As an artist, how did you learn how to paint? How did you learn the best process for blocking out colour, for adding shadows, or creating texture? It is an ongoing debate as to whether or not it is necessary to invest in an art school or to undertake any kind of formal education in order to learn new skills and to be a true master of the art form

Even with the most natural of burning talents, it cannot be argued that having a great mentor to challenge you and spur you on is one of the best ways to develop any kind of creativity. When an artist finds the perfect mind or sparring partner to unlock true artistic potential it can be a match made in heaven, but finding the appropriate guide or tutor to help with this can often be tricky.

The BBC are looking for artists across the nation to offer them just this.


Would you like to receive intensive tuition to unlock your potential and improve your painting skills?

Do you think that with the right coaching and inspiration you could become a truly great artist?

BBC One is looking for amateur painters to take part in an exciting new show which will give 10 artists the chance of a lifetime to discover just how brilliant they can become.

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It is great to see a nation that is embracing creativity and art. We’ve already noticed the rising trend for creativity and producing art in our recent blog post and we think this publicly broadcasted recognition of the arts is something which should be celebrated!

If you enjoy browsing Art2Arts to buy your art online, have you ever wondered what it might be like to sell your artwork online with us too?

The BBC are looking for 10 artists to join them in their new show ‘School of Art’, and applications are open now.

If you’re interested in unlocking your creative potential and are over 16 years of age, then why not give it a go?

If you do apply for the show we’d love to hear from you, and how you get on in the process.

To all budding painters – we wish you good luck from Michelle and the team at Art2Arts!