Montclair State University

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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Dates
Week of July 6th - Week of August 10th, 2020

Whether you have a budding fashionista with her own sense of style and design or a crafty kid who craves making a one-of-a-kind creature, our camps are where kids learn by making!

The Handwork Studio camps will envelop campers in creativity, while our fabulous team of counselors cheer them on by helping kids build on old skills or learn brand new ones.  Check out all the fun programs we have going on at Montclair State University this summer! 

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Summer Overview

Programs

Woodworking
Woodworking
(Ages 8-14)
Dates

Weeks of July 6th to Week of August 10th

Measure, saw, hammer, and nail! Handwork Studio instructors safely guide beginners and advanced campers alike to learn the practical and timeless craft of woodworking. Campers are taught to use traditional hand tools to build projects ranging from a toolbox to functional furniture. Whether they are a future architect or looking for a new creative outlet, this program develops confidence through learning new hands-on skills and making fantastic projects. No experience necessary, but with our endless options, campers can come back week after week, and year after year to keep advancing their skills. All tools and materials are included.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $495

Theatrical Costume Desgin
Theatrical Costume Desgin
(Ages 9-15)
Dates

Learn the ropes of costume design in the theatrical world. Experienced Handwork Studio costume designers guide campers through the process of learning sewing skills, costume design techniques, and how to interpret and develop characters from a play. Campers are then challenged to create their own costumes for the character they choose from the play of the week. This program provides a strong foundation for what it takes to be successful in the world of costuming. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $495

Memory Quiltmaking
Memory Quiltmaking
(Ages 9-15)
Dates

Weeks of July 6th and August 10th (1-week sessions)

Memory Quilt Camp is a journey to teach campers how to design and machine sew their very own functional and sentimental quilt. Memory quilts are created by campers using 10-20 shirts that can be cut into approximately 10” x 10” squares. Shirts can be from past theater performances, sports jerseys, volunteering experiences, or any special clothing or fabric items that fit the size requirement. At the end of the week, completed quilts will be finished and are bound to become a favorite cozy keepsake. Aside from shirts, all other equipment and materials will be provided (batting, sewing machines, thread, etc). No experience is necessary.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $495

Junior Robotics & Coding
Junior Robotics & Coding
(Ages 5-7)
Dates

Weeks of July 6th and August 10th (1-week sessions)

Design. Build. Code. Play. This screen-free camp teaches robotics and coding to young learners in a fun, imaginative and collaborative environment. Each week campers learn how to bring their robots to life through design thinking, coding, sequencing and problem-solving. Through play and creative self-expression, campers learn invaluable skills that set the stage for success in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $475
Half Day AM (9:00AM-1:00PM) $320
Half Day PM (1:00PM-3:00PM) $210

Art & Lit
Art & Lit
(Ages 5-8)
Dates

Week of July 7th & August 3rd (1-week sessions)

Art and Lit Camp engages campers in meaningful experiences with stories and creating.  Reading as a group, campers are whisked to far off places, meet mythical creatures, and make new friends. Each week of camp will focus on a different stories that will provoke campers to think about, discuss and interpret themes such as belonging, friendship, kindness, perseverance, confidence, courage, and hope.  All while creating projects using a variety of fiber arts and craft techniques. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

We are proud to partner with Scholastic, a premier provider books and educational materials for children across the globe. We are excited to collaborate with them to provide an exceptional experience for your camper.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $475
Half Day AM (9:00AM-1:00PM) $320
Half Day PM (1:00PM-3:00PM) $210

Fashion & Machine Sewing
Fashion & Machine Sewing
(Ages 9-15)
Dates

Week of July 6th - Week of August 10th (1-week sessions)

Aspiring designers and creative campers interested in learning new skills, look no further! Fashion and Machine Sewing Camp provides an immersive experience into the world of machine sewing. Skilled Handwork Studio teachers instruct beginners and advanced campers on how to construct clothes and accessories from start to finish. Choosing from our large catalog of patterns provided by our exclusive partner, Simplicity Creative Group, means this camp is about choice.  Campers have the freedom to decide what to pursue from backpacks, to stuffed animals, to dresses, and PJ’s all while learning new skills. With our endless options, campers can come back week after week, and year after year. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $495

Fashion Boot Camp
Fashion Boot Camp
(Ages 11-15)
Dates

July 20th - July 31st ( 1- 2 week session)

From start to finish, this program guides your budding fashionista through the journey of making it as a fashion designer. Under the guidance of professional Handwork designers, campers learn how to sketch their ideas, choose materials during a field trip to a local fabric shop, and construct their designs from scratch. As a culmination of the program, campers will even have the opportunity to produce a runway show to model their designs for family and friends! No experience is necessary; however, many campers have benefitted from taking our Fashion and Machine Sewing Camp prior.

$75-$100 additional fee for materials used to create garments

Glamorize Your Doll
Glamorize Your Doll
(Ages 7-12)
Dates

Weeks of July 13th-17th & July 27th-31st (1 week sessions)

Get set for some serious fashion fun!  Glamorize Your Doll Camp inspires campers to create impressive on-trend clothes and accessories for their very own 18” doll. Skilled Handwork Studio counselors patiently guide campers to learn practical sewing skills and embellishing techniques to bring their fashion creations to life. No experience is necessary, campers bring their own 18” doll, and all other supplies are included.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $495

Fiber Arts
Fiber Arts
(Ages 5-12)
Dates

Week of July 6th - Week of August 10th (1-week sessions)

Explore hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and more by creating fun, one-of-a-kind fiber arts projects. Campers are guided by The Handwork Studio’s patient and skilled instructors to embrace their imagination and harness their potential through creation. Fiber Arts Day Camp meets each camper where they are on their creative journey, whether they are first-time creators or returners.  Each week, campers have the opportunity to develop new skills and tackle new challenges with our rotating curriculum of projects. No experience is necessary, and all the supplies and materials are included.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $475
Half Day AM (9:00AM-1:00PM) $320
Half Day PM (1:00PM-3:00PM) $210

Sew Tech
Sew Tech
(Ages 7-12)
Dates

Weeks of July 6th & August 10th (1-week sessions)

Sew Tech’s STEAM based curriculum invites campers to tinker with technology, science, and fibers to develop interactive creations. Our innovative projects blend art and science so that each child will be able to create smart accessories, kinetic toys, and light up wearables. Projects will involve the use of LED lights, motors, sewing machines, thread, fabric, and more! The possibilities are endless - perfect for boys and girls, scientists and artists, this program is designed to boost the appetite of both the left and right brain thinker. All supplies are included, no experience necessary, and projects will change weekly.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $495

Design & Build
Design & Build
(Ages 5-8)
Dates

Week of July 6 to the week of August 10th (1-week sessions)

Dream it, design it, build it! Using award-winning recycled cardboard-based construction systems, hand-tools, imagination, and problem-solving skills, the possibilities are endless. Expert Handwork Studio instructors challenge campers to explore architectural concepts, gain a deeper understanding of spatial relationships, and experiment to bring structures from their minds to reality. It’s Minecraft  in reality! All supplies are included, no experience necessary, and projects will change from week to week.

Full Day (9:00AM-3:00PM) $475
Half Day AM (9:00AM-1:00PM) $320
Half Day PM (1:00PM-3:00PM) $210

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