Word challenge | July–December 2022

Your Art World

Create something inspired by the word saidheans/science

Whatever excites you about the amazing world of saidheans (that's gaelic for 'science') you can make art about it. Whether it's the chemical reaction of mixing colours, launching your own rocket into space, inventing your own robot, or something nobody else has ever thought of, this challenge is about finding something that inspires you about saidheans and carrying out your own experiments to see what you can create. 

Word challenge

Pupils from Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Parkside Primary), Edinburgh have come up with a word to inspire you. This short video shows how they came up with the word saidheans (the Gaelic word for science). Taking this word 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

Lewis Hou explores how we might use the word 'science' 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.