Ricky Wilson swaps music for art in brand new CBBC show, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam
Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson is to switch the microphone for a paintbrush in new CBBC show, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam
" Lockdown Learning Published: 26 February 2021 Updated: 26 February 2021 Art was my favourite subject at school and I’m excited to ‘don’ my Art Jam apron and create some artwork for my celebrity friends - and of course show the CBBC viewers how simple it is to transform anything into a special and unique piece of art” — Ricky Wilson
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Art Jam launches Monday 1 March as part of BBC Lockdown Learning
Each episode sees the former art teacher invite a celebrity friend into his art studio to chat about their lives and art passions. Bringing with them three treasured objects, the celebrities will tell Ricky the stories and meaning behind them which he then uses as inspiration to create a stunning, bespoke piece of art just for them.
Famous faces joining Ricky for Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam include former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, YouTuber Joe Sugg, TV presenter Kem Cetinay alongside a host of other athletes, social media stars and TV personalities.
Ricky will also take viewers around the UK on a tour of street art, museums and art galleries, highlighting some of the artists and creators that have inspired him. Ricky will also show his celebrity pals some of the amazing art work CBBC viewers have sent in for the show.
Ricky says: “Art was my favourite subject at school and I’m excited to ‘don’ my Art Jam apron and create some artwork for my celebrity friends, and of course show the CBBC viewers how simple it is to transform anything into a special and unique piece of art.”
Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam is produced by BBC Children’s In-House Productions and will sit on CBBC as part of Lockdown Learning, the BBC’s biggest ever educational offering now reaching more kids across more platforms.
Lockdown Learning launched on the 11 January bringing together a huge range of educational resources across BBC TV and online to aid with home-schooling. Each week, Lockdown Learning has seen an average of 5m unique visitors to BBC Bitesize online and Bitesize Daily lessons on BBC iPlayer being requested a total of 2.6m times.
Lockdown Learning returns on Monday 1 March and, as it's been announced that schools will start to open up again, Lockdown Learning will continue to support pupils, parents and teachers that need us. Joining the teaching rota for the new term is Joe Wicks, who will teach about the Vikings and the Battle of Hastings; Mr Motivator teaching maths; and TikTok Sea Shanty star Nathan Evans, who will teach mini lessons available on CBBC and Bitesize social media.
For World Book Day this year (Thursday 4 March), BBC Bitesize has created a special collection of videos to be broadcasted on CBBC with authors Jacqueline Wilson and Dan Freedman chatting about the inspiration behind their novels, alongside singer Anne Marie and TikTok star Lucy Edwards, who will share their favourite books.
There will also be a live lesson for World Book Day hosted by CBBC’s Ben Shires and Bitesize Daily’s Mr Smith. The lesson will look about themes in stories and how to identify them and will include a live Q&A session with comedian and author of the Little Badman series, Humza Arshad.
Lockdown Learning is available on CBBC, BBC Two, BBC Bitesize, BBC iPlayer and the Red Button.
Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam launches on CBBC at 11am on Monday 1 March with all episodes available on BBC iPlayer that day.
Notes to Editors
Lockdown Learning sees the BBC’s biggest ever educational offering now reaching more kids across more platforms. On CBBC, viewers can watch Bitesize Daily Primary from 9am-10am, followed by 'edutainment' shows including Horrible Histories, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam, Our School, Operation Ouch and Celebrity Supply Teacher, up to midday.
Over on BBC Two, the channel is supporting Secondary school curriculums with episodes of Bitesize Daily Secondary complemented by Shakespeare and classic drama adaptations alongside science, history and factual titles from the BBC’s award-winning factual programming units.
This TV offer sits alongside a wealth of online content which parents, children and teachers can access when and where they need.
Please click here for more information on Lockdown Learning. For parents needing home schooling advice, please check out the Parents Toolkit.
Curriculum-relevant and native language educational content for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is available on BBC Bitesize, with educational programming also available every morning at 10am on BBC Scotland.
February 26, 2021 6:23am ET by Pressparty