Summer Camp

Make-Modern Summer Camp

Nine Weekly Classes (6/21-8/20)

Two Sessions Per Day: 9-12pm + 1:30-4:30pm

Register your child for their rising grade Fall 2021

We. Love. Summer. 

Every week we offer a new theme that inspires creativity + fun.

Campers will complete two projects each day, plus a longer project that they work on all week. Prices include beautiful materials, a daily goody and ice-cream on Friday.

 

Some weeks focus on machine sewing and others on crafting — we have something for everyone! The afternoon projects will be more advanced for our older students. Summer days in the studio will be filled with new friends, amazing work and visits from our sweet piglet Frankie. 

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Week One: Celebrate Summer  6/21-6/25 

Start the summer with us! We’ll hand stitch + weave, grommet + glue our way into a variety of projects using all the materials we have available in the studio. Ever rug-hook a Swedish fish? Make a zillion friendship bracelets? This is just the beginning…

AM: Grades (K-2) PM: Grades (3-6) / $395

Week Two: Americana  6/28-7/2

Celebrate the 4th of July and the American spirit with a ton of handmade decorations this year. We’ll stitch patriotic buntings and explore traditional folk-art techniques including a quilted pillow and fantastic peg people. Were going to break out the natural dyes and tie-dye like it’s 1821.

AM: Grades (K-2) PM: Grades (3-6) / $395

 

Week Three: To The Beach  7/5-7/9

 

One of our most popular weeks, this is a great class for those who would like to learn machine sewing. Create flip flops that all your friends will want, machine stitch a beach bag that unfolds into a towel, and more! (Beginner machine sewers welcome, this class is a combo of crafting + machine sewing)

AM: Grades (2-4) PM: Grades (3-6) / $450

Week Four: Fashion Week (1)  7/12-7/16


Kids will design a bespoke summer dress and model it at the end of the week in a professional photoshoot! Designers will sketch + watercolor a fashion flat, read a pattern, and receive all the help they need using the machine to create their masterpiece. (Prerequisite: Beginner Machine Sewing at Make-Modern or equivalent)

AM: Grades (2-4) PM: Grades (3-6) / $480

 

Week Five: Inspired Artists  7/19-7/23

Framed Polka Dots like Kusama, colorful wooden doll a la Alexander Girard, a balloon dog like Jeff Koontz? Each day we’ll learn about a new artist and then create projects inspired by their work.

AM: Grades (K-2) PM: Grades (3-6) / $395

Week Six: Sleepover  7/26-7/30 

Design and stitch the cutest monogrammed pjs, slippers, sleepover bag, napping quilt more! (Prerequisite: Beginner Machine Sewing at Make-Modern or equivalent)

 

AM: Grades (2-4) PM: Grades (3-6) / $480
 

 

Week Seven: It’s A Small World. 8/2-8/6

Eachday we’ll travel to a new country and explore their crafting traditions: Sashiko stitching from Japan, Liberty prints from England, Danish modernism and more. All week, kids will be creating their own elaborate castle based on the Disney design work of Mary Blair. It’s a crafting trip around the world right here in Darien.

AM: Grades (K-2) PM: Grades (3-6) / $395


Week Eight: Fashion Week (2)  8/9-8/13

Kids design a bespoke summer dress and then model it at the end of the week in a professional photoshoot! Designers will sketch + watercolor a fashion flat, read a pattern, and receive all the help they need using the machine to create their masterpiece. (Prerequisite: Beginner Machine Sewing at Make-Modern or equivalent)

AM: Grades (2-4) PM: Grades (3-6) / $480

Week Nine: Room Design/Back to School  8/16-8/20


Your room will be ready for the new school year! If you’re interested in design, this is the class for you. Create a personalized bulletin board, comfy bed pillow, bed cover + more for your room. We’ll also create a custom pencil case and planner/journal so your books look chic too! (Beginner machine sewers welcome, this class is a combo of crafting + machine sewing)

AM: Grades (2-4) PM: Grades (3-6) / $450

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 Rising grade for fall 2021