Tuesday

Workshop - Fashion

REGISTRATION CLOSING ! 

TH 6:30-9:30 pm
2/20-4/10/ 2014
Collin College Cont Edu http://www.collin.edu/ce/ Plano, TX
Courtyard Center Campus - 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano, TX

Explore the basic principles of developing silhouette illustrations to fashion industry standards. Emphasis on heavy sketching practice, basic principles of proportion of the fashion figure and an introduction to color.

Supply List - email: padillapost2@gmail.com

Saturday

Fashion/Arts Workshops

Workshops/Classes/Private Lessons/Camps/Retreats to Youth/'Tween/Teen/Adult/Community audiences across the USA, Canada, Internationally with Cynthia Padilla. Am I coming to your town? Request me: padillapost2@gmail.com
  • Fashion Sketching 
  • Fashion Sketching & Design 
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Sewing Intro
  • Sewing Studio
  • Needle Arts
  • Silk Painting
  • Textile Arts & Design
  • Studio Arts (Painting & Drawing)
  • Design
Summer 2013:
June 10-14, 'Fashion Sketching' 9-noon/1-4pm. SMU at Legacy, Plano, TX.
June 17-21, 'Fashion Sketching' 9-noon/1-4pm. SMU at Legacy, Plano, TX.
June 22-28, 'Studio Arts: Drawing' 9-noon/1-4pm. SMU at Legacy, Plano, TX.
July 1-5, 'Fashion Starz'  9:30-12:30-noon/1:30-4:30 pm. Craft Guild Dallas
July 22- 26, 'Fashion Starz' 9-noon/1-4pm. Jaycee Park Center for the Arts,

Sunday

Fashion Camp: Teen/Tween/Youth

Event Name: Annual Teen/Tween/Youth Fashion Arts Camps
Date(s): Summers. Mon - Fri,. 9-noon and 1- 4pm.
Location: SMU-at-Legacy, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX. 75024
Description:  Join other young fashionistas ( girls and boys! ) signing up for SMU’s popular series of fashion classes. These offerings are through the university's Summer Youth Program offered daily Mon - Fri, 9am-4pm on the SMU-at-Legacy campus Plano, TX.

Additional information at Summer Youth Program office 214-768-5437 www.smu.edu/youth

Thursday

Needle Arts Camp - Sewing Starz

NEW ! 

Workshop/Class/Camp: Sewing Starz
Dates: Weekends/Afternoons/School Breaks/Holidays

Time: Morning session, afternoon session or both... for an all day class.
Age: Youth/Tween/Teen
Location: Request this offering at your location.
Description: Learn the basics of sewing...machine stitches, hand sewing techniques plus embellishments. All levels complete beginners to intermediate.

A sewing machine is required but two buddies can share a machine. Instructor’s machine also available to take turns on.


Supply Check List 
The following is a basic sewing kit every student of sewing should have. Please bring in: 

o Sewing machine - PLEASE include its power cord & foot peddle and manual.
o A very basic machine can be found at Walmart/Target - type retailers $100’ish or under. Call first, as all locations will not have a fabric dept/sewing machines. Or find a used one in the classifieds.
o Sewing machine bobbin case + 2 extra bobbins.
o (1) Spool of thread any color except white.
o Sewing machine needles - Size #11- #14.
o Scissors - ‘Dollar store’- type scissors, when new & sharp, will suffice.
o Pin cushion and pins.
o Iron and ironing board (buddies can share ).
o Packet of hand sewing needles.
o Large lidded box/plastic storage container /or similar to store projects in.


Mark/code/label all of your items, big and small.

Note: SEWING MACHINE MUST BE IN RUNNING/WORKING ORDER. I cannot stop the class to diagnose/repair machines. Run a scrap of fabric through, then inspect both the top AND bottom stitches. (Although I have sewn with the many machines brought into class over the years, I am not qualified to diagnose or repair one). Avoid the disappointment of a camper seated at a machine that just isn’t working up to par. Note: Machine age/price is of no significance. I still own and use my low budget high school sewing machine.

Tuesday

Event - Demo: Fashion Sketching. 'ArtsPark' North Park Center Mall


-- North Park Center mall's 'ArtsPark'' event.

What:  Fashion Sketching Demo w/ Ms Padilla
Where: Sat April 6, 12 - 4pm. North Park Center Mall annual 'ArtsPark' event, Dallas, TX.
Description: Girls and boys with a love of art and fashion create an original fashion sketch guided by international instructor of fashion arts, Cynthia Padilla.

About ARTsPARK: Business Council for the Arts and NorthPark Center present the 3rd annual ARTsPARK. 50 arts and cultural organizations from Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant counties, coming together to encourage citizens to make art of part of their everyday lives. 

Saturday

Meet the Instructor

Padilla (center) and '07 interns

 MS PADILLA graduated from California State University in Los Angeles, and went on to study Surface Design at UCLA. Thus began a 20+ year career as a leading fashion illustrator and fabric designer for apparel and home interiors internationally. 

Padilla's client base and travel research included the major fashion and textile centers of Paris, London, New York, Delhi, Milan. As well as those places filled with color, print and pattern inspiration... ahhh Agra, Athens, Antigua and the French Riviera.

Available internationally for workshop retreats, exhibitions, juror, private instruction, classes and camps, the wildly popular and highly evaluated Fashion Arts programs of Cynthia Padilla.

Am I coming to your town? Request me: padillapost2@gmail.com



--Instructor's sketches.

Sunday

Workshop/Camp-Fashion Sketching: Teen/'Tween/Youth

Fashion Sketching Camp
Interested in fashion & fabrics, art & drawing? Join other enthusiasts (whether youth, tween or teen girls and boys! ) and learn how to draw (your age category ie teen, ‘tween, youth) fashion figures, faces, clothing, textiles and/or accessories to fashion industry standards.


This unique camp emulates real world assignments, projects and activities of the wildly exciting and fast paced fashion biz and you'll have fun transforming your desk/work space into your studio space to reflect your own unique sense of style.

Returning students of Ms. Padilla's fashion camps will additionally have the opportunity to sketch their own designs! Since fashion changes constantly as well as seasonally, students repeat this renowned fashion camp year after year after year...Re-unite with old friends. Make new ones.
Supply fee + supply list & materials to bring in.

REGULAR OFFERING:
Workshop/Camp: Fashion Starz

Age/Time: Youth, Tween, Adult /Teen .

Location: Craft Guild of Dallas http://www.craftguildofdallas.com/
5100 Belt Line Rd., #400 Addison, TX

Description: Combine your flair for fashion using fashion industry standard croquis (fashion figure templates) to sketch clothing and accessories in this fun unique week long camp!

Past Teen/Tween/Youth Fashion Camps:
2011 SMU Summer Youth 
Fashion Sketching Teen (5) Days, June 
Fashion Sketching Tween (5) Days, June 
Fashion Sketching Tween (5) Days, July 
Fashion Sketching Teen (5), July

2010 SMU Summer Youth
Fashion Sketching 'Tween (5) Days, June
Fashion Sketching Teen (5) Days, June
Fashion Sketching Youth: American Girl Doll  (5) Days, June

2009 SMU Summer Youth
Fashion Sketching Tween (5) Days, June
Fashion Sketching (5) Days, July
 
2008 SMU Summer Youth
Project Fashion Sketch (5) Days, July
Project Fashion Sketch (5) Days, July


2007  Brookfield Craft Center
Teen Fashion Sketching (3) Days, June

Saturday

Testimonials- Fashion Sketching 2012 Youth/Tween/Teen

"I Love this camp!!!!!!!! I would love to come back. We have a party too! I <3 fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" --Michelle Z. 3rd Grade

"I love This class it's so fun we had a party I'm not always good at Drawing but this helped me improve I love fashion class I will come next year" -- Mackenzie G. 3rd Grade 

"This class is so much fun especially the last day we get to have a awesome last day party We had cupcakes, cookies, lemonade we did kareoke. It's awesome you also get to do pastels It's so much fun you'll love it as much as I did P.S It's better than Stupendous" -- Lane K. 3rd Grade

"During this camp, I learned alot. We learned how to draw clothes and croquis (crokey). If you take this camp, you'll have ALOT of fun. Plus there's a party at the end of the week!! :)" --Rachel B. Entering 5th Grade

"My mo said that I should take this class so I did it was so much fun I wish I could do it agen and We Had a Party!" -- Samantha A. 4th Grader

"I had so much fun we drew dresses and had a party at the end of the week it was with music and of course Junk food. My krokes are not always perfect but this class helped." -- Tanushree M. 3rd Grade going to 4th

"You should take this class because you get to be creative and draw clothes all day. At the end of the week you get to have a party. You also get to design your own collection and decorate your own studio. It's SUPER AWESOME!!!" -- Jianna C. 3rd Grade

"Fashion Class was sooooo fun! We got to draw faces, clothes, and people! You do colored pencils and pastels. On the last day we had a party!" -- Sydney J. 3rd Grade

"I came to fashion sketch camp with no clue how to draw and now I could probably draw a figure in just a few seconds. It was fun the whole time and they made it so you always knew what to do. I am definetly wanting to come back next year!" -- Allison L. 13


"This was my second year doing fashion sketching/fashion design and it was just as fun as last year! I made a ton of new friends and learned a bunch of new stuff. I love fashion, so it was awesome to come and draw it everyday! The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was too short. I wish it was for a month! Next year, I am hoping to come back for a 3rd time!" -- Elena E. 12


"This was a great class, it was my first year doing fashion sketching/fashion design. I made alot of new friends I hope to come back next year!" -- Madison W. 12


"I made friends with like, everyone, and I enjoyed this class because I got to talk to people I had things in common with." -- Emmalee C. 12


"I would have to say that fasion camp was fun because of 2 main things 1) we got to express ourselves through fasion and 2) every one understood me because we had so many things in common. I would deffinatly take this class again! =D" -- Selin Y. 11


"This was a really fun class. I had a great time making out fits. I made a lot of friends. I would definatly take this class again." -- Lauren D. 13


"I had a really Great time in this class. I learned so much. Getting the chance to learn at a University level is not something you get to do everyday. I loved getting to make clothings and put them on a croquis (cro-key)." -- Shadae W. 12


"I love this class. It is so much fun. I love getting to sketch clothes on crokes and putting them in a colection." -- Elena Z. 10


"This class was awesome! I had fun sketching fashion and learned a lot! I think everyone wants to come back next year!" -- Kinsey C. 12


"I loved this camp! their is so many things to do in this class and so many different ways too. this camp has allowed me to feel like a real designer. I will definitly come back next year!" -- Hannah H. 11


"This camp was awesome! I made alot of new friends and learned lots of new things. I would like to come back next year!" -- Sydney R. 12


"I really like this camp! It was really fun to draw and I loved the books we made. I made lots of friends too! I hope I can come back next year." -- Geli K. 12

Portfolio: Fashion Sketching & Design Teen/Tween/Youth

Ms Padilla viewing rough draft first sketches.













 
Hours are spent poring through fashion & trade magazines, finding just the right visual inspiration.
 

Returning campers to Padilla's fashion series advance to color mediums.






The young artists even practice quick sketching from a live fashion model.

Testimonials-Fashion Sketching: Teen/Tween/Youth


 Fashion Sketching 2012 - Youth
"Fashion Class was sooooo fun! We got to draw faces, clothes, and people! You do colored pencils and pastels. On the last day we had a party!" -- Sydney J. 3rd Grade

"You should take this class because you get to be creative and draw clothes all day. At the end of the week you get to have a party. You also get to design your own collection and decorate your own studio. It's SUPER AWESOME!!!" -- Jianna C. 3rd Grade

"I love This class it's so fun we had a party I'm not always good at Drawing but this helped me improve I love fashion class I will come next year" -- Mackenzie G. 3rd Grade 

"This class is so much fun especially the last day we get to have a awesome last day party We had cupcakes, cookies, lemonade we did kareoke. It's awesome you also get to do pastels It's so much fun you'll love it as much as I did
P.S It's better than Stupendous" -- Lane K. 3rd Grade

"During this camp, I learned alot. We learned how to draw clothes and croquis (crokey). If you take this camp, you'll have ALOT of fun. Plus there's a party at the end of the week!! :)" --Rachel B. Entering 5th Grade

"I Love this camp!!!!!!!! I would love to come back. We have a party too! I love fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" --Michelle Z. 3rd Grade

"I had so much fun we drew dresses and had a party at the end of the week it was with music and of course Junk food. My krokes are not always perfect but this class helped." -- Tanushree M. 3rd Grade

"My mom said that I should take this class so I did it was so much fun I wish I could do it again and We Had a Party!" -- Samantha A. 4th Grade



 Fashion Sketching - Teen/Tween

 “I love fashion and this class helped me become more confident and more successful with my fashion sketches. I hope I became better after taking this class.”--Kacie, 8th grade

“when I came to this class I didn't know very much about the fashion world. This class has helped me prepare for my future as a fashion designer and was so much fun! :) this class was very helpful and absolutely FABULOUS!” --Peyton, 10th grade
 
“In fashion sketching, you will not design things you will illustrate them. You can sketch dresses, rompers and jackets. I would pay attention, I will tell you now it is so fun, I would recommend and I’m a lot better than when I started." --Lauren, 7th grade


“This class taught me how to critique my work and my peers work also.”--Alex, 7th grade

"It was really a fun class. We learned to draw, sketch, ink-in and perfect croquis. We also learned how to draw the flow of clothes [brought in]from home! It was so much fun. Padilla was the best teacher ever!" --Emily, 11th grade


“In this class I learned to sketch croquis, (models) clothing and accessories. We drew from different perspectives seen as from magazines, technicals and actual clothes.”--Abi, 7th grade


“I have taken this class for three years and have gotten better drawing faces, hands and the body for models. I can also draw clothes with more detail and they look amazing now!”--Caitlyn, 6th grade
 

“If you love fashion or sketching possibly both then this is the class to be in you learn a lot and you have a lot of fun while doing it! My advice focus on what you’re doing now--- I’m just saying. If you love the class great, if you don’t maybe take it again and maybe you’ll like it.”--Bella, 4th grade


 “This is very fun fashion class you learn a lot of stuff in this class I love it and I will come back next year.”--Katya, 7th grade
 
 “This class was absolutely fabulous!! The class is college level, she is a magnificent teacher. I'm sure ill be back next year. It's a great environment and people are so nice. I adore fashion.”--Taylor, 11th grade
 
“This class was so helpful and fun! When I started out I was just drawing shapeless clothing on thin air but now I have improved so much in only 5 days! Thanks so much !”--Angela, 8th grade
 
“This camp has taught me more about fashion than any website or book. I really had the best time of my life.”--Caitlyn, 5th grade 

 “If you like to come with your own ideas, the class that will be better would be the designing course you draw other peoples idea and not our own. You also learn about the fashion business. There is a designer and then there is an illustrator and illustrator is what you will be learning in this class.. Hope you will join, if you do you will have a blast!”--Megan, 5th grade
“I learned so much in this class! When I signed up, I thought we would be designing our own clothes but instead we sketched from magazines and actual clothing. Even though it was different from what I expected, I really enjoyed the class. It showed me that the fashion industry is really like. And just a warning for you--it's [the fashion biz] is a dog eat dog world!”--Kendall, 6th grade

“This class taught me how to draw certain types of textures made on a dress. I also made many friends during this class and had fun”--Kimberly, 11th grade

“Expect to redraw a lot of stuff and fix mistakes, but that happens in the real world also. This class helped me because I want to be a designer when I grow up and taught me how to draw croquis and different styles of clothes such as dresses, skirts, shirts and different techniques such as sequins, net and ruffles. I have improved tremendously because of this class and also the class shows you the basics of fashion sketching and beyond. A good class to take to begin your designing career.” --Eeshan, 9th grade

"It's a lot of fun and you learn a lot and make a lot of new friends."--Samantha, 7th grade

"If you love to draw this is the class for you. It makes you fall in love with fashion all over again."--Sheridan, 7th grade

"I like this class because you can correct your mistakes."--Natalie, 6th grade

"I loved the class! I had soooo much fun. I've made collections before but never this good. I would say you should take it; it's worth it. I will most likely take this class again next year!" -Ryan, 9th grade

"This class was really beneficial to me because I learned what and how to draw a croquis. I also learned about proportions and how to draw specific clothes, the way they lay, and how to draw tight and loose fitting clothes. Through this class I have learned lots of useful skills!" -Shavani, 9th grade

" This is the most fun summer school class EVER. All the interns are incredibly helpful and they know alot about fashion. I highly recommend it!" - Maya, 8th grade

"This camp is great fun--a perfect way to spend a week. I had a lot of fun and I'd do it again!" -Rachel, 8th grade

"This is the most supercalafragalisticexpialadociouselyawesome class I've been to! Its so so FUN!--Neha, 6th grade

"I enjoyed learning to draw our own collection and the teachers giving advice on what you're doing wrong or right" -Abby, 8th Grade
"I thought it was really fun and it taught me how to draw. Now I get OO's and AH's about my drawings! I didn't want the class to end!" -Hayley, 9th grade

"I reeaaallllyyy liked the camp! It made me really happy every day! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!" - Amanda, 6th grade

"Really fun class for those who like to draw, but if you are expecting to design your own clothes, then its not the class for you. But if you like to draw things other people have designed, then you will find it really fun."--Elena, 6th grade

 "I absolutely loved this class! I learned so much about sketching fashion, and in the end created my own collection. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in fashion and design. My teacher was super nice and very helpful! -Halle, 9th grade

"It was very fun and if you like fashion then this is a good class for you!"-Julia, 8th grade

"I really enjoyed the class and it gave me a good insight into what the world of fashion will be" -Melissa, 12th grade

"This class is so much fun! I had a blast! I learned many great skills. I really recommend this class to other people."--Emma, 6th grade

"This class was very helpful. I learned the fundamentals of fashion sketching. It really helped me to understand the form and details of garments. Even though the critiquing was hard at times, it helped me make my drawings better and learn how to face it. Making the wall boards was like a dream. I cut magazines every day. I will definitely come back next year."--Katie, 7th grade

"In this class we learned many useful sketching skills. It was very helpful."--Skylar, 7th grade

"I love this class! It is one of my favorites! I have taken it two years in a row and would love to take it again! If you want a career in fashion, TAKE THIS CLASS!! you learn about body shapes and how clothes should look on them. I also found out how to critique myself and others work to help them. I've made so many great friends and would say that no doubt this is the best class everrrr!"--Ryan, 10th grade

Thursday

Workshop-Studio Arts: Drawing & Painting


Studio Arts: Drawing and or Painting
Art and portfolio prep week designed to inspire serious students to explore mediums, improve technical ability and examine their own work through critique.

Drawing Section choose: Graphite pencil, colored pencil, Conte crayon, oil pastel and or chalk pastel.

Painting Section choose: Watercolor and or acrylics.

Week culminates in an art salon/reception produced by the artists for friends & family viewing.

Past Studio Arts Workshops:
2011, 10, 09, 08, 07 SMU Southern Methodist University

Testimonials: Drawing and/or Painting
“Sweetness! Learn new, cool, sweet techniques!”-Rachel

“I thought that the class was going to be really boring but it turned out to be really great!”-Allison, 7th grade

“This class has been very enjoyable! I enjoyed the new techniques!"

"Liked it!"- Jeremy, 7th grade

"Wonderful, Explicit, Superb, Extravagant, Amazing, Marvelous, Stupendous…etc.”- Dylan, 7th grade

“In this class I learned amazing techniques that really helped me create great works of art.”- Anika, 7th grade

“I liked this class a lot and I think that I learned a lot. My favorite parts were the sponging and glazing. I loved this class.”

“I thought that the class was exciting and new!!”-Rachel, 5th grade

“My art should succeed once more. Acrylics are cool!”-Avy, 5th grade

“In this class, I learned a lot of things about painting that I didn’t know before. I had a lot of fun during it and the time flew by. Please take this class, it is very Fabulous! If you enjoy painting, you will love it!”-Halle, 8th grade

Wednesday

Testimonials-Studio Arts

“Sweetness! Learn new, cool, sweet techniques!”-Rachel

“I thought that the class was going to be really boring but it turned out to be really great!”-Allison, 7th grade

“This class has been very enjoyable! I enjoyed the new techniques!"

"Liked it!"- Jeremy, 7th grade

"Wonderful, Explicit, Superb, Extravagant, Amazing, Marvelous, Stupendous…etc.”- Dylan, 7th grade

“In this class I learned amazing techniques that really helped me create great works of art.”- Anika, 7th grade

“I liked this class a lot and I think that I learned a lot. My favorite parts were the sponging and glazing. I loved this class.”

“I thought that the class was…exciting, and new!!”-Rachel, 5th grade

“My art should succeed once more. Acrylics are cool!”-Avy, 5th grade

“In this class, I learned a lot of things about painting that I didn’t know before. I had a lot of fun during it and the time flew by. Please take this class, it is very Fabulous! If you enjoy painting, you will love it!”-Halle, 8th grade

Tuesday

Workshop-Fashion Design: Teen/Tween

Interested in fashion and now want to try sketching your own designs? Advanced or returning students to Ms Padilla's fashion camps sketch up a ‘tween or teen clothing and accessories line of full color drawings, including swatches and trims, color names, photo inspiration and textile designs and renderings.

Make a trend board plastered with images to inspire. (So begin right now  a ‘swipe file’ stash of teen/tween or youth images pulled from fashion mags and retail store catalogs). 

Since fashion changes constantly as well as seasonally, students repeat this renowned fashion camp year after year after year re-uniting with old friends and making new ones.

A list of supplies will be provided upon registration.

Note: Not a sewing class.













Past Fashion Design Camps:
SMU Summer Youth . 
2011 Fashion Design Teen (5) Days Mon-Fri, 9-4pm, July 
2011 Fashion Design Tween (5) Days Mon-Fri, 9-4pm, July 

Testimonials-Fashion Sketching & Design

2012 Testimonials: Fashion Sketching & Design 

"I loved this camp! their is so many things to do in this class and so many different ways too. this camp has allowed me to feel like a real designer. I will definitely come back next year!" -- Hannah H. 11

"I had a really Great time in this class. I learned so much. Getting the chance to learn at a University level is not something you get to do everyday. I loved getting to make clothings and put them on a croquis (cro-key)." -- Shadae W. 12

"I made friends with like, everyone, and I enjoyed this class because I got to talk to people I had things in common with." -- Emmalee C. 12

"I came to fashion sketch camp with no clue how to draw and now I could probably draw a figure in just a few seconds. It was fun the whole time and they made it so you always knew what to do. I am definitely wanting to come back next year!" -- Allison L. 13

"I would have to say that fashion camp was fun because of 2 main things 1) we got to express ourselves through fashion and 2) every one understood me because we had so many things in common. I would definitely take this class again! =D" -- Selin Y. 11

"This was a really fun class. I had a great time making outfits. I made a lot of friends. I would definitely take this class again." -- Lauren D. 13

"This camp was awesome! I made alot of new friends and learned lots of new things. I would like to come back next year!" -- Sydney R. 12

"I really like this camp! It was really fun to draw and I loved the books we made. I made lots of friends too! I hope I can come back next year." -- Geli K. 12

"This was a great class, it was my first year doing fashion sketching/fashion design. I made alot of new friends I hope to come back next year!" -- Madison W. 12

"This class was awesome! I had fun sketching fashion and learned a lot! I think everyone wants to come back next year!" -- Kinsey C. 12

"I love this class. It is so much fun. I love getting to sketch clothes on crokes [sp] and putting them in a collection." -- Elena Z. 10

"This was my second year doing fashion sketching/fashion design and it was just as fun as last year! I made a ton of new friends and learned a bunch of new stuff. I love fashion, so it was awesome to come and draw it everyday! The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was too short. I wish it was for a month! Next year, I am hoping to come back for a 3rd time!" -- Elena E. 12


2011 Testimonials: Fashion Design -Tween

"This week was the best fashion design class I have never done. I have never done a fashion design class and I am definitely coming back."--Estefania, 6th grade

"I loved this class, it was so much fun and really instructional. I hope I can come back."--Gabi, 5th grade

"This class is sooo much fun, I really think I improved in fashion, I highly recommend this class."--Emma, 6th grade

"If you're bored, try this awesome fashion design class because you're never bored."--Natalie, 6th grade

"This is an awesome class! I loved it! I made so many memories and such great friends. I will definitely sign up next year."--Elena, 6th grade


The full unedited, uncut  feedback in students own words.

Monday

Workshop-Sewing Studio



Sewing: Complete Beginner
Learn the basics of sewing and more in one fun-filled week! Work at your own pace as you master your machine and along the way learn fashion industry ways of laying out fabric, holding scissors, ironing, and  how to problem solve a very basic beginner pattern into your own unique vision. 

A ‘sampler’ of machine stitches, hand sewing techniques and embellishments will aid in the  transformation. 

The week culminates in a trunk show produced by the students for their family and friends. A sewing machine is required, but two buddies can share a machine. A supply list and suggestions of fabrics will be provided upon registration. Fee does not include your choice of fabrics and trims.

View typical activities http://fashionsketching.blogspot.com/2010/06/starting-tote-bag-project.html  
Student testimonials: http://fashionsketching.blogspot.com/p/testimonials-teentweenyouth.html

………………………………………………………………………………………
Sewing Studio
Work at your own pace in a fun and social environment. Your personal taste in fabrics and trims will transform a selection of instructor-chosen patterns into your own one-of-a-kind garment. You’ll use all the skills learned in the ‘Sewing: Complete Beginner’ class to really begin to showcase your own sense of style. 

The camp begins with  an optional first day shopping trip to the near-campus fabric store. Here we’ll discuss fabrics and you will get a vision of  best fabric options suitable for your skill level as well as what’s recommended for the particular sewing pattern chosen.  

The week culminates in a fun runway show event produced by the young designers for their family and friends.

A sewing machine is required, but two buddies can share a machine. A supply list and suggestions of fabrics will be provided upon registration. Fee does not include your choice of fabrics and trims.

View typical activities http://fashionsketching.blogspot.com/2010/06/starting-tote-bag-project.html and read Student testimonials: http://fashionsketching.blogspot.com/p/testimonials-teentweenyouth.html


………………………………………………………………………………………
Hand Sewing 
Learn the basics of hand sewing in this fun offering. Emerge with a ‘sampler’ of your stitches...from basic to fancy + beading, trims and embellishments to be later transformed into a fashion project. 


 
Past Youth Sewing Camps &amp & Residencies:
2012-00 Resident Artist, Big Thought. 'Needle Arts'
2011 SMU Summer Youth, Plano, TX. 'Beginning Sewing'
2011 SMU Summer Youth, Plano, TX. 'Sewing'
2009 Resident Terrell Library, Terrell, TX. 'Needle Arts'
2004 Instructor, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY- 'Needle Arts'
2003 Presenter, Museum of African American Life & Cultures, Dallas, TX. 'Needle Arts'
2003-01 Summer Camp, Craft Guild of Dallas, Addison, TX. Fiber Arts

Sunday

Testimonials-Sewing Studio

"At the start of the week I had no idea how to use a machine, but now I can thread it! We got to choose what we want to with the fabric and patterns. I enjoyed making my tunic and making new friends. I am definitely coming next year!"--Estefania, 6th grade

"At the beginning of this class I couldn't even turn on a sewing machine. Now I can do the basics and even more! I'm so excited every morning to get to to class and I'm really sad the week is over! I will definitely do this class next year!"--Caitlin, 6th grade

"I took this class for my love of sewing. I learned many things such as using patterns. I learned how to cut patterns to the appropriate size and how long it takes. Also, I now understand my machine. Thirdly, I learned that patterns make a mess! I had a blast in this class!"--Maddy, 6th grade

"When I took this class I had only had my machine for one month and barely knew how to use it. In one week I learned how to use it. In one week i learned more about sewing than I thought was possible. I LOVED IT! I would recommend this class to anyone with an interest in sewing beginner or expert." -Allison, 6th grade.

"Soooo much fun, we didn't even want to leave class for the last break!"

"This class had been the first time I had ever used a sewing machine. In one week I have gone from a beginner to an advanced sewer. I still can't believe that I actually made a bag! It was so much fun. I hope I can come back next year! - Gwyneth

"This class was super intense. We learned a lot of useful things for future sewing projects! Very helpful. -Natalie

"This class was really helpful because we learned tons of fun and very useful techniques while making awesome projects! - Shivani

"This class was very fun. I have definitely gone up at least one level in my sewing, and by the end of the class, it really helped me learn about the fashion biz. There's a bunch of laughs and fun! SIGN UP! -Hayley

"I liked it so much I didn't want to stop and go on our breaks and lunch!" -Abby

"This class showed what being in the fashion business would be like. They taught us a lot of useful techniques about sewing. I really enjoyed this class. I would recommend it to people who like to sew, or who would like to learn how. Also, our teachers were very nice and helpful! -Halle

"I did like the camp, it was fun and kept me very busy. It wasn't a blow-off class...no monkey business. I loved it! Especially the final project! I will most likely take this class again! I recommend it for people interested in the fashion business!" -Ryan
 
"I love this class! I've never been to a class that I would be SURE of coming back next summer. All the teachers were really helpful and guided me through every step in the pattern. I learned how to iron, use a sewing machine, hand stitch, rip a seam, sew a hem and think through a process! I even learned things that would help me with future patterns. We even are ending the week with a hippie party! My tunic is gonna turn out great! Peace out!"-- Avy, 7th grade

Supplies & Materials - Sewing

Supplies & Materials Check List
Sewing: Complete Beginner

Project patterns/fabrics - Dont buy. I provide those. 

The following is a basic sewing kit every student of sewing should have. Please bring in:

o Sewing machine - A very basic (all you’ll need) machine can be found at Walmart/Target - type retailers $100’ish or under. Call first, as all locations will not have a fabric dept/sewing machines. You are welcome to leave it in the classroom for the week ....classroom door locked every afternoon at day’s end. PLEASE include the sewing machines power cord & foot peddle, and it’s manual.
o Sewing machine bobbin case + 4 extra bobbins.
o Sewing machine needles - Size #11- #14.
o (2) Scissors - 1 for paper/1for fabric.
For fabric cutting - Sharp [not the same ones you have used for cutting paper, those will be too dull for fabric]. ‘Dollar store’- type scissors, when new & sharp, are good.
For paper cutting - Any old pair of children’s scissors will do.
o Pin cushion.
o Iron and ironing board - For every 4 students, it’s good to have an ironing station. If you can bring yours in...please do.
o Storage Box-Large lidded box/plastic storage container or similar to keep sewing projects stored in during camp.

Mark/code/label all of your items, big and small. So many campers will have the exact stuff .

Note: Do check to make sure your sewing machine is running/working. Run a scrap of fabric through, then inspect both the top and bottom stitches. (Although I have sewn with the many machines brought into class over the years, I am not qualified to diagnose or repair one). Avoid the disappointment of a camper seated at a machine that just isn’t working up to par. Note: Machine age/price is of no significance. I still own and use my low budget high school sewing machine.


Ms Padilla, sewing arts workshops across TX, NM, CO, CT, MA, MO, KS, Canada, Central America, Internationally. http://fashionsketching.blogspot.com/

Portfolio: Sewing Studio

Fabric!


UNT intern Ms. Jessica's advice on laying out fabric....measure twice/ cut ounce.

 ...and the importance of pressing seams.


Instructor Padilla demos hand embellishment modes and methods.


The end-of-camp 'tea party/awards ceremony' is planned by the young dressmakers.

And when the day arrives, they trade the week's typical attire of shorts and camp T's for party dresses [and hats] for a fancy end - of - camp Tea Party (planned entirely by the students) & Awards Ceremony! 

Intern checks on each young dress makers sampler of stitches
...learning the basics of their machine before any sewing begins.
Q&A on pattern layout
UNT intern Ms Ayumi talks notches, arrows and pattern markings.

After mastering stitches, pinning, cutting, pressing, button holes and machine & hand stitches, [and oh my yards and yards of ripping out of crooked seams]  the budding designers have the skills and confidence to sew!