Art and Design KS4: Contemporary British artist Stuart Semple

Stuart Semple explains how, for him, creating an exhibition is like producing a music album; each work is like a track, coming together to create a story.

He also describes how finding your own way of expressing yourself through art is like finding your own language.

He explains that he includes collages of images that he has collected, like a DJ sampling music.

He is shown listening to music as he paints, and demonstrates the expressive brushstrokes that he applies to canvas.

From a series of BBC Teach clips exploring the artwork of six UK-based leading artists.

Teacher Notes

Encourage students to take inspiration from Stuarts work and think about how music can influence their artwork.

They could attempt to make their own collage inspired by the music that they like.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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