DesignLab Nation offered our Art students an amazing opportunity to investigate the theme of identity in a project that brings schools together with museum educators, practising artists and designers and the local and National Museums’ collections to work on projects. DesignLab aims to inspire a new generation of creative practitioners as well as broaden young people's understanding of the designed world around them, how it is made and its impact on society and the environment.
Day 1, The Box, Plymouth. We had an introduction to the project, a tour of the different galleries using investigation methods and developing drawing skills. We were then guided by Danielle Chaker, local freelance stylist and fashion designer with Makers HQ, and looked at icons from the past, links to music, decorative jewellery, and identity through fashion. Working in groups, students have been asked to start considering a design for a specific person/ client based on their research. The students were exemplary ambassadors for Eggbuckland and gallery staff were full of praise for their focus and behaviour. Day 2 of the project will see the thirty students travel to London for a very special day behind the scenes at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Watch this space or follow on Instagram @art_ecc for more details.