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August 3-7
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm
$290 member | $310 non-member
Instructor: Andrea Thompson and Maria Wible
Participants provide fabric and notions for this program. Students also provide their lunch.

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.

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 2 camp will be more complex than projects in the level 1 class, offered in June; 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 camp for new experiences. Families and friends are welcome to come 30 minutes before the end of camp on Friday (3:30 pm) to enjoy an exhibition of student work and a fashion show.

Students provide their own peanut free lunch and snacks for full day programs. Families and friends are welcome to come 30 minutes before the end of camp on Friday to enjoy an exhibition of student work in the Education Gallery and classrooms.

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.

Arts Education Manager 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 has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Penn State University, and is working toward her Master’s Degree in Art Education from University of the Arts in Philadelphia. One parent noted, “We found the quality of instruction in Maria’s class to be exceptional. My daughter loved the pace of the class, the specificity of instruction, and the joyful classroom atmosphere.”