Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Coco Chanel. Are you the next big name in fashion? Come explore the fast-paced world of a fashion designer, model, and stylist, You will be meeting deadlines, coming up with new fashion ideas, and producting outfits that are original, under the guidance of the fabulous Ahliah Brazeau and Nina Perkins. See if YOU have what it takes to make it in one of the most exciting and competitive fields in the world! Please note: the Fashion campers will embark on a journey to the local thrift store during camp. Please send them with a small amount of money (perhaps $10) that can be spent on extra supplies during this trip.
June 17-21, 2013 (Day Camp Only)
For campers entering grades 6-9
(If you are entering grades 8 or 9 in the Fall, you may register for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp if you wish to stay in the campus dorms as a resident camper).
Instructors: Ahliah Brazeau and Nina Perkins
Ahliah (Tess) Brazeau was raised in a family that lived by the adage: "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without".
Sometimes it was just to be frugal but often it was out of necessity. She was also taught that things didn't need to be dull or boring, or even stay the same thing. You could redecorate, recreate, or in today's lingo, "Upcycle". Seeing the potential in one thing to be useful in creating another different or better object is a way of life for her now.
Though she's dabbled, and sometimes excelled, in many different mediums, she has always returned to a needle, thread, and fabric as a base to express what she sees inside her head. I look beyond the three dimensional form, in people as well as objects, to see the potential often unseen by others. Then use primarily textile manipulation and mixed media to bring it forward, to show the world her vision of possibility.
Because of her heritage (Ojibwa) she has also developed the belief in looking forward and doing my best to ensure the next seven generations are taken care of. She uses objects purchased from thrift stores, friends, family or even things that catch her eye while just passing by. To the best of her ability she uses green alternatives in all of her art.
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 Camp Fee:
- $269 (includes instruction and a camp t-shirt)
- Lab Fee: $13
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. Tradewinds, of Green Bay, will pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information about this service will be described in your supply list letter. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class. Please call or e-mail us if you have questions.
Campers must select TWO classes -
Other Classes Available Include:
- Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing for Raku Firing
- Walk on the Wild Side: Wildlife Illustration
- Introduction to Fine Art Digital Photography
- Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration
- Exploration with Acrylics
- Beyond the Cover: The Fine Art of Book Making
- Mosaic Masterpieces
- From Junk to Jewelry