Art and Design KS4: Transforming a white van into a piece of art.

Artist Maryam Hashemi transforms a white van into a piece of art.

It is the first time she has not worked on a two-dimensional surface such as paper, canvas and paint.

She starts by using marker pens, and worries about the weather and the impact of this on her work. She explains how her composition will have to follow the shapes of the van.

Her swirling line drawings cover most of the van and she shares her enthusiasm at her finished work, driving off in the van that has been transformed into art.

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

Teacher Notes

Encourage students to take inspiration from Maryam's final piece.

They could paint an object that they’ve found white, then, using a black pen transform it with a composition of ideas flowing into one another.

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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