Art Jamming for Beginners: Popular & Beginner-Friendly Themes

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. These beginner-friendly themes are perfect to get you started on your artistic journey while having fun in a stress-free environment.

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

Artist Celine Chia, 2021

Art jamming is a form of creative expression that involves creating art spontaneously and in the moment. It is a fun and relaxing activity that is accessible to people of all ages and skill levels, including beginners.

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Art Jamming for Beginners Themes: 

The following are some beginner-friendly themes and art jamming ideas that are perfect for starting off, especially when it’s your first time diving into the realm of the arts.

Minimalist Theme

Art Jamming for Beginners: Minimalist Art Style
Minimalist Theme

In general, there are 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. In general, the minimalist style is easy to create since very few colours are needed, while portraying a sleek and clean feel.

Scenery Theme

Art Jamming - Scenery theme
Scenery Theme

In a nutshell, 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.

Animal Theme

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

Pet lovers tend to like drawing 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. Irregardless of your artistic experience, our artists will be here to guide you along your artistic journey in this field.

Cartoons/Anime Theme

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

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 depending on the cartoon or anime.

Abstract Theme

Abstract Art: The Darkest Bloom by Artist Celine Chia
Abstract Themed Art Jamming

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 Theme

Realism elephant
Realism Theme: Elephant

Realism-theme 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. Although this style of art is the hardest to recreate, but the feeling of satisfaction is definitely immense once you manage to complete this beautiful work of art.

Quick Guide to Art Jamming for Beginners

If you’re new to art jamming, here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Choose your materials: You can use a variety of materials for art jamming, such as paint, markers, coloured pencils, or even digital tools. Choose materials that you feel comfortable using and that fit the mood or theme of your artwork.
  2. Find a quiet and comfortable space: Art jamming is most effective when you can focus on your artwork without distractions. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can work undisturbed.
  3. Set aside a specific amount of time: Art jamming is a form of mindfulness, so it’s best to set aside a specific amount of time for the activity, rather than trying to rush through it. A good starting point is to set aside 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Start with simple shapes or lines: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure of where to start, try starting with simple shapes or lines. You can build on these basic forms to create more complex designs and images.
  5. Don’t worry about making mistakes: Art jamming is all about letting go of perfectionism and just having fun with the process. Don’t worry about making mistakes or creating something that’s not perfect. Embrace the unpredictability of the process and enjoy the journey.
  6. Let the creative flow take over: As you begin to create, try to let go of any preconceived notions of what your artwork should look like and let the creative flow take over. The goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience, rather than to create a specific end result.

Final Words

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.

Irregardless of your art jamming choice, we hope that this Art Jamming for Beginners guide serves its purpose to educate and guide you on your journey into the wondrous artistic journey.

No Paint, No Gain! 

Jam your stress away with our art jamming beginner friendly themes today! Check us out on instagram @ccmonstersart for the latest updates!

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