Summer Camp 2016



Summer Camp 2016

All camps are full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list please email.

LOCATION CHANGE: We are now at Ashlawn Elementary School (5950 N. 8th st. Arlington, VA 22205

Hello Crafting Enthusiasts-

Can you believe Summer 2016 is right around the corner?  I know many of you are busily planning your fun summer activities and we hope they include one, or a few, School of Crafts camps!

This year I have decided to switch up the scheduling.  I am hosting 6 different camps over a 3 week period in July.  There will once again be morning and afternoon camps! If students sign up for morning and afternoon camps the same week they will stay with me for the 12-1pm lunch hour.  Weather permitting I take kids outside to get a little fresh air.

As I am continuing to work with Arlington Parks & Rec.  I will be having all camps at Discovery Elementary School, 5241 N.36th st. Arlington, VA 22207 (though they always say this can be changed last minute).

I hope you are able to join me this summer for some crafting fun!
Take care mucho,
-Natalie





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