Your Art World | Young People

Welcome to Your Art World, where 3 to 18-years-olds are challenged to make and share their art. Send us your art, on any theme, or try one of the challenges below. 

Your art can be 2D, 3D, film, audio or writing. Check out the Get Started section below to help you get creative.


Stuck for inspiration? Young people across Scotland have created challenges to get your creative cogs turning. Use the word, picture or question below as a starting point for making your art, or come up with your own theme.

Word challenge

Create something inspired by the word PROTECT. What people, places or objects come to mind when you hear the word? Make your ideas into 2D, 3D, audio or video art.

Watch the video to see how artist Alberta Whittle got inspired by the word PROTECT.

The exhibition Alberta Whittle | create dangerously is on display at Modern One from 1 Apr 2023–7 Jan 2024.

Find out more about the exhibition

Picture Challenge

Final year pupils from across the Scottish Borders created this picture to inspire you, by mashing together some of their favourite pictures. Watch this short video to find out what inspires them, or jump straight in and use the picture as a starting point to create your own 2D, 3D, audio or video work.  

Find out how make-up and Tik-Tok artist Maddie Hill got inspired by this picture to make her own unique body art.  

Question challenge

Artists’ inspiration can come from anywhere – from a word, a picture or even a question. Have you ever wondered what would happen if different creatures were mixed together? What could be the positive or negative results? Make a mind-map of your ideas and turn them into 2D, 3D, audio or video art.  

Watch the video to find out how choreographer and film maker Constant Vigier got inspired by this question.  

Previous challenges

Looking for more inspiration? Then these artists approaches to previous challenges could be just the thing. Explore this video playlist to discover how different artists go about making art.

How to create your visual voice

Art is not just for decoration. Art can help you communicate ideas and issues that matter to you. This short film suggests three techniques to help you identify what is important in your world and communicate it visually.

Get started

Get started

Use these films to help you get started with any of the challenges.

How to experiment

Your Art World Exhibition

Your Art World Exhibition

Look out for the first ever Your Art World exhibition, opening this summer. Feel inspired by other children’s art, get creative and share your own art. 

Your Art World terms and conditions and privacy notice

Your Art World terms and conditions and privacy notice