The Day Camp at Textile Arts Center is a unique environment where young artists use their hands to explore the act of making through different traditional textile practices. Our program is led by an accomplished team of creative professionals who believe that artistic expression is fundamental to a child's well-being and development. We foster a sense of community and friendship among campers to help them grow as individuals.
Campers build specific skills sets through one-week, project-based classes. In addition to structured class time there is daily free play and playground visits, weather permitting. Every Wednesday, the entire group ventures on a textile or art-related field trip. Each weekly session concludes on Friday afternoon with an Open House where family and friends are invited to view projects on display!
Each weekly session offers two options: weaving or surface design. Within each class, students will explore a project that incorporates many different skills.
WEAVING: Children will learn the basics of weaving on a four-harness loom. Color, texture, and unusual materials will be explored, and students will learn to manipulate their fabric to complete projects through sewing, embroidery, and hand printing.
Groups will be divided loosely by age, and there will be slight variations week to week based on the number enrolled. Project will be age appropriate.
Group A (5-7 Years)
8-9:30AM - Drop off
10AM - Textile classes begin at TAC
12:30PM - Lunch
1:45PM - Group play
2:15PM - Craft Time
4:00PM - Group play
5PM - Pick up
Group B (8-11 years)
8-9AM - Early Bird Drop off
9-9:30AM - Regular Drop off
9:45AM - Craft time
11:30AM - Group Play
12:30PM - Lunch
2PM -- Textile class begins @ TAC
4:30PM - Group play
5PM - Regular Pick up
5-6PM - Late Bird Pick up
*Snack times are at 10:30AM and 3PM
*Group play will be outdoors, weather permitting
*Our official Camp Site will be announced in early 2013, and will be in close walking distance to the TAC facilities. Each day, campers will walk to Textile Arts Center for class.
Camp Times: Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM
Early Bird Dropoff: 8-9AM (+ $15/day)
Late Bird Pickup: 5-6PM (+ $15/day)