Sep 21 / Emma Jean Wilkins

Strada Easel Challenge | Unleash Your Creativity

Every artist knows that creating art is not just about talent; it's about continuous learning, experimentation, and pushing your creative boundaries. If you're looking for a unique and exhilarating way to elevate your artistic journey, the Strada Easel Challenge might be just what you need. In this blog post, we'll explore the essence of this challenge and how it can transform your art education.
*Founder of STRADA Easel, Bryan Mark Taylor

What Is the STRADA Easel Challenge?

The STRADA Challenge is an initiative that combines the love of painting from life with the spirit of competition and artistic growth. Strada Easel, known for their innovation and support of the artistic community, host this annual challenge, inviting artists from around the world to participate.

The challenge is simple yet profound: artists are encouraged to paint any subject matter they please from life everyday for a month. The goal is to push your creative boundaries, embrace the spontaneity of painting from life, and develop a deeper connection with the community.
Jane Ann Woodhead
Ellie Wilson
David Dibble
Jared Brady

Why Participate in the Challenge?

Daily Practice: The challenge encourages you to paint daily, fostering discipline and consistency in your art practice. This regularity can lead to significant improvements in your skills and creative expression.

Immersive Learning: By painting or drawing from life every day, you'll quickly adapt to changing lighting conditions, weather, and various situations. This immersive learning experience can enhance your ability to capture the essence of a scene.

Creative Exploration: The challenge pushes you to explore different subjects, techniques, and styles. You'll experiment with various color palettes, brushwork, and compositions, expanding your artistic repertoire.

Community and Support: Participating in the Strada Easel Challenge connects you with a global community of artists who share your passion. You can exchange ideas, gain inspiration, and receive valuable feedback.

Prizes and Recognition: Strada Easels offer enticing prizes for challenge winners, an easel! Moreover, the challenge provides an opportunity for your work to be showcased and recognized on a broader platform.

Tips for Successfully Completing the Challenge:

Plan Ahead: Scout out painting locations or select subject matter in advance and have your materials ready to go. Being prepared will help you make the most of your painting time. Life is busy and full of surprises, somedays it will be hard but by planning ahead you give yourself a better chance to stay on track. 

Stay Flexible: If plein air painting, weather conditions can be unpredictable. Be prepared to adapt and embrace the unique challenges each day brings. Perhaps paint from your car or under an umbrella.

Document Your Journey: To compete you need to share your daily progress on social media and tag the challenge appropriately. It is also a good way to engage with fellow artists and hold yourself accountable.

Reflect and Learn: Take time to review your daily paintings and identify areas for improvement. Self-reflection is a powerful tool for growth. Take to social media and ask for critiques if you're feeling brave!

Have Fun: Remember, the Strada Easel Challenge is not just about competition; it's about enjoying the process and discovering the joy of working from life.
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Bryan Mark Taylor
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