Creative-making prompts and art created each morning of Artists and Makers Week

Each morning, April 5-9, artist Kim Bernard created a short time-lapse video introducing a prompt and demonstrating an example and the outcome. Participants were encouraged to spend no more than 15 minutes on the prompt, and then, when finished, take a picture of their work and email it to her by the end of the day. Kim then composed all of the works onto one image, and it was posted below.

Check out the collaborative art projects below!

Daily Art Prompt

Monday, April 5: doodle

Prompt: Create a doodle within a circle of any size.

Trace around something circular of any size, and doodle within the circle.

Watch the video below for further instructions on the prompt and on photographing your work.

Final doodle project: 21 submissions


Tuesday, April 6: color walk

Prompt: Pick a color, go for a walk and photograph everything you see that’s that color.

Choose the best 9 photos and delete the rest, then take a screenshot of your photos to submit.

Watch the video below for further instructions on the prompt and on how to take a screenshot.

Final Color Walk project images:


Wednesday, April 7: Arrangement

Prompt: Choose one common household object that you have many of and arrange them creatively. 

Photograph the arrangement, and pick the best one to submit. 

Watch the video below for further instructions on the prompt and on how to use your cell phone to document your process.

Final arrangement project image:


Thursday, April 8: Stack it Up

Prompt: Pick one object that you have many of and see how high you can stack them.

Take a photo of the pile just before you think it might fall over, then convert it to black and white before submitting it.

Watch the video below for further instructions on the prompt and how to change a color photograph to black-and-white.

Final Stack It Up project image:



This workshop was an interactive Zoom meeting where Kim gave each participant one square of a word puzzle. Each participant worked with lights and darks (markers, pencils, paint, whatever) on their mystery square.

When finished they emailed the pieces back to Kim, and she assembled them to reveal the mystery word below!

Mystery Word workshop image:



Kim BernardKim Bernard, Artist

Kim Bernard creates sculpture that is recycled, kinetic, interactive, public, and involves the community. She creates installations upcycled out of trash and is currently focusing on transforming plastic waste into sculpture using her portable recycling machines. She shows her work nationally and has been invited to participate in many exhibits, some of which include the Portland Museum of Art, Currier Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard University, Art Complex Museum and UNH Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News, and Art New England. Bernard is the recipient of the Artist Advancement Grant, Kindling Fund Grant, NEFA grant, six Maine Arts Commission Grants, as well as funding from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation. She was an artist-in-residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University and at the University of New England. She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010. Bernard mentors emerging artists individually and teaches professional development to artists nationally.