The DIY workshop 

GROUP 5 
Concept 

How this will work 

Student Exercise

Exercise 1  Designing a simple matrix font After trying out various options we settled on a grid made of 9 dots arranged in a 3 x 3 matrix. By joining these dots with straight lines, we could not only make all the alphanumerals of the English language but also innumerable design patterns. 

Above: Students design letters and shapes based on a 3 x 3 matrix. Below: Students try out the exercise on Tshirts using doublesided tape and paper strips. Then they make letter forms and pose in groups to create wordimages. 

Exercise 2  Reconfigurable clothing Students experimented with different materials and techniques to create the 'sign wear' dress. These included buttons and ribbon strips, twocoloured lace running in a loop, velcro with stickon strips, etc. 

Below: Videos demostrating the various techniques used by students  
Exercise 3  Sign Wear Performances 

Image captions: Sleepy on Monday Active on Tuesday Combative on Wednesday Dreamy on Thursday Happy on Friday Ecstatic on Saturday Relaxed on Sunday 