Art and Design KS4: Starting a new piece of work

Starting a piece of artwork can be challenging and we join Maryam Hashemi performing her personal rituals of making tea before beginning her painting.

She draws random lines and swirls on the paper and then identifies forms from the abstract lines.

She draws in pencil, then applies watercolour and washes of painting.

Maryam explains the technique as she completes the process of painting with watercolour, mixing her colours in the palette.

From a BBC series Making Art Work which explores the creations of six UK-based leading artists.

Teacher Notes

Encourage the students to take inspiration from Maryam's methods to produce a piece of art working in an abstract way; defining shapes and forms based on feelings and emotions.

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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