January 6, 2016

Happy New Year! Summer Planning underway...

Happy New Year!


It seems a bit crazy that the new year has creeped its way through.  What is even crazier is that the new year always brings summer planning.  It never seizes to take me by surprise.  

This summer School of Crafts will be hosting it's 6th summer camp that will include 5 different camps over a three week period! Read on for more detailed information for what's in store this summer.



 Location:  tentatively at Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 N. 26th st. Arlington, VA 22213)

Registration: will be through a Survey Monkey Link found at the "SUMMER CAMP" tab at the top of this page.  Registration will begin February 17th at 8am.  



Intro to Sewing:
This class teaches the basics of sewing.  Mainly machine sewing will be taught, though some hand sewing basics skills will also be demonstrated.  Skills covered by this class include safety measures for cutting and sewing, fabric cutting (using shears and rotary cutter), threading a sewing machine and winding a bobbin, and use of a needle and sewing machine.  Students will create at least 5 real-life projects of their choosing to facilitate development of these skills.  Fees include materials.  A sewing machine will be furnished for in class use. Staff to participant ratio 1:8

Session 3: July 11-15
Time: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm
Fee: $230

Modern Quilting:
Quilting is no just for our grandmothers anymore! This class will teach students the basics of quilting using modern patterns and fabric.  Skills covered by this class include safety measures for cutting and sewing, fabric cutting, threading a sewing machine and winding a bobbin, creating and combing in quilt blocks or patches, and sewing a quilted project.  Some machine sewing experience is helpful for this class.  Students will complete at least one quilted project by the end of the week.  Fees include materials.  A sewing machine will be furnished for in-class use.  Staff to participant ratio 1:8

Session 4: July 18-22 at 1-4pm
Session 5: July 25-29 at 9am-12pm
Fee: $230

Using Patterns:
Have you seen some fun patterns at the craft store or online, but have no idea where to even start?  In this class, students will learn how to understand and use patterns to create a fabric item.  Skills covered by this class include safety measures for cutting and sewing, reading patterns (including sewing terms), cutting fabric according to pattern instructions, threading a sewing machine and winding a bobbin, and sewing a fabric item according to the pattern instructions.  Basic sewing skills are required.  Fees include most materials.  A sewing machine will be furnished for in-class use.  Staff to participant ratio 1:8

Session 4: July 18-22
Time: 9am-12pm
Fee: $230

Open Studio:
This camp is for students who already know how to sew, but would like to work on independent projects while receiving one-on-one assistance and supervision.  Basic sewing skills are required.  Students must select a basic fabric its to create during class and bring their own fabric.  A sewing machine, cutting tools, and thread will be furnished for in-class use.  Staff to participant ratio 1:8

Session 5: July 25-29
Time: 1-4pm
Fee: $210