This is a studio-based practical module in an area of art and design chosen from textiles, ceramics/3D, painting, photography, video, or combinations of these. Students will develop a body of creative work which responds to primary sources which centre on the area of the history of children viewed at first hand in collections such as Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, Pollock's Toy Museum etc. Artefacts might include toys, games and costume. After initial research in both written and visual form in a sketchbook/journal, the students will develop a visual response to the source material. They will choose to focus on specific child-centred notions such as 'The Home', 'Identity', 'Play' or 'The Outside World' as exemplified in their sources, and through a process of visual exploration and thinking develop work of their own which interprets these ideas. Contextual awareness of artists such as Joseph Cornell, Peter Blake and Eduardo Paolozzi, who use collections as a basis for their work, will be stressed as possible exemplars. The module will be introduced by means of a lecture and field visit. Students may work either individually or in small groups. If collaborating in groups, work must give evidence of individual achievement in learning.