Summer Fashion

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 26, 2021 to July 17, 2021
July 18, 2021 to August 8, 2021
Tuition: $6,250
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Priority deadline: 
January 14, 2021

We’re currently finalizing Interlochen Arts Camp 2021 programs. Please check back soon or contact Admission at admission@interlochen.org.

The High School and Intermediate Fashion program is designed for students in grades 6-12. Over the three-week course students will have 6 hours a day of coursework and studio time in which they will design and construct a cohesive line of wearables. Students will be introduced to historical and contemporary fashion designers/artists. Students will also have the opportunity to attend visiting artist lectures, college presentations, and tutorials.

Students in this program will:

  • Explore methods that enable them to clearly communicate their ideas through 2D media and the development of a collection. Students learn to draw fashion figure proportion, movement, silhouettes, and details from live models enabling them to bring their design ideas to life.
  • Gain a strong understanding and ability to implement a variety of sewing techniques and methods of garment construction.
  • Explore the unique characteristics of a variety of materials and discover how materials and their uses shape meaning.
  • Use their personal vision to develop a cohesive line of wearables that will be exhibited in the Visual Arts Exhibition at the end of the session.

Portfolio Requirements

Applicants should prepare a minimum of five images that represent their highest quality of work. Two pieces must be made from direct observation (drawn or painted from life, not copied from a photograph). The portfolio may be in any medium, and no prior sewing experience is required, but evidence of some experience with multiple media is preferred (such as fiber, sculpture, clay, etc.).