EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS

Students explore a variety of ways to use fabric crayons and fabric markers. 

Required Time

80 Minutes

Grade Level

Grade 1 to Grade 8

Subject

Art Techniques
Visual Arts

Vocabulary

fabric gradation textile art

Materials

Fabric Markers Polyester Fabric 25cm x 25cm (10"x10") Fabric Crayons Iron Masking Tape Newsprint Paper Bristol Baord Glue Stick Shish Kebab Skewer

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Steps

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step One

Step One

Tape the fabric to a piece of bristol board. Make sure you put tape on all four sides and pull the fabric tight. This will keep it from wrinkling while you draw.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Two

Step Two

Make 4 plan drawings on a piece of paper, or in your sketchbook to see how you want to break up the space. Make sure you leave lots of white space and have at least 8 sections. 

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Three

Step Three

Choose the plan you like best, or change it slightly. Work directly on your fabric. Begin by drawing in the largest areas. 

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Four

Step Four

Remember to use every colour at least once. Change the pressure when you are drawing. Notice what happens when you change the pressure. Try lots of different ways to apply the colour.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Five

Step Five

Carefully remove the tape when you are finished colouring the whole design.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Six

Step Six

Place the design between two pieces of newsprint.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Seven

Step Seven

Iron over the paper to set the colour. You will notice some of the wax from the crayons absorb into the paper. Set the iron to the synthetic setting NO STEAM. Repeatedly press the iron straight down on the paper lifting the iron up to move it. Continue for 1- 2 minutes. Do not allow the paper to move or the design may smear.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Eight

Step Eight

Remove the fabric from the paper. Notice how the colours have changed.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Nine

Step Nine

To make a hanging put lots of glue stick along the back of the top edge.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Ten

Step Ten

Place a shish kebab skewer or thin dowel along the glue line and fold the edge of the fabric over it.

EXPLORING FABRIC CRAYONS and FABRIC MARKERS - Step Eleven

Step Eleven

Tie a ribbon or some yarn to each end of the dowel.

Learning Goals

Students will be able to:

  1. Use fabric markers and fabric crayons to create a variety of effects;
  2. Blend colours to create new colours;
  3. Build on their own and others’ discoveries to generate new ideas;
  4. Explain their process;
  5. Express opinions about the works; and
  6. Support their ideas with evidence found in the works.

Extensions

  1. Provide opportunities for students to create an artwork using the ideas they have learned.

Prepare

  1. Place students in groups so they can share crayons and markers.
  2. Cut Bristol board into quarters.
  3. Purchase polyester cotton. One metre (yard) will yield about 12 pieces.

Introduction

  1. Explain that fabric markers are made to be used on fabric. Once they are ironed they become permanent so the fabric may be washed.
  2. Explain that fabric crayons are made to be used on fabric. Once they are ironed the colour becomes brighter and the they become permanent just like the markers.
  3. Explain that today's class is for experimenting with the fabric markers and fabric crayons so that they can learn as much as possible about how these drawing tools work. 
  4. It's a time to play with ideas and see what happens.
  5. They should try to get as many different effects as they can, share ideas and learn from each other.
  6. Introduce the challenge.

Activities

The Challenge

  1. Use every colour of the fabric markers and fabric crayons.
  2. Blend colours to create a variety of effects.
  3. Apply different amounts of pressure to change the intensity of colours.

The Process

  1. Demonstrate how to tape the fabric to the Bristol board. Remind students to make the fabric tight as they tape it.
  2. Ask students to plan 4 different designs. Ensure they leave lots of white space and break the page into at least 8 areas.
  3. Guide students through the steps outlined in this lesson plan.
  4. Observe students as they work. 
  5. Provide individual assistance and encouragement.

Sharing

  1. Place students into small groups. 
  2. Ask them to: 
    Talk about how various parts of the images make them feel. 
    Compare their work and describe to each other what they did to get certain effects.
    Consider how doing these experiments might help them if they were drawing a picture on fabric.

Assessment

  1. Observe students as they work  – thoughtful focus, discriminating, seeking more information, elaborating, experimenting
  2. Observe students as they discuss the art works – active listening, insightful contributions, supporting ideas with evidence found in the artwork and from personal experience.
  3. Use a checklist to track progress. (Download - FABRIC_tracking.pdf)
  4. Have students use the self-assessment form to evaluate their work. (Download - FABRIC_self-assessment.pdf)