The Tempest

A contemporary approach to illustration linking with an English department

Created by Adam Davenport

What were we trying to achieve?

Responding to the new secondary curriculum’s emphasis on cross-curricular links, greater focus on personalised learning and the creative use of ICT, the art and design department devised a new scheme of work that encompassed these elements. We knew Year 9 would be reading Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. Illustration was identified as a good linking concept. Further inspiration came from contemporary illustrations (in particular the work of Marion Deuchars). Fortnightly access to a computer room became a key to achieving our planned outcomes.

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