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Design Your Own Apparel Using Adobe Spark Post

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Thursday, December 3, 1:00–1:50 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Sherri Kushner  
Have your students ever wanted to design their own custom logos or apparel for your class, after-school activity, sports team or to advocate for a cause? In this workshop, use Adobe Spark Post to design your own headband, shirt or mask using heat transfer vinyl.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Adobe Spark Post
Topic: Maker activities & programs
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Innovative Designer
  • Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn to design logos with text and icons using Adobe Spark Post. They will learn to download and transfer their designs to the vinyl cutter to cut out their logos on heat transfer vinyl and heat press onto apparel. They will view student samples and hear about the five year process of my students using apparel sales to fundraise and build our makerspace while increasing school pride and student agency. Options for remote learning will be discussed!


10 minutes- Discussion of my schools' story-- how students created the shirt design program and have expanded their line and technologies used over the years.

20 minutes- Demo and design using Adobe Spark Post

30 minutes- vinyl cutting and heat press demo

10-30 minutes- Sharing, wrap up, questions, discussion of equipment and resources

Supporting research

This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community--a Life in Streetwear, by Bobby Hundreds

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Sherri Kushner, Chute Middle School

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