Presentation on theme: "Summer Fete 2010 Design a t-shirt, wear it to the fete, enter the competition and perhaps win the prize for the best Junior or Infant design Hamilton Primary."— Presentation transcript:
Summer Fete 2010 Design a t-shirt, wear it to the fete, enter the competition and perhaps win the prize for the best Junior or Infant design Hamilton Primary School PSA
The theme for the design is ‘summer’
What makes you think of summer?
Your design needs to be: The picture needs to be based around Try to make your picture eye-catching Use bold, simple shapes – don’t make the pictures too detailed or over-complicated Use strong, bright, fresh colours Think about the size of the picture in relation to the size of the t-shirt Think of using patterns or repeated images
Design considerations If your design is going to be symmetrical you need to know where the middle lines and centre are before you start Identify your picture area on the t-shirt The central chest is the normal area but you might want to use the sleeve areas or the back of the t-shirt Try to imagine what the t-shirt will look like on and try to imagine where the creases of the fabric will be and where the picture won’t be seen in full Colour of t-shirt material – white is the easiest to use as all shades of colour will stand out well against white
Planning your design Firstly plan out your design on a piece of A4 paper Use a lead pencil to begin with If you can, find images to help get you started from the resources you have available – books/magazines or perhaps from the internet You could copy/trace images and them adapt them Be prepared to make changes to your design at the beginning as your ideas might change once you’ve started Think about keeping the shapes you use simple and not too detailed to make it easy for you to paint it on the actual t-shirt Think about what colours you are going to use Once you are happy with your design plan you can transfer it onto the actual t-shirt using a light coloured fabric pen/chalk or charcoal pencil
What colours can be used Fabric paint comes in lots of different colours but can be mixed just like poster paint so you can use whatever colours you like Normal paint techniques can be used to apply paint Once the paint is dried and fixed by ironing, the t-shirt can be worn and washed again and again Textures can be created by using sponges, coarse brushes or splattered on but mind your other clothes or surroundings! Other materials include marker pens, highlighter pens, crayons and 3D embossed squashy gel type pens Ribbons, sequins, feather or other things can be stuck or sown onto the t-shirts but they might not be able to be washed and will be ‘one off’ creations
Use of stencils You might want to think about using a cut out stencil for large areas of colour and use a sponge to apply the paint – this a quick and effective way of applying paint You might want to find an image and copy/trace it to get the general shape of something and then adapt it
Use block printing You could make your own printing blocks or use a potato to print on to your t-shirt. It is a quick and easy way to create some really bright and eye-catching pictures
Ideas for designs
Start your design now Do a plan of your design on an A4 piece of paper
What next? Take your design plans home at the end of the day If you want to enter the competition you can either ask your parents or guardian to help you make the t-shirt yourself at home or The PSA will be running a series of workshops where they will provide you with a t-shirt and all the fabric paints and pens, as well as helping you to produce your t- shirt At the end of this week on Friday 11 th June you will be given a letter and booking form telling you more about the competition and the workshops Make sure you get your name in quick for a place on the workshop!