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Rebecca Speed

Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice | Class of 2021

Curious Creatures

In the context of the current pandemic, school closures have resulted in parents and/or carers doing home teaching. Some children face more barriers than others, lacking access to the internet and/or technology. This made me want to explore learning through books and physical materials.

My aim for this project was to create something which was educational but engaging for children. I started by experimenting with and looking at activity books and decided to make it more interactive by expanding this idea into an activity box. I started applying illustration designs to games, books, and different print formats to create a collection orientated around the theme of endangered species in the UK. Colour was an important aspect of the appeal and this was extended through using the risograph. This, paired with the interactive nature of the box of activities, is designed to engage and educate children on this topic.