PHOTOGRAPHS BY SALLY J SHIM
Every week in J's class the students are given a topic to talk about in front of their peers. J spends time on the weekend researching a particular topic and putting together a presentation with visuals. Since the Grade 4 students are currently learning about ecosystems, J chose to talk about aquatic food webs. Instead of creating a power point presentation he wanted to draw an aquatic food web.
J loves to draw and he spent a lot of time working on his food web. I especially love his illustrative title. I really love this type of school work, where he is able to research, understand and then present a topic to his peers. And when you throw in a bit of creativity, it is pure fun for a kid. After seeing J's illustrations I decided to surprise him with his own art t-shirt.
IRON-ON TRANSFER ART T-SHIRTS
2. Color inkjet printer
4. Cotton t-shirt
1. Scan artwork. (You can adjust color/contrast in Photoshop.)
2. Print artwork on to iron-on transfer paper (follow iron-on transfer instructions).
3. Cut out iron-on transfer(s).
4. Iron on iron-on transfer(s) to cotton t-shirt using highest heat setting (no steam). Make sure you press down hard, especially around the edges of the artwork.
5. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Peel off iron-on transfer.
6. Watch your child smile with pride when he sees his new art t-shirt! (see first photograph)