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2016 Studio T-Shirt

Look at what arrived in the mail recently! I love how our T-shirts turned out this year.

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Since 2012, I’ve ordered studio T-shirts each summer as a gift for my students. It’s a fun way to show appreciation for being a part of my studio and build camaraderie among my students. And it’s good marketing, too.

Just for fun, here’s a peek at the designs from past years. 


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2014 T shirt


2013 Summer Camp T Shirt


I order my T-shirts through I like that your design is proofed by an artist on their team before it goes to printing. There are many music clip art options to choose from on their website. Or, you have the option of creating your own design in Photoshop or the program of your choice, and then uploading the design to their website.

Put on a happy F-A-C-E, my friends!

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20 thoughts on “2016 Studio T-Shirt”

  1. Love the t-shirt idea! I have thought about offering t-shirts, but I don’t charge enough to give them away. If you don’t mind my asking, what kind of price do you have to pay (on what quantity of shirts)?

    1. I think it came out to roughly $12/shirt. But if you order more, the cost per shirt goes down. It’s definitely worthwhile to shop around and compare local companies again the online companies.

  2. Would you be willing to share your Happy Face logo/image so we can do the same thing in our studios? Or tell us how you made it? Or did you have the t-shirt place do it for you? THANK YOU! Really creative idea. Can you also tell us how much each shirt cost? I have 65 students, so this could get pricey – but what a great advertising idea! Thanks for sharing – I love ALL your shirts! 🙂

    1. Hi, Jolene. I used Adobe Illustrator and the image files available at this blog post ( to create the F-A-C-E notes on the staff. Then, I uploaded the image to CustomInk’s site and added the text with their web-based design program. I’d be happy to email you the image file I made, if you’d like — just let me know!

      The shirts came out to roughly $12/each. If you order more, the price per shirt generally goes down. It’s worthwhile to shop around. Be sure to compare local companies, too.

      It’s been so fun to give out the shirts to my students this week! 🙂

      1. Hi Joy! I would love to use your idea, and if you’re willing to share your image file let’s talk about how I can reimburse you for your time and generosity. 🙂

  3. Love,love, love!!! I am still smiling!
    You never cease to amaze me with all your fabulous ideas!!
    I would love the image file!

  4. Hello Joy: I love your site, you have great ideas and are so dedicated. I saw your 2016 studio t-shirt – it’s great! I was wondering if you could email me the image file. I would love to use it as a gift for my students. Thank you again for the inspiration and great ideas.

  5. Hello, Joy! All of these shirt ideas are so wonderful. Thank you for sharing! I would love the t-shirt email of the images of 2016 as well as any others you do not mind letting me use. Thank you!

  6. Ahead of time, I ask all of my students to tell me what size they need. I collect this information at the same time that I ask them to let me know their summer camp / lesson package selection.

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