Banner making and flag making workshops

We can supply banner making workshops in schools, youth groups, community groups, with older people, and in Family Learning Projects. Banners can be made from silk and painted, or can be sewn using a variety of fabrics, applique techniques and painting.

A typical banner making workshop will lasts a whole day or two half day sessions resulting in everyone in the group being involved in the making of large banners or working individually to make small flags or bunting. 

Sessions can be targeted to suit a variety of ages and abilities.

Banner and flag workshops in schools – primary:

Infinite Arts can provide banner-making workshops as follows:

  • Artist to lead half day flag making sessions with one class ( approx 30 pupils)
  • Artist to lead full day making larger banners with one class 
  • Artist to lead training for teachers. Training the trainers.

Typical banner-making workshop plan

The total time for a banner-making workshop will depend on a number of variables including the age and abilities of the children, the type of banner being made. this example is for a silk painting session to make a few banners collectively.

  • Brief introduction to banners and flag making – 15 mins
  • design work individually 25 mins
  • design work collectively 15 mins
  • test painting 15 mins
  • drawing, painting and completion

For more information on the requirements for hosting a banner-making workshop click here.

For information on banner work in secondary schools click here

For training sessions for teachers and other staff click here

Banners for hire

We have a range of banners and poles for hire and dry-hire. Prices available on application.

  • Red Streamers
  • Gold banners with red edge
  • Tree banners
  • Lace Tea bag banners

How do banners work?

Banners and flags are basically pieces of cloth which operate with the wind. If you fix them at all four corners they will become like a sail and try to pull something along with them! Generally they are fixed along one side (the leading edge) and sometimes also along the top if there is a yardarm. This helps the banner to hang well even when there is no wind, so you can see the whole design. A curved pole does the same job but the banner needs to be designed to fit the curvature of the pole exactly.

What about banner poles?

Banners might be hung on long bamboo poles or on extendable carbon fibre fishing poles which are easier to store and transport. The pole is often set into a tube or onto a stake so that it can swivel in the wind and not get tangled.

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