Students from Archbishop Tenison's School, London visited the artist Sophie von Hellermann in her studio.
They asked her about work – such as why she used mythical creatures in her images and what inspires her. She drew a watercolour portrait of the group. The pupils returned to school to share the experience of what they had learned with their classmates. This film is part of the Great British Art Debate.
Alison Smith is lead curator of Watercolour and Curator (Head of British Art to 1900), Tate Britain.