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The Big Painting Challenge, Week 6 - The Final

Story added 17th Feb 2017

Art courses at City Lit

After six gruelling weeks, this weekend marks the final of The Big Painting Challenge, the BBC series where 10 budding artists have taken on a series of tough challenges to secure the accolade of ‘Britain’s best amateur artist’.

City Lit coordinator Alison Harper acted as Art Consultant on the programme, advising the production team during various stages of the filming process.

A tense semi-final had 'movement' as its central theme, with contestants Jimmy and Alan both struggling to secure their berth in the final. The judges eventually opted to send Jimmy home, leaving just four artists to slug it out in the final challenge - Alan, David, Jennifer and Suman. 

Have you been inspired by this series of The Big Painting Challenge? City Lit has a number of art and design courses running throughout the year.

Watch the final of The Big Painting Challenge 2017 this Sunday on BBC One at 6pm, and catch up on the series so far on the BBC iPlayer.