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You're Invited to Winter Camp!

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

You’re Invited to Join The Handwork Studio for over your vacation break for Winter Camp! We simply love the holidays and spending two weeks with our creative campers and hope you’re children will join us for a creative good time.


We’ve got three fantastic locations for camp this year! In our cozy Narberth Studio and our Mobile Studios in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia and Georgetown Day School in Washington D.C., children will stay inspired and entertained each day while creating all kinds of great handmade crafts from stuffed creatures to warm fleece mittens. The Winter Camp is project based, one where kids learn multiple techniques while creating their project in an artistic andengaging process.  All projects are gender neutral and no previous experience is necessary.   


Our Winter Camp has been designed to meet a parent’s needs. Camp can be purchases by the day with the choice of Full Day (9:00-3:00), Half Day (9:00-1:00) and Afternoon (1:00-3:00) options.

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Registration is open online or by contacting the studio at 610-660-9600.

Winter Break Camp will be offered for in three locations this year!

Narberth Studio in Narberth, PA:
Week 1: December 22nd-24th and 26th; Week 2: December 29th-31st and January 2nd.

The Ethical Society in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia:
Week 1: December 22nd, 23rd and 26th; Week 2: December 29th, 30th and January 2nd.

Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C.:

Week 1: December 22nd and 23rd ; Week 2: December 30th, 31st and January 2nd.


Please keep us in mind as you plan your child’s winter vacation break! You’re kids are the best and they make what we do the best work in town!


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us or call Miss Mary at the studio at 610-660-9600.

Hope to see you soon,

Your Friends at The Handwork Studio

Tags: Narberth, Washington DC, Winter Camp, Philadelphia

Fashion Bootcamp at Sidwell Summer Opens Monday! #summercamp

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Sidwell Freinds Fashion Bootcamp Summer Camp at Sidwell Summer over at Sidwell Friends School is wrapping up their first week. The kids are having a blast making projects and forging new friendships.  You can see some great photos on their Facebook Page.

The fun continues next week and we are elated that they will be hosting Fashion Bootcamp starting Monday. This program is a 3-week offering where aspiring young fashion designers will be taken through a fashion journey!

From sketching and draping to sewing and modeling, campers can watch their fashion dreams come to life! They will gain real life experience by going on a Fabric buying field trip and participating in a workshop led by, Jay McCarroll, season 1 winner of Project Runway.

As an exciting culmination to the program, campers will have the opportunity to model their designs for friends and family.  Camp includes a fashion sketchbook, a take-home sewing kit, and transportation for the field trip.This unique and award-winning program is for kids looking to expand on already learned machine sewing skills or those who have never touched a machine. Our counselors are trained to work with campers of all levels.

You can choose from two sessions:
Session 1 runs from June 16th-July 3rd (no camp on July 4th)
Session 2 runs from July 7th - July 25th

Registration is still open and you click the button below to save your seat this amazing summer camp program.

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Got questions?  Please call Miss Alexis at the studio at 610-660-9600 or contact us by clicking here.

Here are some photos from past Fashion Bootcamp Runway shows:

Tags: Summer Camp, Sidwell Summer, Sidwell Friends, Washington DC