Meet Mohammed Ali, a Birmingham based street artist | Art and Design - What is Art?

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Birmingham-based street artist Mohammed Ali uses aerosol paints to create murals around his home town. He reveals why he loves being an artist and creating inspiring designs around his community. Subscribe for more Art and Design clips from BBC Teach on Thursdays when we have them in: If you found this video helpful, give it a like. Share it with someone. Add the video to your own teaching playlists. Create an account, subscribe to the channel and create playlists for different age groups, sets and syllabuses. ===================== Birmingham-based street artist Mohammed Ali receives commissions from local people around his home town to brighten up their walls - and the city in general. Mohammed uses aerosol paints, and bases his designs on aspects of his life and experiences. In the film he talks about what inspired him to become an artist – rather than an accountant or doctor, as his parents might at one time have preferred – and the process of being an artist, which includes trial and error. He says he was born with the language of creativity. He bases his work on themes that are relevant to society as a whole and is committed to trying to improve lives with his art. This clip is from the BBC series What is Art? A collection of short films from the BBC following a day in the life of seven UK-based artists and designers For our What is Art? playlist: For our Art and Design playlist: For Class Clips users, the original reference for the clip was p03pctvs. ===================== Teaching Art and Design? The clip will be immediately appealing to KS3 pupils and could serve as an inspiration for a suitable project. The pupils could be invited to produce a relevant design for a mural for a given wall. This could be a wall on the school site or they could be asked to select a possible location from their local environment. This would be a good homework task and they could be asked to photograph possible locations. The teacher could set a specific theme for the design or provide them with a more open brief. The pupils could create a series of drawings, beginning with sketches that demonstrate their research into the theme, before creating a more realised design in colour. Students should be made aware that permission from the owner is needed to paint on buildings and the health and safety implications of painting outside in public spaces. This clip will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd Level in Scotland. ===================== For more clips from other subjects at the BBC Teach YouTube channel: More from BBC Learning Zone: More resources from BBC Bitesize: ===================== Subscribe to create your own customised playlists, and get notified about our latest clips. As we have them, new videos will be uploaded on the following days: Mondays: Biology, Computer Science, Music, Religious Studies Tuesdays: Drama and Performance, English Language, Maths, Physical Education Wednesdays: Languages, Media Studies, Modern Studies and PSHE, Physics Thursdays: Art and Design, Chemistry, Geography, History Fridays: Business Studies, Design and Technology, English Literature, Early Years