Grayson's Art Club

Grayson’s Art Club announces celebrity and artist guests

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Starts Monday 27th April at 8pm on Channel 4

Grayson’s Art Club launches on Monday at 8pm on Channel 4, Grayson is here to help you battle the boredom and take you on a journey of art discovery. The series will include master classes, top tips on how to get started with art, inspiration to get your creative juices flowing and most importantly, show you how to have fun and make an artistic mess whilst in lockdown.

Grayson will also reveal the story of Alan Measles, his childhood teddy bear, and the source of inspiration for much of his art. He will be making a sculptured figure of Alan, following his progress throughout the series. The finished sculpture will then be displayed in the final exhibition of lockdown artwork (along with members of the public and guests) after the coronavirus isolation ends.

Each episode of Art Club will be themed, and Grayson is asking members of the public to send in artwork responding to each theme. Celebrity guests will also be creating art in keeping with the week’s theme, producing some surprising results. Grayson will speak to a high-profile artist each episode to find out what they have been inspired to create during the coronavirus period.  Joining the art club (remotely, of course) are...

Episode one

The theme of this episode is portraits, whether that’s a member of your family/housemate you’re isolating with, friends, neighbours or a celebrity portrait drawn from a photo. Comedian Joe Lycett will be joining Grayson to reveal a portrait he has created whilst in lockdown. Artist Chantal Joffe will join Grayson and give insights into her paintings. 

Episode two

The theme is animals this could be pets, exotic animals, the bird that lands outside your window every day.  Grayson will be joined by Harry Hill who explains the inspiring story behind his animal artwork creation. Maggi Hambling CBE a British painter and sculptor will be talking with Grayson about her artistic practice and creating work during lockdown.

Episode three
is the theme and for this one, and anything goes. It could be a scene of the first thing you’re dreaming of doing when lockdown lifts or an abstract creation.  Actress Jessica Hynes will show her fantasy design and British sculptor Sir Antony Gormley (particularly famous for his Angel of the North sculpture) will be sharing his artistic insight with Grayson.

Episode four

The theme is view from my window, which could be from the top of a tower block, your kitchen window, bathroom window, or the windows you pass filled with rainbows on your morning run.  Joining Grayson is Jim Moir comedian, artist, actor and television presenter, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer as Vic Reeves, he will be sharing his artistic impression of the view from his window. British visual artist Tacita Dean will also join Grayson to reveal what she has been inspired by during this most unusual time.

Themes and guests for episodes five and six will be revealed at a later date. The series will culminate with artwork made in isolation from members of the public and celebrities alike, that will then form the basis of Grayson exhibition which chronicles Britain’s mood and creativeness in isolation.

Grayson’s Art Club starts Monday 27th April, 8pm on Channel 4


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