Art and Design KS4: Finding inspiration to paint

Artist Anna King visits some old joiner’s sheds, which have inspired several of her paintings.

She explains how this unlikely location has inspired her work and why she finds it such a fascinating location to paint.

She walks through the empty rooms explaining how the buildings and landscape have changed through the passage of time.

She also identifies colours and textures of decay that would and have inspired her work.

Teacher Notes

This clip can be used to show how to record photographs outdoors as inspiration for developing a painting.

It also demonstrates techniques for painting and drawing landscapes.

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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