This textiles workshop shows printing and painting techniques replicable in any school. The group from Burnley, Lancashire made a hanging textile banner using water based textile inks. The workshop was led by artist Jacqui Smith.
The eight films show the key stages of making a hanging banner. The workshop was delivered on one day with a whole class of Year 6 pupils. The large design was created from a collection of individual block and mono prints which were brought together into one design by the painting of the background with water based inks. The two main techniques demonstrated are block printing, for which Jacqui uses cut out foam shapes on a cardboard backing and mono printing on a perpex sheet. The materials used are a pure cotton fabric (synthetic will probably not work) and fabric printing dyes mixed with pva. Jacqui explains why these materials are used in the films. It is suggested that each individual block is tested on paper before printing on the fabric to check it prints well and to give the children an idea of the thickness of the ink needed.
Key Stage:KS2 Art and Design
Overview:The eight films show different ways of printing textiles and includes students working both individually and in a group.
This lesson plan can be used to:
To start a textile project.
To develop ideas and understanding of processes and materials.
As part of study of any artist using textiles in their work.
As part of individual study.
Making a block
The students begin by making a foam bird block for printing.
Painting a big, bold design onto the block. Printing the block
Printing more complicated forms using block printing.
Designing for a monoprint
Making design for a mono print using a perspex sheet
Painting onto a perspex sheet to produce a one off print. Collaging together individual prints to make a group work.
One example of mono-printing by a student produces multicoloured decorative bird design.
Using textile inks
Painting with textile inks around the prints to unify the design
The teacher and the children reflect on the workshop and their work.