Kickstart your creative spring with a fun art challenge (great prizes to win)!


Hi everyone!

I have some fun news to share:

During April I’m teaming up with 4 other Skillshare Top Teachers in a drawing challenge we call Bring Spring

Together we teach over 40 classes on Skillshare with topics like lettering, water color, urban sketching, drawing, painting, illustration, markers and pattern design. With this challenge we want to inspire you to learn something new, expand and develop your artistic skills and tools and get those creative juices flowing.

Besides creating 10 new beautiful pieces of art you’ll also get the opportunity to connect with other creatives, find new followers and discover new Skillshare classes and teachers

And to top it off we have 5 (!) yes that’s right - F I V E - Skillshare premium memberships that we will give to the 5 top participants.


Everyone can participate

If you’re already a Skillshare member

- this is your chance to have your next payment set to $0! 

If you are not a Skillshare member

- this is a great opportunity to get access to thousands of courses to learn something new or develop your career and skills in all kinds of areas.

<< Read more about what Skillshare is and how it works >>

To participate follow these steps:

  1. Follow all 5 challenge organisers on Instagram @plushbrush @julia_henze @irinatrzaskos @marienoellewurm @bearbellproductions

  2. Repost the challenge image on your Instagram feed (you'll find it in my IG-feed)

  3. Post your artwork/designs using #BringSpring_challenge (so we can find it)

The Bring Spring Challenge starts on Friday 6 2018 and ends on May 1 2018.

The challenge rules:

- Create an illustration or pattern inspired by the 10 prompts. 

- You can do the different prompts whenever you want during the challenge, but in order to be eligible to the challenge prizes you have to do all 10 prompts and post before May 1st.

- Draw, paint, color with any media of your choice.

- You can join anytime during the challenge.

- And the most important rule ENJOY the process!

Extra inspiration & guidance

If you want some guidance and inspiration for your drawings or designs a tip is to watch some of our Skillshare courses.

For example, you can use my Classic Pattern Designs courses and create a Toile de Jouy or Indian Floral pattern with one or a few of the prompts. Or watch my illustration & markers courses and use those techniques for your artworks. Also, don't forget to check out the other top teacher's awesome classes. You can find us here:

Marie Noëlle Wurm - who teaches classes on creativity and illustration
Follow Marie Noëlle on IG >>

Anna Sokolova - who teaches classes on illustration and pattern design
Follow Anna on IG >>

Irina Trzaskos - who teaches painting with watercolor
Follow Irina on IG >>

Julia Henze - who teaches lettering, urban sketching and illustration
Follow Julia on IG >>

and me Bärbel Dressler - who teach about classic pattern designs, illustration and markers
Follow me on IG (you do already, right? :-D)

If you don’t have a Skillshare membership we can help set you up with a free 2 month trial.

<< Get you 2 month free trial here >>

5 winners will get awesome prizes!

From all participants who have used all prompts and posted their artwork according to the rules we will choose 5 winners that will get a 1 year premium Skillshare membership each that will give access to all courses (over 18.000).

The winners will be appointed by the 5 organisers of the Bring Spring Challenge.

Hope to see you in the challenge!

And if you have any questions, email me at or write a comment in the challenge post on my IG feed.

The Bring Spring Challenge starts on Friday 6 2018 and ends on May 1 2018.

** This challenge isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.