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Grades 5-8
June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019
Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm
$225 member/ $240 non-member
Instructor:
 Andrea Thompson and Maria Wible

Participants provide fabric and notions for this program. Students also provide their lunch.

Incorporate your interest in color and design while creating a unique outfit and accessories. Use fabric you design to create a sewn accessory. Students will also learn to read and alter sewing patterns and create unique fashion and accessory designs. Projects in this level 1 class will be less complex than projects in the level 2 class, offered in August; students are welcome to take both classes. Sewing skills are helpful but not necessary for this class. Students who took our fashion classes last summer are welcome to repeat this class for new experiences. Families and friends are welcome to come 30 minutes before the end of class on Friday to enjoy an exhibition of student work and a fashion show. Please bring three yards of non-directional, non-stretch cotton fabric and matching thread to the first class; bring a sewing machine to class, if you have one. If you are purchasing a sewing pattern, please also purchase what is called for in the pattern, including all notions. Call or email Andrea Thompson with any questions at athompson@michenerartmuseum.org or 215.340.9800 x115.

Students entering grades 5 through 9 in fall 2019 are invited to register for this class.

Students provide their own peanut free lunch and snacks for full day programs.

Individualized attention, inspired and supportive instruction, small classes, meaningful gallery tours, and award-winning teachers are hallmarks of our exceptional arts programs. Through exposure to a variety of art forms and materials, all courses encourage the development of new skills and build confidence in creative expression. In addition, our summer camps provide opportunities for lively social interaction and outdoor activities. Student work is exhibited in the Education Gallery throughout the summer.

Faculty member Andrea Thompson is an Honors graduate from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education and is working toward her Master’s Degree in Arts Education from Penn State University. She has been the Arts Education Coordinator at the Michener since 2015. One parent noted, “Andrea has built confidence in my children, and made their art class enjoyable and exciting. We appreciate her dedication and devotion to them and to the whole program. We feel truly blessed to have her as a teacher.”

Faculty member Maria Wible earned her Bachelor of Arts in Drawing and Painting and Art History from Penn State University in 2012, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Arts in 2016. She is currently the elementary art teacher at First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School teaching grades K – 3. Maria joined the adjunct staff at the Michener in 2015.