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Youth Programs

Summer 2022 Kids Textile Camps

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Sample Week - Adventures in Fiber

Level: Open to kids ages 8-17

 

Cost: $290 all materials included

Before and after child care may be arranged for an additional cost. Students bring their own lunch.

 

When: These week-long camps run 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday

August 29 - September 2.

Dive into our stash!  We have updated this camp making room for exploration.  A more-relaxed class designed to introduce kids to world of textiles and have the opportunity to try out sewing and knitting and more.

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Sew Much Fun (First-Timer Sewing)

Level: Open to kids ages 8-17

 

Cost: $290, plus $25.00 for fabric (acquired on a field trip) because half the fun of sewing is shopping for fabric!  Before and after child care may be arranged for an additional cost. Students bring their own lunch.

 

When: These week-long camps run 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday

June 13 - 17 (Full) or August 1 - 5 (Full)

Discover the sewist in you!  In this project-based camp, we introduce students to the basic techniques of machine sewing.  Working together through a small garment pattern they develop these fundamental skills.  Students will have fun applying their newly found talents to creations of their own imagination. 

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#REVAMP #REPURPOSE #RENEW!

Level: Open to kids ages 8-17

 

Cost: $290,  Before and after child care may be arranged for an additional cost. Students bring their own lunch.

 

When: These week-long camps run 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday

June 20-24 (Full) or August 22-26 (Full)

 

How do we achieve sustainability?  Where does one person even start to make a difference?  Students will bring in garments they no longer wear or do not like the way it fits and together we will come up with creative ways to up-scale, revamp, repurpose them.  We aim to teach students how to begin to make their own wardrobe a sustainable one.   Let’s all work to keep clothes out of the land fill! 

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The Evolving Sewist: Advanced Sewing

Level: Open to kids ages 8-17

 

Cost: $290, plus $35.00-$50.00 for our fabric shopping trip to our favorite locally owned craft store. Before and after child care may be arranged for an additional cost. Students bring their own lunch.

When: These week-long camps run 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday

 August 15-19

Ready for your next a challenge?  The objective of this camp is to open that door to independent sewing.  We will guide students in applying their sewing skills and creativity as they progress through a sewing pattern.   We focus on the essential steps involved in working a sewing project from inception to completion. 

This class is designed for students who have previously taken our summer camps or have previous pattern sewing experience.  Deepen your knowledge and skills and discover the freedom to sew it alone!

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Paper & Cloth from the Kitchen Sink with Jen Schultz

Level: for children ages 8-17

Cost: $290 plus a materials fee $15 payable to Jen on the first day

 

When: These week-long camps run 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday

July 11-15

 

 

Local artist Jen Schultz join us  again this summer!  She brings to the studio a whole new adventure in texture with hand-made paper. 

This new camp immerses kids in the art of making paper and dyeing cloth to create their own hand-sewn books and other projects. With kitchen scraps and a little know-how, you can use those compostables to make paper and dye fabric the natural way. Hand-sewing and scissor skills helpful. 

 

Jen Schultz is a local Twin Cities artist with a rich history of teaching art and sewing (and other subjects) to children and adults alike.  Camp Cityfarm at Grace Center, fashion camps at the Textile Center of MN, Jen has shared her creative visions and abundant talent with our community and beyond.  Explore more of Jen’s recent work at JenSchultzStudio on Etsy.com 

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Sewing: The Next Steps

Level: Open to kids ages 8-17

 

Cost: $290, plus $35.00 for our fabric shopping trip.  Before and after child care may be arranged for an additional cost. Students bring their own lunch.

 

When: These week-long camps run 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Friday

June 27-July 1 (Full) or August 8-12 (Full)

 

Now that you understand the basics of sewing, let's take the next steps! In this camp we will expand your sewing skills, continue to learn pattern reading and lay out, improve on straight line stitches, hemming, and more. Students will complete a garment and a small project.  We will have a variety of patterns from which students may choose.  And we always make time for free sewing.

Perfect for anyone who’s taken our Sew Much Fun camp or has worked with a pattern to make a garment.

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Open Sewing

Level: Open to kids ages 8-17

 

Cost: $150. Students bring their own snack.

 

When: This camp runs 9:00 am-12:00 pm Wednesday through Friday

July 6-8

Campers have told us that one of the favorite parts of sewing camp is the time we set aside for free sewing. They really enjoy doing their own thing. So we put together this camp during this funky holiday week just for "free sewing". Campers can bring in a project from home they need help with. Bring in a new project they need help starting. Choose a project from our studio stash or just make up a project as we go along. This camp is designed  for the free spirit of each sewist.

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Spring Workshops for Kids

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After School Sewing

Level: for children ages 8-17

Cost: $140 for 4 weeks

When: classes will resume in September...happy summer!

This project based sewing workshop will focus on basic techniques, learning the machine, pattern reading, and sewing fundamentals.  One session per week, 2 hours per session for four weeks. We will have different, fun projects to work through.

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