June 29 – July 2*
Instructor: Robin Hartmann
*Please note this camp is 4 days, not 5 days long
Join the next generation of fashionistas with this immersive fashion design camp! Design and create your own stunning, head-to-toe look for a special occasion using existing clothing, up-cycled materials and embellishments. No sewing machines necessary! You’ll create your look using a combination of hand sewing and (home-supervised) hot glue.
Your personal materials kit will come supplied with: fabric remnants, needles and thread, hot glue gun, a fashion magazine, sketch paper, and tracing paper. Students are encouraged to also source additional materials from their existing wardrobe.
Traditionally, this camp culminates in a runway fashion show. This show has been so inspiring in years past that we remain (conditionally) hopeful that we’ll be able to provide an (optional) opportunity to safely walk the runway in person at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex parking lot. Customized masks as well as strict social distancing & other safety precautions would be required.
All Summer Camps Include:
- Immersion into art-making, creative self-expression, and self-directed imaginative play. Online sessions are just the launching pad. Campers use their imaginations as their guide as they become engrossed in creativity throughout each day.
- Indoor/outdoor exploration and observation-based activities to strengthen campers’ perceptions of self, others, and their surroundings.
- Inspired creative challenges to hone campers’ creative problem solving and ingenuity with materials.
- A thoughtful bundle of art supplies provide a material foundation for campers’ creative endeavors (kits will be sanitized for safety and made available for pick up the weekend prior to camp).
- Dynamic remote interactions each day with artist-instructors, peers, and teen mentors to catalyze and reinforce each camper’s dive into their own curiosity.
- Each week will end with a joyful sharing of campers’ projects via Google Meets, an edited video, or possibly in some cases, a socially distanced sharing at the Arts Center.
Camp content will be hosted on Google Classroom, and will include face-to-face interactions & physical activities for 1 hour each day from 9:30 – 10:30 am, as well as prerecorded instructional videos so campers can engage and return to project instructions at their own pace.