Is it refuse or Ralph Lauren? You'd never know with the new influence of trashion in fashion! After a fun journey to a local thrift shop, you will be ready to create your own designer duds under the tutelage of Cory Linsmeyer and Nina Perkins. You may create your own patterns, hand and machine sew them, fashioning completely original haute couture. Alternately, you may focus on trashion and upcycle unique objects into a wearable work of art. All creations will make their debut on the runway during our Friday exhibition. Please bring $10 for the field trip to the thrift store.
June 21-26, 2015
For campers entering grades 8-12+
Instructors: Cory Linsmeyer and Nina Perkins
Join Cory Linsmeyer for a fashion experience like no other! Cory is a UW-Green Bay alumnus who is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UW-Madison. Cory taught for the Summer Art Studio's Fashion Design class for a few summers, a few years ago and is returning with even more creative ideas and fashion flare. Cory was a design intern with Lara Miller, Ltd for a year and a fashion designer for Make a Wish Foundation. Past art camp fashion design students rave about the creativity and high fashion flare they experienced in Cory's class. Get excited about a fashion class like no other!
Nina Perkins has been sewing and creating garments since middle school as an alumni of the Summer Arts Studios Fashion Design class. She loves re-working old clothes from thrift stores into new and exciting outfits as well as creating pieces from scratch. Whether it be high fashion from the runway or just street style, Nina loves to pour over fashion magazines and blogs dedicated to the fun of fashion, and is excited to share her love of this world with her students.
Daily Class Hours:
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Friday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).
- Commuter Fee: $295 (includes instruction, lunch, and camp t-shirt)
- Resident Fee: $579 (includes instruction, room, meals, counselor supervision, evening activity transportation, and camp t-shirt). The cost of evening activities will vary depending on the camper's choice. It is recommended that campers bring $25-$30 with them to camp for activities and snacks.
- Class Lab Fee: $15
Guest Faculty and Artists
Campers will be taught by some of the finest teachers and professional artists from across the state. Click here for more information about this summer’s Art Camp faculty.
A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class." Please call or send us an e-mail if you have questions.