Be inspired by Shakespeare to draw, paint, collage, sculpt, photograph.

Here are a few ideas for visual art projects:

  • Design a cover for a new edition of one of the plays
  • Design a map for a shipwrecked island
  • Create a collage of an image from a play (eg a castle, a ship etc)
  • Photograph an image which could be a poster for a play
  • Design a costume for a character from one of the plays
  • Create a set design for a play
  • Use textiles to create a 3D image
  • Paint a character from a play
  • Use face paint to design make up for a fairy king or magical beast
  • Create a piece of art based on themes from the play

Themes in Shakespeare:

  • nature / love / power / confusion / betrayal / time / magic

You might find ideas and inspiration here:



Be inspired by lines from Shakespeare:

  • Brave new world – The Tempest
  • You Banbury cheese – Merry Wives of Windsor (insults)
  • All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players – As You Like It
  • We are such stuff as dreams are made on – The Tempest
  • Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, And some have greatness thrust upon em – Twelfth Night
  • If music be the food of love play on – Twelfth Night
  • To thine own self be true – Hamlet
  • Nothing will come of nothing – King Lear
  • The course of true love never did run smooth – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Lord, what fools these mortals be! – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so – Hamlet
  • We know what we are, but not what we may be – Hamlet
  • This is very midsummer madness – Twelfth Night
  • We have seen better days – Timon of Athens
  • To be or not to be – Hamlet

Submitting your work

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