Alternative Art Forms To Try

This experimental painting features black and white paints in thin rings. Photo by Adrien Converse on Unsplash

Art can take all kinds of shapes and forms. If you are feeling creative, but you want to try something different to the more traditional and popular forms of art, such as painting, drawing, photography, then you have a vast range of options available to you. As with any new activity, picking a new type of art to try can be daunting, and it can be hard to know where to begin. The internet is a fantastic resource for art as there are endless tutorials, guides, and online communities which can help whether you consider yourself an artist or if you are just getting started. Here are a few alternative types of art to try the next time you are feeling creative.


There are few things more impressive than beautiful handwriting. This is particularly true in today’s digital world where people are writing by hand less and less which means that people’s technique is often poor. Calligraphy can be easy to start, highly rewarding, therapeutic and provide you with a skill that will always impress.

Look online to find practice sheets, video guides, and tips which will help you to get started.

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Animation is soaring in popularity due to the fact that it is now such a big part of modern day life, most notably in cinema. If you have an interest in film, design, and computers, then animation could be the perfect art-form for you.

It can be challenging to start, but there are lots of helpful guides that will help you to get to grips with the basics. Although it can take some time, this is an incredibly rewarding art form and one with endless potential.

Plastic Casting

Plastic casting involves creating a mold which is then filled with a liquid synthetic resin which hardens and creates a plastic model. Artistic castings and mouldings can look fantastic, and you can create a model of just about anything that you want which could be used as an ornament, a prop or for a practical purpose.

This can be tricky to get started with, but you can often buy starter kits and find helpful tutorials and articles online.

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Interior Design

Interior design is a fantastic form of art which allows you to be highly creative and to create stylish, welcoming and practical spaces for people to live in. This is a great type of art to start as it means that you can make significant improvements to your own living space which can have a huge impact on many areas of your life.

Interior design courses will be the best way to educate yourself in this practice, but it is also something that you can simply start doing straight away, and you can look online for guidance, resources, and so on.

It can be great fun and a good challenge to try your hand at a different type of art. These are a few alternative types of art which many people enjoy doing whether they consider themselves to be artistic or not. You may find them to be highly therapeutic, relaxing and a terrific way to express yourself which could have a massive impact on your life.