Question challenge | July–December 2022

Your Art World

What would it be like to be tiny like a bee? 

This challenge is all about seeing the world through different eyes.

What do you know about bees? How do they see and experience the world? What questions do you have about bees? What research could you do? How could you change the way you see the world? What do you notice when you use a magnifying glass, microscope or view finder? How would it feel to be tiny? What could be the advantages and disadvantages?

Question challenge

Pupils from Greengables Nursery, Edinburgh have come up with a question to inspire you. This short video shows how they came up with the question 'What would it be like to be tiny like a bee?' Taking this question as a starting point, use the How to grow ideas resource to think, wonder and create your own unique artwork. You might end up making something that looks nothing like the starting point.

Artists meet the challenge

Find out how artist and art therapist Catherine O’Brien used the question 'what would it be like to be tiny like a bee?' to inspire her to make art.

Watch more artists' responses to the challenges
Get started

Get started

All of the challenges in Your Art World are open-ended to encourage creative thinking. The getting started pages help children to think for themselves and figure out what matters to them.

How to experiment

Share your art

Share your art

The deadline for you to send us your art is Wednesday 4 January 2023.
We will add all your art to the gallery as soon as we can.

All art shared in the online gallery by January 2023 will also be exhibited in the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh from May–November 2023!

Remember that schools are in with a chance of winning £100 of art materials when they share pupils’ art online.

Your Art World

Your Art World

Your Art World is an online community by and for 3-18 year olds: a place to think, wonder, create and share your art online. Find resources and open-ended challenges to inspire critical thinking, play and individual voice.