Zig Zag: Art

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companyBBC Wales
started12th May 1997
ended9th Jun 1997
last rpt26th Apr 2007on CBBC
11 school years
duration20 mins
subject 🎨Art
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English
Zig Zag Art title.jpg

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Art is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1990s & 2000s, covering art for primary school pupils.

Footage of children at work on art projects both in their classrooms and out in the world, plus meetings with professional artists, to inspire viewers to develop their own art work.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Light, Dark and Tone #1997-05-12-00-00-0012 May 1997
2. Line and Shape and Form #1997-05-19-00-00-0019 May 1997
3. Colour #1997-06-02-00-00-002 Jun 1997
4. Pattern and Texture #1997-06-09-00-00-009 Jun 1997


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1996-97 Summer 1997 Monday, 11:10am Wednesday, 1:25pm BBC2
1997-98 Summer 1998 Tuesday, 11:15am BBC2
1999-2000 Summer 2000 Friday, 10:50am BBC2
2000-01 Summer 2001 Thursday, 11:50am BBC2
2001-02 Summer 2002 Friday, 11:50am BBC2
2002-03 Autumn 2002 Monday, 12:10pm BBC2
Summer 2003 Tuesday, 11:10am BBC2

Learning Zone

Also broadcast overnight for block recording in BBC2's Learning Zone broadcasts, from 2:00am on Tuesday 22nd September in Autumn 1998.

CBBC Channel

Also broadcast on the CBBC Channel 'Class TV' service of schools programmes:


Music Nicholas Hooper
Education Officer Chris Hughes
Art consultants Nigel Meager
Julian Davies
Series Producer Peter M. Evans
Executive Producer Elizabeth Cleaver for BBC Education
Dai Williams
Producer Elaine Mullings


There were teacher's notes, a resource pack and a Video Plus pack available.



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