Weekly Challenge, 20th November - Surface Rubbings . We use and encounter different materials every day, each with their own colours, textures and creative potential. This week, the team at HICA is challenging you to create: . Create your own surface rubbing using materials from around your environment. Place a piece of paper over your chosen material and rub the paper with pencils, charcoal, crayon or ink to see what images you can create. . If you have more time ... Swap materials with a friend and see how your images compare. Can they guess which material you placed under the paper? . Think Does your surface rubbing look like the material that you used? How did it feel to create something using materials from your environment? . Share We would love to see your surface rubbings so do share them! Post a photograph of your image and the material that you used on social media using #ChallengeHull & #64MillionArtists. Don't forget to tag Hull2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and HICA on Twitter. . Share your challenge with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. t: @64M_Artists f: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ i: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ . If you haven't already, join our Facebook group and connect with other challengers. . This year we are working in collaboration with Hull 2017, UK City of Culture to deliver transformative cultural activity and celebrate everyday creativity in 2017. Kindness isn't just for w/c 13 November so for my #Week46 #ChallengeHull #64MillionArtists, it's going to be open-ended as I always want to show kindness, especially to amazing work colleagues #friendly #generous #considerate Super simple, one colour, run, but this is a detail from my very first run of screen prints. Rather proud of myself. So utterly satisfying! . . . #olddognewtricks #screenprinting #onthepull #screenprintingjoke #creativity #learning #lifelonglearning #printclublondon #design #art #64millionartists #iloveyou #whoareyou Weekly Challenge, 13th November 2017 - One Hull Of A Kindness . One Hull Of A City thinks we could all do with a little more kindness in our lives, and wants to reflect this in this week's challenge... . Go outside, move away from your desk or your current position, and perform a random act of kindness. Offer a favour, a gift, a compliment, or a smile to someone you have never seen or spoken to before. Invite kindness into your day and theirs. . If you have more time ... Document each time someone is kind to you or you are kind to them. Note how you feel and how it affected your day. Dig it out on those days when you need a little pick-me-up. . Think How did it feel to offer kindness to someone today? Could you do this more in your daily routine? . Share Write down your kind words and share them with Hull2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and One Hull of a City on Facebook and Twitter using #ChallengeHull & #64MillionArtists . Don't forget to share your challenge with us too on: t: @64M_Artists f: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ i: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ . If you haven't already, join our Facebook group and connect with other challengers. . This year we are working in collaboration with Hull 2017, UK City of Culture to deliver transformative cultural activity and celebrate everyday creativity in 2017. 2313 - Black and White 3. Want to know the story behind the project? Check out my blog. rosannesart365.blogspot.com  #makesomething365 #RosannesArt #blackandwhite #challenge #facebook #everyday #photography #64MillionArtists #ChallengeHull #mirror #reflection #blog : @jamesy_mcg #ChallengeHull and #64MillionArtists #Week45 #AMomentOfReflection from the recent #BritishRoadSigns_ exhibition at #HumberStreetGallery A Hall for Hull Art installation in Trinity's Square, Hull. #hullcityofculture2017 #hull #art #canon #canon #80D #EF8-15mm #fisheye #lookup #reflection #mirror #mirrorpool #mirror pools #visithull2017 #yorkshire #challengehull #64millionartists : @phish451 Shattered. #challengehull #bwstylesgf #bnw_captures #bnw_universe #insta_bw #bwmasters #igfotogram_bw #excellent_bnw #igblacknwhite #blackandwhite_perfection #bnw_demand #bnwmood #bnw_planet #bnw_society #bnw_magazine #bnw_globe #bnw_of_our_world #top_bnw #bw_lovers #bw_photooftheday #bw_crew #bwstyleoftheday #noir_vision #bnw_diamond #flair_bw #rsa_bnw #bnw_life #64MillionArtists #love_bnw View from a train window -homage to Howard hodgkin Moment of Reflection #64millionartists #challengehull #fineartphotography A Moment of Reflection. In life,you will realized there is a role for everyone you meet.Some will test you,some will use you,some will LOVE YOU and some will teach you.But the ones who are trully important are the ones who bring out the Best in You.They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it. -Unknown TQ #bcozUBringOutTheBestInMe #AmomentOfReflection #64MillionArtists #challengehull #Polaroid #YouAreMyStrength #ChallengeHull and #64MillionArtists #Week45 #AMomentOfReflection from the recent #BritishRoadSigns_ exhibition at #HumberStreetGallery Weekly Challenge, 6th November 2017 - A Moment of Reflection . Have you ever noticed how images change when they are reflected? Child Dynamix has and its teams are inviting you to take a moment to do the same. . Take a photograph of a reflection in water, a mirror, or any other reflective surface. Notice the different views and changes that are created. . If you have more time ... Have a go at drawing what you can see. . Think Did you notice anything in the reflection that you didn't notice before? . Share Share your photos and drawings on social media using #ChallengeHull and #64MillionArtists. Tag Hull2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and Child Dynamix on Twitter. . Don't forget to share your challenge with us: t: @64M_Artists f: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ i: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ . If you haven't already, join our Facebook group and connect with other challengers. . This year we are working in collaboration with Hull 2017, UK City of Culture to deliver transformative cultural activity and celebrate everyday creativity in 2017. Only required field A Hall for Hull Art installation in Trinity's Square, Hull. #hullcityofculture2017 #hull #art #canon #canon #80D #EF8-15mm #fisheye #lookup #reflection #mirror #mirrorpool #mirror pools #visithull2017 #yorkshire #challengehull #64millionartists History of my name. Scottish knight and lovingly named after a bag of Ross peas by my mum and dad after being called Aaron for the first week of my life. #64millionartists #ChallengeHull #Ross Weekly Challenge, 30th October - What's Your Name? . What's your name? Have you ever wondered why this name was given to you? The members of Hull Young People's Parliament have, and this week they are asking you to think about it, too. . Find out about your own name and the story behind it. Were you named after someone? Does your name have a meaning? . If you have more time ... Discover where your family name is from. . Think Do you think your name reflects who you are? Was there anything that surprised you about it? . Share Share the story behind your name with others and on social media using #ChallengeHull & #64MillionArtists. Don't forget you can tag Hull2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. . Share your challenge with us too on our channels: t: @64M_Artists f: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ i: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ . If you haven’t already, join our Facebook group and connect with other challengers. . This year we are working in collaboration with Hull 2017, UK City of Culture to deliver transformative cultural activity and celebrate everyday creativity in 2017. After being likened to #LeeEvans on Friday night, I am #SittingStill for #ChallengeHull and #64MillionArtists #Week43 to reflect, contemplate and assess... Everyday creativity and Quality Principles with Voluntary Arts Wales #64millionartists #artworkscymru #voluntaryartswales I made myself a 'well done me' badge. We made it! I have (as I hope you have all too) really enjoyed The Generation Games. It's brought bursts of fun into my days, has kept me creative and has been a good way to inspire daily reflections. Also when I was younger I really enjoyed drawing but I stopped when I began thinking my drawings weren't very good. This applies to all of the creative challenges - they have allowed me to worry less about the outcome - about being 'good' and more about being creative for fun. Here's to everyday creativity! Well done for reaching the final day of The Generation Games! We've had champion spoon balancers, budding poets, up and coming quiz masters, promising news reporters, super story tellers, joke tellers, hand shakers, cocktail makers. We've had secret agents, scientists, superheroes too. We've seen it all thanks to you! You are an everyday artist - you have completed The Generation Games challenge! To mark the last day and end with an all round congratulations, we - for the last time this August - are asking you to... Make an award for your partner's talent. It could be a badge, a rosette, a certificate...What have they championed this month? You could relate it to a challenge or it could be a more general talent, quality or quirk. Think big or small. Spend some time congratulating them with an original 'well done', an innovative pat on the back, a creative high five! If you're not working with anyone in particular we think you should create one for yourself! If you have a bit more time... Get together a few friends or family and present your partner their award. Have some fun sharing your Generation Games journey. Think Did you enjoy The Generation Games? What was your favourite challenge? Have you learnt anything new about yourself? Share Share your awards with us! We'd love to see your final contributions to The Generation Games. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Throughout August we have been setting a variety of creative challenges for you to Do, Think & Share. Whether they have been easy, hard, silly or serious - all have asked you to champion everyday creativity, make time for a little fun and share and connect with others from a different generation. After 29 challenges from us and endless creativity from you, we thought it was about time we opened the floor to YOUR creative challenges... Make up a challenge for each other. As long as it includes a Do, Think, Share structure, it could be anything! If it is free, requires little resources and is relatively simple - even better. Then we can all join in. You can find all of our previous The Generation Games challenges on our blog 64millionartists.com/blog/. If you're not working with anyone in particular, send your challenge to family or friends! Encourage them to send you one back. Or send it to us, we are always in the mood for a creative challenge. If you have a bit more time... Write daily challenges for the rest of this week, or a challenge a week for the next few weeks - send these to your partner or favourite younger or older person. Think How was writing your own challenge? Did you find it easy or hard? Will you write and send any more challenges? Share Challenge us with your challenges! Send over your challenge idea. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ If we haven't already given it away in the title, here are a few teasers... What is a group of unicorns known as? How old is the world's oldest piece of chewing gum? What is the tiny plastic covering of the tip of a shoelace called? Have you guessed today's challenge is... Get quizzical - write a quiz for each other. Come up with your own questions or have a look online. Once you've wrote your questions swap with your partner and have a go! How many did you get right? If you're not playing with a buddy, could you save your questions for later? Or share them with us - we'd love to take your quiz. If you have a bit more time... Include different rounds like drawing or music or nature. Be inventive! Think How many questions did you get right? Did you find it easier or harder than you thought? Could you use your questions again to quiz someone else? Share Share your quiz or a few of your favourite quiz questions with us - we'll attempt to answer them! You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Whether you're indoor or outdoor today, we have the perfect bank holiday challenge that will immediately transport you back to your childhood - or make you jump for joy if you're still a child. You may have to get your hands dirty, you may have to be resourceful, you may even have to turn your house upside down to... Build a den. Have fun with what you can find in your house, garden or even the park! Make sure you have a sturdy structure and know where the door will be then you're good to go. Team work makes the dream work for this challenge. If you have a bit more time... Theme your den. Will it be a pink palace? A grand castle? A mystical cave? Think Did you have fun building your den? Did you manage to work well as a team? Did it look as you first imagined? Share We'd love to see a picture of your den! You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ It's Day 27 of The Generation Games so we are well on our way to the Day 31 finish line *sad face* but what a journey it has been. Consider your Generation Games partner - what new things have you learnt about them? What is their favourite song or dance move? What stories or jokes have they told? How many things can they balance on a spoon!? Use this to... Write a poem about each other. We think we are all poets - so don't worry about making it sound 'good', just have a go at writing a few things about your partner. If it rhymes, great - if it doesn't rhyme - how avant garde. If you aren't playing with anyone in particular - write a poem about your favourite younger or older person. If you have a bit more time... Try again using techniques, rhythms and rhymes that match your partner. If your partner is fun and energetic- could you make your poem quick and snappy? Think Did you find it easy or hard to write your poem? How many new things have you learnt about the other person? Share Share your poems with us or share how you feel after doing the challenge. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ Having fun in the sun playing with shadows! Today we have another guest challenge from Magic Me - an inter-generational arts charity that brings people together through the arts. They recently ran a project in London - Stepney Stories - bringing local primary school children together with care home residents to create stories that they then brought to life with shadow puppets. They thought this would be a brilliant challenge to share with you therefore Magic Me are inviting you to... Create your own shadow puppet theatre. To make a screen, you can use a piece of white fabric (like a sheet or pillow case) or white paper. Then you can grab a light – a table lamp or torch. You and your fellow storyteller will be one side of the sheet with the light – the audience will be on the other side. Can you create characters using your hands? What kind of voices do they have? If you have a bit more time... You could create a short story for the characters and add music or sounds and maybe get someone to film it for you? Think Did you enjoy making your shadow puppet theatre? What characters did you make? Did you find it easy or hard? Share Share a picture of your shadow puppet theatre and/or the characters you made. Otherwise you can always just share how you found the challenge. Share with Magic Me on Twitter and Facebook and with us on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ When you have a moment today to day dream, a moment to imagine or wish - consider being able to... Breathe under water or talk to animals, be invisible or time travel, have night vision or be able to fly. Set your imagination free and... Make up your own superpower. What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you see? Imagine the impossible and narrate your own magical story. If you're with a Generation Games buddy consider how your superpowers could work together! If you have a bit more time... Draw or make your superpower self. Consider what you'd look like, what you'd wear, what props you'd have and where you'd be. Think How long did it take you to think of your superpower? Had you thought of one already? Did you use your full imagination? Share Share your superpowers or pictures of your superpower self with us. You can share on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/ I loved this challenge - it really helped me at work. I took myself out of the office and went for a 10 min walk. Instead of walking aimlessly I had a challenge - it helped me take my mind away from work and have a good break. Today we are inviting you to think about the 5 ways to wellbeing - how we can get active, connect, give, learn and take notice. For this challenge we are going to concentrate on the last way - to take notice, to slow down and see the world around us... Go for a walk and see how many red things you can spot (you can do this indoors if the weather is bad or you are unable to get out). A red letter box? A red wrapper on the floor? A red car? Take notice and take note of anything red you see. You could even take pictures and create a collage with them. Create a digital collage with phone apps such as Mixagram & Collageable. If you have a bit more time... Go on different walks themed by colour. You've done a red walk, now how about yellow? Blue? Compare how easy or hard each colour is to find. Think How many red things did you find? Did you notice anything different about your walk? How do you feel now? Share Share how many red things you saw, a few pictures or a picture collage. You can do this on here and/or on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can tag #TheGenerationGames and share with us on: T: @64M_Artists F: https://www.facebook.com/64millionartists/ I: https://www.instagram.com/64millionartists/