We run 6 design sessions alongside football sessions. We introduce Zonal through a presentation and by looking at the various badges, kits and slogans of football clubs across the globe and building a discussion around these identities, how they’ve evolved over the years, and the narratives behind them.
We discuss colourways, sloganeering (we replace shirt sponsorship with a respectful, motivational slogan), and kit design. In week 2, we hand out art kits for the participants to begin their creative work, whilst providing guidance, positive feedback, and the guide-rails for learning. From thereon it’s just a question of how far your imagination can go!
Who’s it for?
We work with young people who lack confidence, or who don’t thrive in a large classroom setting where they can be a voice and face that just doesn’t fit into mainstream learning. We want to inspire and develop young people to find their own voice and confidence through small group sessions and by having both the creative freedom and practical guidance to begin their lifelong love and appreciation of design.