Rain, Steam and Speed - The game board 

The content:

The children are going to create a game board to play together as a family inspired by the painting of William Turner: Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway. They will draw a steam train, an hare, a boat, a cart with a horse and a bridge.

The medium:

A2 Paper. Felt Tip Crayons.

What are we going to look at: 

William Turner is an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolorist. He is known for his expressive and imaginative landscapes and turbulent, often violent marine paintings. Turner was born in Maiden Lane in Covent Garden to a modest lower middle-class family. He lived in London all his life, retaining his Cockney accent. A child prodigy, Turner studied at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1789, enrolling when he was 14, and exhibited his first work there at 15.


Intensely private, eccentric and reclusive, Turner was a controversial figure throughout his career. Turner is buried in Saint Paul's Cathedral.

He left behind more than 550 oil paintings, 2,000 watercolours, and 30,000 works on paper.