Finding inspiration

It can be difficult to decide how to start an art or design project because there are so many things to consider. You will need to think about the following:

  • genre - what type of subject will you choose, eg portrait, landscape, still life?
  • design area - what type of design problem will you work on, eg architecture, graphic communication, textile?
  • theme - will your work show a personal interest, a social issue, a particular emotion?
  • artists and designers - what can you learn from the creativity, ideas and techniques of others?

  • Think of a title for your project. This can give you direction and let others, including the examiner, understand your intentions.
  • Don't start with a final outcome in mind – the creative process is just as important. Allow yourself to be inspired and make new discoveries.