The Magic Carpet
- My concept is within the the team domain of creative learning for children by focusing on introducing colour theory. It is a large carpet placed on the floor where children can do free hand drawing and colouring using specially designed gloves. The carpet is designed to be used in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom setting for children 4 and 5 years old. It will require minimum input from the teacher except where they are guiding the students. It is open ended to the extent where drawing and colouring is free hand, no existing shapes will be on the carpet.
It is a collaborative tool allowing multiple users to participate in drawing and colouring at a time. The gloves will not only be used for drawing, and colouring but also will be used for colour mixing. The gloves will be white, black, red, green, and blue. The white gloves can be used to erased a drawing or parts of it, the black glove can be used to draw virtually anything they imagine and can draw. The Red, Green, Blue gloves are primary additive gloves and serve as a colour in tool. If they want their drawing to be coloured in green they would use the green glove for example. However the coloured gloves RGB, are also used for colour mixing. They are the standard additive primary colours and when combined produce Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta. To mix colours the child would have to first be wearing both gloves at the same time. Secondly they would have to put the glove down on the drawing at the same time to produce a new colour.
Collaboration & Individual interaction
It works both collaboratively and individually. If a child uses one red glove and one green glove the colour output would be yellow. If children are working together, one child wears a pair of green gloves and the other wears a pair or red gloves, together they output the colour yellow on the mat. The Sketches below represent the current interaction intended with this concept.
The ideal journal concept however I am still putting together. Hopefully I will finish defining it by next week.