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Get behind a sewing machine and design the wardrobe of your dreams. From start to finish, you can create hand bags, costumes for the productions, recycled fashion, dolls, masterpieces of knitting knowhow, creepy creatures, quilts and more. Pick up fashion skills, meet new friends, and explore everything our textiles department has to offer.

Pajamarama: Ages 8-11 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

A sewing class for all skill levels with a slumber party theme.  Campers will learn machine basics and apply their new skills to create an overnight kit for their next sleepover. Projects will include a pillowcase. Overnight bag, pajama pant and matching T-Shirt. (Period 1)

 

Recycled Fashion: Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Starting with bags of thrift store finds, the class will begin to breathe new life into old clothes. Piecing together different parts of the garments while embellishing these new creations with trim, paint and a bit of ingenuity, campers create new fashion looks for the year 2017! Our designers show off their talents at the CRCAP Festival Day Fashion Show. Sewing experience required (Period 1)

 

 

Costumes: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

We need costume designers, sewers, gluers, and people with lots of good ideas to help make the best costumes ever for Charles River Creative Arts plays and musicals. Help create the designs, and build the final costumes for the festival stage production. Sewing skills a plus but not necessary. (Period 2)

 

Freaks of Nature: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Strange beings, bizarre life forms, and other weird critters will emerge from found objects, recycled materials, natural fibers and more. We'll transform the campus into an alien landscape populated by creatures from the imagination using textiles and visual media. Join this exciting new class and explore the boundaries of creativity. (Period 2)

 

 

Costumes: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

We need costume designers, sewers, gluers, and people with lots of good ideas to help make the best costumes ever for Charles River Creative Arts plays and musicals. Help create the designs, and build the final costumes for the festival stage production. Sewing skills a plus but not necessary. (Period 2)

 

 

Creepy Creatures: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

We’ll be whipping up all the crazy props the theater and media classes need. Have a blast creating wedding cakes, movie cameras, campfires, giant erasers, and who knows what else. We’ll design and build all kinds of fake stuff, and then watch with glee as it parades across the stage and screen. (Period 3)

 

 

Furniture Rehab: Ages 12-15 (Limit 8)

Department: textiles

Have you ever seen a gross, old chair on the side of the road and thought, what could that be turned in to? If so, this is the class for you! We will scour craigslist for the cheapest, weirdest looking furniture and completely redesign it. Turn a broken old bookshelf into an eye catching, statement piece. Rip the old fabric off an arm chair and make it beautiful again! Join me for this awesome new class where we make old things new again! (Period 5)

 

 

Handbags and More: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Handbags, hats, headbands and more! Learn to make a wide variety of fashion accessories with fun fabrics and techniques. Whether you can sew already or not, you can make fashion accessories that will turn heads. Take your projects home at the end of the session and let the school year be your runway. (Period 5)

 

 

Trash 2 Treasure: Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Trash to treasure is a textiles/art class where we will make clothing, jewelry, and accessories out of recycled materials! All session we will experiment with newspaper, bottles, paperclips, cardboard, and much more! We will also explore all kinds of different ways to make apparel other than with fabric and a sewing machine, including gluing, stapling, and stringing. Sign up to channel your creative brain and have a blast with us!

 

 

Quiltopia: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Begin with some basic piecing techniques as a jumping off point to make a quilt that expresses your own personality. This is a multi-level sewing class so come and learn to sew or if you already know how, come show us what you’ve got! The sky is the limit, the sewing room is your oyster! (Period 5)

 

 

CRCAP Runway: Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

The challenge is to create a hi-fashion look from a grab bag of fabrics and trims! The trick is to use all the items in your bag in one fashionable look. The designers will sketch their ideas and the staff will help them draft patterns and construct their designs. Your project builds to a Festival Day fashion show on the CRCAP Runway. (Period 6)

 

 

Hobby Horses: Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Horsing around or hot to trot? Interested in Scandinavian pop culture, feminism, ponies, prancing, and crafts? This class has it all. We will build our own hobby horses and learn to ride, jump, and prance like a pro. Be a part of the newest sport taking the world by storm! (Period 6)

 

 

Knitty Gritty: Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

Department: textiles

Have you been eyeing those fabulous scarves and wondering if you could knit one too? Or, are you in the middle of a project and need a little help or inspiration? Knitty Gritty is a class for all knitters – if you don’t know how, we’ll teach you. If you already know how, we’ll help keep the needles moving. In this class we will get comfy and creative. Let’s get down to the knitty gritty. (Period 6)