Art Jamming for Beginners: Popular & Beginner-Friendly Themes

You don’t take a photograph. You paint it.


Artist Celine Chia, 2021

Have a picture in your mind and jam it onto a canvas. Let your ideas flow and do whatever you want. There is no right or wrong in art. With that in mind, let’s dive into some of the popular themes that are suitable as art jamming for beginners.

Art Jamming ideas and beginner-friendly themes: 

Art Jamming for Beginners: Minimalist Art Style
Minimalist Theme

Minimalist – 4-5 colours in the canvas, and the colour palettes are matching and goes well together. Some of the common colours and shades are beige, pastel pink, white, black and navy blue, tiffany green or teal colours. There is no colour toning, hence it is very beginner friendly

Art Jamming - Scenery theme
Scenery Theme

Scenery – People usually like it because of the colour gradient. They find it therapeutic and relaxing, and is also more beginner friendly. The silhouettes can be easily achieved by using black paint to paint over the background.

Art Jamming for beginners - animal theme, Ngiri Dog painting
Animal Theme – Nigiri Dog

Animals – They love to draw their pets, and dogs and cats are the most common among them. It can post a challenge due to the details needed to paint it.

Art Jamming - Cartoon Theme Paddington Bear painting
Cartoon Theme: Paddington Bear

Cartoons/Anime – Due to the nature of the colours, the canvas usually stands out a lot. The colours used in this case are more vibrant and bright. We usually use warmer colours in this art style. Depending on the anime/cartoon, some colour toning might be needed, hence it may not be as beginner friendly in this sense. The details of the character may vary.

Abstract – Abstract art is the most beginner friendly and objective-based. It is very liberal, and consists of different shapes and sizes. The colours can be wrapped and meshed according to the artist’s perception. It can be perceived in many manners and interpreted in many ways.

Realism elephant
Realism Theme: Elephant

Realism – It is usually the least beginner friendly out of the 6 themes. You will need blending skills and techniques and catch the highlights and shadows of the subject you are trying to paint. Additionally, due to the nature of the paint (acrylic), the paint tends to dry up very fast and you might need to repaint the whole layer. However, with a proficient artist like Celine Chia to guide you along, you will definitely end up with a beautiful masterpiece.

At ccmonstersart, we have 2 main types of beginner-friendly art jamming workshops available. They are mainly the mini-canvas art jamming and the standard art jamming workshop. For Mini canvas workshop, the canvas are about 3.5 inches in width and height and requires the use of mini brushes to paint. For the standard art jamming workshop, the proportions are 20cm by 20 cm or 20cm by 30cm.

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