Ashok was selected by our Young Producers to create a series of Dupatta’s (a scarf similar to a shawl associated with South Asian women’s clothing) linked to his Indian heritage using images of Swadlincote Town Centre as the focus.
The Young Producers and young people from William Allitt School worked over four sessions to research, develop and photograph parts of Swadlincote. These images were then manipulated using editing software to create kaleidoscope-style designs. These designs will be printed on to fabric for a series of Swadlincote Dupatta’s.
Harrison, Young Producer aged 17 explains more about the process below:
“We first meet up with Ashok and discussed the concept behind the idea and then went over to Sharpe’s Pottery where we took pictures which portrayed the idea of us living in Swadlincote and then went back to People Express were we used Motion which is a video editing software but is good to make kaleidoscopes and we had play around with it.
People Express held a Saturday event where we went out on a walk and took more images and edited these and made them in to kaleidoscopes and had a go on a template, which made large circles. Ashok took these designs and edited them on InDesign, which is an Adobe piece of software.
At the next meeting, he showed us the designs he did ready to be sent to the printers. The Dupatta’s will be used as part of the festival and one donated to a school in India. From this I have learnt the basics of all three of the different software.”