What can I say- teaching Fashion Camp at the Armory Art Center is always one of the highlights of my summer. I LOVE IT! This year we did a ton of hand stitching with an emphasis on upcycling. The campers re-purposed everything from old shirts to jeans into fun, fashion savvy pieces. (we went just a little handbag crazy!) We also made fashion binders for all of our sketches out of old binders from Resource Depot and worked together to create a group garment for the camp art show. I had a very talented group of campers and I can't wait til the next fashion camp!
Here are links to my previous fashion camps at the Armory; *I also did a camp in 2015 but I cannot for the LIFE of me locate the blog post...but I know I did one...will update if I figure out what happened... June 2017 July 2016
Welcome to the work room!
Oh yeah- almost forgot! Here is the finished dress! Not bad huh? It's amazing what you can do with some trashbags, hot glue, broken CDs, a cassette tape and a little imagination!
If you a Florida art teacher and you are attending FAEA conference sign up for one of my FASHION 2-hour workshops, I will make it fun- I promise! I have one focused on fashion illustration and another on recycled fashion. I will be happy to share ideas for how you can hold your own fashion camp in you community- I love sharing my ideas!
Oh, and this goes without saying- but anything I do is ALWAYS on a budget- always. Fashion camp this summer cost $60 (thanks, Armory!) a few trips to Resource Depot and a few trips in our respective closets to look for treasures.
Okay, so of the students want to donate items to the art program in lieu of paying the art fee...and I'm about that. Like...ALL about it. This will help me free up funding for items that we can't get locally- like glazes. Plus, stuff is super cheap right now- and ya'll know I love a bargain!
Remember, 10 items is fine. (about $10 and some change) And you don't have to 'shop'- just buy 10 of the same thing.
Here are some of the things that we need; (I am only showing my finds at Walmart and Dollar Tree- but Target, Office Depot, Dollar General, Family Dollar...all of those have things we can use!)
Sorry, I just like to document the slow progress of the art room. This is really for me to look back on...when I feel like things are messy and crazy I can look back on the pics from each year and see that maybe it ain't that bad after all. Each year that I have been at LWHS the room has come together a little more. My focus this year is to work on the labels for all of the organization that we have been working on each year (WE= me and my awesome students, they help me so much!) And to do what I can to spiffy the place up a bit.
Before school my AP forwarded an email inviting all the teachers/staff to stop by the art room to pick up forgotten student projects to use as classroom decor- and they did! I had some paper mache letters and clay projects leftover from over the years, along with some 2D artwork and posters. Everyone that stopped by left smiling- and did NOT leave empty handed! This was a great way to get folks in to see the studio (especially new teachers), toss around ideas...and drop hints about things I need donated!
I still have a few things left- LWHS folk stop by!