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.
June 30 – July 13, 2024
Two week session
Student Fashion Show
Friday, July 12, 2024 @2:00pm
10 – 13
Total Capacity includes Residential and Day Students
In this hands-on two week intensive program, you will learn hand stitching as well as how to use a sewing machine so you construct your own designs. We will learn how to choose the fabrics that best suit your designs and cover sewing supplies, tools, and machines to use in your projects. We will go to a local thrift store to resource recyclable materials, then we will produce a fun fashion show for all students to wear their innovative creations. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and see your work!
A sewing kit will be provided for you but please feel free to bring your own kits and supplies, tools you would like to learn how to use and any fabric or trims you want to use.
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.
A variety of recyclable clothing that can be cut and re-worked into a design, ten pieces would be great!
Woven garments are best for beginning sewing lessons rather than knit garments
Extra buttons, beads, broken jewelry, lace scraps, extra fabric scraps you would like to use.
Old hats, scarves, gloves, boots etc. can also be incorporated into your total look
Minnie Christine Walters comes from a mid-western theater background. She has been in the commercial fashion retail/theater arts scene in Southern California for the last twenty five years. She has built her career by attending major universities with emphasis on Fashion Design/ Theater arts studies and has worked continually in the fashion/theater community around Los Angeles. Minnie Christine has a BA in fashion design from Washington State University, a MA in musical theater from Oklahoma State University and an MFA from California State University, Fullerton, in costume design. She is currently working on her PhD, always a lifelong learner! She has taught for many years on the university and college level for such schools as Chaffey College, Mt. San Jacinto Community College and California State University at Fullerton and San Bernardino. Minnie Christine believes in bringing back to the classroom “real life” experience to share with students so she has continued to pursue her professional design work outside of teaching. She has worked for major theaters 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 Butler (producer of HAIR) . She has also worked personally with actors such as Mr. Robert Goulet, John Schieder, Kristin Chenoweth and Christine Ebersole, to name a few. Christine brings the love of being on stage herself to her fashion/costume classes. She has been singing since the age of six, is an accomplished pianist, violinist, trombonist and actress. She enjoys painting, drawing and all types of craft work.
Kathryn Hagen is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and the author of Portfolio for Fashion Designers. She taught portfolio development for two decades at Otis College and also as Fashion Chair at Woodbury University. She has spent many years exploring fashion culture and its relationship to fine art. As she also maintains a practice as a fine artist, Kathryn is uniquely suited to shepherd young designers in developing strong portfolios that display both art and design talents.
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