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Fashion Design
and Textile Art

If you love color and design, and want to learn more about sewing, embroidery, beading, textile art and upcycling, then this is the summer fashion camp for you! Come prepared to indulge yourself in creativity as you spend two weeks completely immersed in designing and creating various textile and upcycling projects.

You will learn some hand stitching as well as how to use a sewing machine as you construct your designs. We will also take a field trip to learn how to choose the fabrics that best suit your designs and gather more supplies to use in your projects.

Your additional projects may include fabric collage, block print stamping, and wax painting. Your culmination will include a showcase of all your designs: family and friends are invited!

Please bring 3 white t-shirts to modify, a hat or cap to decorate, and jeans or any denim garment that you would like to embellish.

A sewing kit will be provided for you!

Fashion design workshops are open admission. Instructors will work with your child at their level. Your child will improve and learn new skills, whether they are a beginner or have been designing for years.

  • 2 pairs of old jeans in any size
  • 5-10 shirts to be used in upcycling projects

Minnie Christine Walters has a BA in fashion design from Washington State University, a MA in musical theatre from Oklahoma State University and an MFA from California State University, Fullerton, in costume design. She has taught for many years on the college and high school levels and continues to work full-time for Idyllwild Arts Academy in the Fashion Department. She is the resident costume designer for the opera workshop at CSUF. Christine believes in bringing back to the classroom “real life” design experience to share with students, so she has continued to pursue her professional design work. As a costume designer she has worked for major theatres such as the Santa Fe Opera, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Pasadena Shakespeare Company and the Hollywood Bowl. She has worked for major directors such as Gordon Hunt and Michael Buttler (producer of HAIR) . In addition, Minnie Christine has been singing since the age of six, is an accomplished pianist, violinist, trombonist and actress. She also enjoys painting, drawing and all types of craft work.

Age: 11-13

July 3 – July 16, 2022
Two-week session

Student Fashion Show Saturday July 16th, 9:30am

Tuition, room and board:

Day student tuition:

Lab Fee: $90

Enrollment limited to 10 students.
(Total capacity includes Residential and Day Students)

Minnie Christine Walters

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