Unlocking creativity in children through illustration | Calvin Innes

Calvin strongly believes that drawing allows children to express their thoughts in a way that nothing else can. His talk reveals how drawing can have a major influence on children’s ability to express themselves – in ways they may never have been able to do through the written word. Calvin Innes is an artist, illustrator, author and cartoonist who has spent the last 20 years creating all kinds of weird and wonderful illustrations for thousands of different projects. His ethos has always been, ‘if it can be drawn on, it probably should be drawn on’. While this didn’t go down too well during his youth, it sparked a diverse artistic career spanning children’s book illustration, concept art development, comic book illustration, toy design, large-scale mural painting and even tattoo art. His creative versatility has seen him collaborating with some of the world’s most recognisable brands and delivering interactive drawing workshops for schools across the UK, helping children to embrace their inner creativity, express their ideas and imagination through art, and most of all, to have fun through drawing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


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