Thursday, 31 July 2008

T Shirt design

Well we had an exciting morning at the Millenium Galleries in Sheffield this morning. They held a t shirt design workshop for children. This was inspired by the exhibition being held there at the moment, by Vivienne Westwood.
The boys drew their designs on paper first, but were very quick to get started on their shirts.
J's had a monkey theme, also an animal caught in a cave-haven't quite worked that one out yet!
The first thing he did was to cut the sleeves. He likes the ragged effect. I'm not sure if he still wants to, but he was talking about adding some fabric leaves. The drawings were done with fabric crayons which were then fixed.
D's had a slightly scientific theme. He has an appliqued heart attached, made a "medal" from ribbon and a plastic disc and some fabric crayon writing and drawings, complete with spider web!
What made the morning really worthwhile, the boys were so happy and proud of what they had done. There is something so good about making things and being able to use them.

1 comment:

karen said...

I think it's amazing that your boys went to a Vivienne Westwood exhibition, get them hooked young I say! I love her work but find myself too scared to go in her shop, I am always completely. under dressed. Love the t shirts!