist videos

Kick start your art making by watching artists including Catherine O’Brien, Taylor Han, Lewis Hou and Tragic O’Hara getting creative. Anyone can make art and there is no right or wrong way to go about it!

See all the artist videos
Get started

Get started

All of the themes which have been chosen are deliberately open-ended which means there is no right or wrong answer. Use these films to get started and help your thinking. Find out what matters to you and use your imagination. Best of all, using these means you might not need a grown-up on hand to help. All the answers are inside your head!

How to experiment

Your Art World exhibition

Your Art World exhibition

Now open at the National (until 14 April 2024). An exhibition for young people by young people.

Your Art

Here is some of your art from the previous and current challenges.

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Past challenges

Past challenges

Looking for even more challenges? Try our past challenges, created by children and young people across Scotland. Choose any one you like, or try all of them!

Related events

Related events

See all of our Your Art World events for families. We have both in-person and online sessions for you to join.

Your Art World terms and conditions and privacy notice

Your Art World terms and conditions and privacy notice



Discover what else we have to offer families at our Galleries or online. We have a year-round programme for all ages.