Art and Design KS4: Experimenting with paint and charcoal

Stuart Semple’s favourite materials are paint and charcoal.

He demonstrates using these materials, and shows how more possibilities in line and tone can be achieved using charcoal as opposed to a pencil.

He demonstrates how to apply charcoal to paint to create tone and describes how he used all sorts of materials inventively in his early work.

From a series of BBC Teach clips exploring the artwork of six UK-based leading artists.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to exemplify techniques that can be used when drawing with paint and charcoal.

It also demonstrates the creation of large scale works in charcoal from a variety of sources, images and artefacts, and the use of charcoal on paint to achieve tone.

Students could be encouraged to experiment with different materials and new techniques, combining media in order to achieve a greater range of effects.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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