BBC One are launching a new programme soon, The Big Painting Challenge, which follows ten artists as they take on a series of challenges to become the UK’s best amateur painter. Inspired by the programme BBC Learning is running a series of events to engage adults and children in art.
On the 25th February 2015 BBC Learning will be streaming a live art lesson ‘#Draw Along’ aimed at Key Stage 2 children. The Live Lesson will be accessible to teachers across the UK, parents / guardians at home or from children’s hospital wards as long as you have the internet you can be involved. The stream will enable you to link live to the opportunity at: www.bbc.co.uk/bigpaintingchallenge.
The lesson will be presented by CBBC presenters Michelle Ackerley (Totally Rubbish) and Ricky Martin (Art Ninja). The 45 minute lesson, running from 11 –11:45am will focus on illustration and how to draw facial expressions and emotions with the help of a surprise CBBC guest.
Nick Sharratt who famously illustrates Jacqueline Wilson’s books including the iconic children’s character Tracy Beaker will lead the Draw Along, sharing his illustration techniques and distinctive style. At the close of the session the audience will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with the team via email or Twitter.
The BBC would like as many children as possible to share in this opportunity and want people to spread the word by re tweeting the link: https://twitter.com/bbcarts/status/555320001025302528.
If you would like to find out what you need to take part in the lesson, please visit www.bbc.co.uk/bigpaintingchallenge.
If you have any questions regarding the live lesson please email firstname.lastname@example.org