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40 Art and Drawing Prompts: Ideas from Around the World

Get Your Creative Ideas Flowing!

Ready for some fun art ideas and drawing prompts? I’ve been a public school teacher for 18 years (yay, high school and middle school!), and though I’m technically labeled an English or ELA instructor, I also consider myself an art teacher.

What makes me an art teacher, you ask? Each and every day, and in any project in my “English class,” I infuse visual and creative expression, including art and drawing prompts and ideas. Why, I’m even a cartoonist, myself! I know the freedom and happiness that come from artistic expression for both kids and adults, and the dejection that neglecting it breeds.

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Use this list to break out of an artistic rut!

In addition to teaching and making creative drawings, I’m also a traveler. This means that in the past 10 years of running this site, I’ve amassed some perfect photos and articles for art prompts, craft projects, and drawing inspiration.

Are these Art and Drawing Prompts for Kids?

These imaginative art ideas and drawing prompts are designed to get your creativity flowing, whoever you are: adult, teen, child, teacher, homeschooling family, parent… anyone! That’s why the title says “Drawing Prompts for Kids AND ADULTS!” Each activity is flexible to be done in a variety of media to fit your preferences.

Plus, while you get your art on, you’ll also be taking an educational tour of arts around the world! Got your art supplies ready? Great — let’s take off…

Art and Drawing Prompts for Kids and Adults!

40+ ideas from around the world to get creativity flowing! Art and drawing prompts and for kids, adults, teachers, homeschooling families, teens, and anyone who loves inspiration to create!

Did these Art and Drawing Prompts Inspire YOU?

So, which creative suggestions and art and drawing prompts most sang to you? If you tried any of them, do share your experiences and products so we can celebrate your work! And feel free to check out my other website which is fully focused on art, Drawings Of. If you have suggestions for modifications or additions, do leave a comment. Thanks for sharing!

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Thursday 7th of May 2020

Aww, these are awesome! I haven't drawn anything for the longest time. I used to take art classes when I was in high school and didn't realize that I've really missed drawing. It'd be a great quarantine activity to pick up! :P

Lillie Marshall

Saturday 9th of May 2020

Yes! Do it!!!

Merryl Fernandes

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

These are some cool suggestions. Itching to try some out.

Lillie Marshall

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Curious which art prompt you'll pick first!


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

It's great to combine art and travel and to get nice travel inspiration from all over the world. I should spent more time in creating art and combine it with my passions, which are food, photography and travel.


Monday 4th of May 2020

This is amazing, I love all these inspirations and colors. Thank you for sharing all these pictures.

Lillie Marshall

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

My pleasure!


Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Great collection!

Lillie Marshall

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Thanks, Max!

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