Thorpe Studio Art Challenge

Brain Chase partnered with artist extraordinaire James Thorpe to create a virtual, hands-on art course for summer and after-school time. 

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Sculptor, painter, and musician James Thorpe is nothing short of an artistic genius. And let’s be honest – how often do you meet an artist that also sings to his artwork? Students who select the Brain Chase Art Challenge get to spend time with James each week in exclusive Thorpe Studio webisodes that demonstrate different artistic projects. Participants will thenmelted crayon boy follow suit to create art of their own and refine those artistic skills.


Once their masterpiece is complete, students will be asked to take a digital photograph of themselves with their creation and upload the photo to the Art Challenge page. They will also have the opportunity to write a few words to describe their experience and explain what they created.


The Brain Chase team will then review each student’s submission and respond with encouraging feedback within about 24 hours.


In addition to needing access to a digital camera each week, students will be asked to track down simple materials to complete each assignment. Here are the supplies students will need during the Fall 2016 program (don’t worry – we’ll also send weekly email reminders): 


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  • Program provides artistic balance to other academic electives.
  • Participants will have wonderful creations after completing their challenges.ThorpeStudioLOGO


  • Preparation required; most supplies can be found around the home or classroom, but some shopping might be necessary (see sample supply list above).
  • Art can occasionally be messy! Adult supervision is recommended.
  • Students must wait for teacher feedback and approval before challenges are completed (up to 24 hrs).


For more information about supply requirements for the Thorpe Studio Art Challenge, watch the video below or email us at

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