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An exploration of how children's creativity can influence design, specifically within textiles for fashion.

This project looked at the stages of that children develop their creativity and what factors influence the enthusiasm a child has towards art and design. I also looked at modern artists who tried to recreate the organic innocence of a child's first scribbles through limiting their skills. I responded to this research by creating a body of work that used illustrative textured fabrics with long processed techniques, which showed the influence of children's drawings in a contrasting manner. My visual influence for this project was taken from two case studies carried out in England and Uganda, where I got children of a similar age to practise free drawing and then analysed the results. The product of this exploration was a widened knowledge into what makes each individual the creative that they are and a selection of bold and colourful material explorations that embodied the energy of children.

Project Tags

  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Material design
  • research & development
  • textile design
  • illustration
  • Concept rendering
  • Art

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