Art Club got off to a great start with an even newer Falcon Design!
Several Art Club members tag-teamed this design together.
If you'd like to use this design on your TMHS stationary, poster, etc contact Ms. Ridgway for a better quality image, or take it from here. Please credit TMHS Art Club Fall 2012 when you use our "Art Club Falcon. Thanks!!
Ryann sketched out a life-size protoype to help communicate our ideas (a falcon design that can flap and fly - like wings!"). Lena researched for strong frontal images of falcons with wings spread wide, Nikki worked on letters, and Ms. Ridgway built the frame, ordered supplies and stretched the "silk." Then, Nikki and Alaney transferred the design onto the silk screen. Ridgway and Alaney, and even Micheal Limbaugh painted screen-filler around the design and Ms. Ridgway printed 2 white on blue, and two blue on white designs just in time to show them off at the Homecoming Pep-Assembly!
We printed Versatex opaque white ink on a dark-blue micro-fiber towel from sweet-smiles (Amazon.com) and a cookie-monster blue "cuddle comfort" fabric sample from JoAnn's. We didn't have the right color blue fabric ink, so we used Speedball Blue Acrylic, which isn't wash safe, but looked great on the white micro-fiber towel, and the white cotton terry-cloth sample from JoAnn's. The terrycloth feels more like a towel, but it absorbs a LOT of ink! Micro-fiber absorbs less ink, and the sweet-smiles towel's blue color is most striking. The design was made to be light on dark, and some things don't make as much sense dark on light (like the inside of the mouth is light, the space between the talons is too prominent. Everyone likes the look of the white on blue towel best, but the ink is stiff and scratchy! When we talked of how they felt, the terry-cloth towel with Jacquard Textile Color was preferred.
Ridgway ordered a sample of another white ink that might be softer, and 10 microfiber towels. We'll print these 10 towels at our next 8-Hour Art Club Workshop - October 6th! Come learn how to screen-print! Bring your own towel and go home with the new falcon design, and help print the 10 new towels to test our fundraising market. 10-6pm - Potluck. Sign-up with Ridgway in advance to be sure we have enough supplies.
TMHS ART CLUB HISTORY
In 2012-13, Art Club kicked off the year with a school logo contest! Uncertain about the origin of the many fabulous falcons in our community, we determined to establish a firm, fresh falcon for this fifth year of our school. The following designs were submitted, and for fierceness and strength, Derek Isturis' "Ya Feelin the Thunder" took first place:
Throughout the year, we learned a lot about where our other falcons come from:
...and together, Jeannie Macaulay and Ms. Ridgway designed a new heading for our bulletin: