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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.

Identity Crisis

Ages 8-15 (Limit 10)

Ever want to step into someone else’s shoes? Ever wondered what it would be like to be someone else? Using the magic of costume, hair and makeup find yourself by creating characters and personifying others! This class is a great way to learn the basics of stage-make-up, wigs, and more. (Period 1)

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Pajamarama

Ages 8-11 (Limit 12)

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)

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Recycled Fashion

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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Costumes

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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Peculiar People Factory

Ages 10-15 (Limit 6)

Have an idea for a character you’d like to see brought to fruition? In this class we will explore what goes into creating a character through a series of drawings and concepts. Once your character is fully developed, we will create it in 3D. In the end you will have a 3D soft sculpture creation with a fully fleshed out character, and a record of how you got to that idea. (Period 2)

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Creepy Creatures

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Let your imagination run wild! Foam and fabric, paint and elastic – monsters and creatures will come to life. We will draw, pattern and build your ideas for your own soft sculpture monsters. Make ‘em goofy! Make ‘em scary! Make ‘em wild! 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)

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Fashion Illustration

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the creation of a fashion designer’s collection? Explore the “behind-the-scenes” actions of the fashion world and the exciting steps that go into developing your own clothing line. You will discover your design inspiration and create a themed mood board to help you sketch out and finalize a collection of fashion illustrations under your brand name! (Period 3)

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Handbags and More

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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)

Department: textiles

Quiltopia

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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CRCAP Runway

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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Knitty Gritty

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

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)

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Knock Yer Socks Off!

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

 (Period 6)

Department: textiles