Classes

SUMMER CAMP 2017 Schedule

SewGreen Summer Camp registration is open! This year, we are offering four weeks of Fashion Camps for ages 11 to 14, and three weeks of Sewing Camps for ages 8 to 11. The camps are held at SewGreen, and everything is supplied, including a sewing machine to use at camp. Maximum number of campers is ten. Every camper gets a lot of personalized attention and encouragement. Boys are welcome to attend and may choose alternative projects if desired.

All camps run from 10 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Thursday, with Optional Fridays featuring special activities. The fees are $200 for Mon – Thurs, and $50 for each Optional Friday. We have an unlimited number of full and partial SCHOLARSHIPS for qualified families. Send scholarship inquiries to Wendy at coord@sewgreen.org .

Pre-registration and prepayment of the full fee or a 50% deposit are required. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Signing up early helps make sure your child doesn't miss out, and helps us plan for camp attendance. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

TO SIGN UP: Go to our simple online form and fill in the blanks - OR send an email to Katie at sew@sewgreen.org - OR call us at 607-319-4106 - OR drop by the store.


Fashion Camp

Ages 11 to 14, and going into 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade
A great sewing, designing, and visual learning experience for fashion-minded young people. Camps are based in part on Style Engineers, developed by educators at Cornell University and others. For a preview, go to www.styleengineers.org. Beginners and returning campers will learn or advance their skills using a sewing machine, and explore fashion design and how to make clothing. Each week of Fashion Camp offers some new and some repeated projects.

Anyone wanting to take a second week won't be bored! Campers registered in any Fashion Camp(s) may sign up separately for any Optional Friday(s) in their age group.

AVAILABLE DATES:
Mon – Thurs, July 10 through 13
Mon – Thurs, July 17 through 20
Mon – Thurs, July 24 through 27
Mon – Thurs, July 31 through August 3

OPTIONAL FRIDAYS
July 14 The Art of Fashion Drawing
July 21 Fashion Design from Inspiration to Reality
July 28 How to Sew with Knits
August 4 Sewing in Spanish/Costura en Espagῆol


Sewing Camp

Ages 8 to 11, and going into 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade
Beginners and returning campers will learn or review skills using a sewing machine. They will make lots of satisfying, kid-tested projects including quilted pillows, a drawstring backpack with a secret pocket, and stuffed creatures they design themselves. Every camper gets a generous amount of personalized attention, time to relax with friends old and new, and opportunities to be creative. Best of all, everyone has fun and everyone succeeds.

Kids who want to take a second week of camp will be able to explore more advanced projects. Campers registered in any Sewing Camp(s) may sign up separately for any Optional Friday(s) in their age group.

AVAILABLE DATES:
Mon – Thurs, August 7 through 10
Mon – Thurs, August 14 through 17
Mon – Thurs, August 21 through 24

OPTIONAL FRIDAYS
August 11 Knitting, Felting, Embroidery
August 18 Sewing in Spanish/Costura en Espagῆol
August 25 Lady Bug, Lady Bug Indoor/Outdoor Activity 


 

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Spring Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults

There are still some opportunities this Spring to come to SewGreen classes! TO SIGN UP: Go to the easy online form and fill in the blanks - OR email us - OR call 607-319-4106 - OR drop by the SewGreen store.

NEW: SATURDAY OPEN SEW -  FREE
We’ve revised our weekend offerings in favor of a free Open Sew on Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm for anyone who has been to a SewGreen class or camp in the past. This includes kids, teens, and adults. Children 8 to 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may use our tables, tools, and sewing machines. There is no instruction, but we will help keep the machines running well. Bring your own materials and projects. NOTE: The Open Sew is for past and current SewGreen students who have taken at least one sewing class with us. Can’t make it to a class? We offer private lessons for just $15 an hour.


INTRO TO MACHINE SEWING  -  FREE
In this single-session beginner's class for adults and teens, you will learn to use a sewing machine and make a simple project. Everything is supplied, including a machine to use in class. Students who complete this free introductory class may sign up for any other SewGreen class, and are welcome to use our classroom machines at Saturday Open Sews (see above). Preregistration and confirmation of attendance are required. 

DATES: Monday April 3, 6:30 to 8 pm
Saturday April 8, 10:30 to noon
Monday April 24, 6:30 to 8 pm


MACHINE SEWING 101
In this four-part beginner's series for adults and teens, students learn to use a sewing machine and make a tote bag, bib apron, and more. The first class in this series is FREE. If you want to take the remainder of the series, it's just $45 total. Classes run 6:30 to 8 PM. Preregistration (and prepayment if you take the whole series) are required. DATES: Thursdays, April 13 (free), April 20, 27, May 4.


HOW TO READ & USE A PATTERN
In this three-part series for adults and teens, the apparently complicated is made simple! Students learn to decipher commercial pattern instructions and symbols, properly lay out and cut pattern pieces, and assemble and sew a messenger bag. If you have never used a sewing machine, we recommend taking our free INTRO TO MACHINE SEWING class, but you can also learn machine sewing in this series. Everything is supplied. Classes run 6:30 to 8 pm. Preregistration and prepayment are required. $45 for the series. DATES: Tuesdays Apr 18, 25, May 2


MAKE A CIRCLE SKIRT FROM JERSEY KNIT 
In this three-part series for adults and teens, you will learn how to sew on knits and make a soft, swirly circle or half-circle skirt. Fabulous knit fabrics are supplied. As a pre-requisite, students must have taken our free INTRO TO MACHINE SEWING or equivalent SewGreen class. Classes run 6:30 to 8 pm. Preregistration and prepayment are required. $45 for the series. DATES: Wednesdays, April 19, 26, May 3


KNIT NIGHTS -- VISITORS FREE
Wednesday night is Knit and Crochet Night at SewGreen. Sign up for a prepaid knitting lesson and learn to cast on, knit, purl, and start a project -- or attend for free and enjoy working on your own project in the company of others. Call or email our in-house knitting expert Katie Mangan at sew@sewgreen.org or 607-319-4106. Knit Nights run from 6:30 to 8 pm every Wednesday.


SATURDAY START-UP  
This is a four-part beginner series for kids 8 to 12 (3rd through 6th grade). Students learn to safely use a sewing machine, and make a variety of kid-pleasing projects including a patchwork pillow, drawstring backpack, stuffed creatures, and more. Everything is supplied, including a sewing machine to use in class. Small class size and friendly helpers assure that everyone has fun and everyone succeeds. Classes run from 10:30 am to noon. Fee is $45 total. Preregistration and prepayment are required. DATES: April 29, May 6, 13, 20.


FRIDAY AFTERNOON OPEN SEW 
This is a free open sew for children 8 to 12 who have been to a previous class or camp at SewGreen, or have participated in the SewGreen/A-Plus after-school program at Beverly J Martin school. It's a self-guided time, with supervision, to invent and experiment with creative projects, improve sewing skills, and meet new friends. Preregistration and confirmation of attendance are required, so we know how many kids to expect. Every Friday 4 to 5:30 PM.


STYLE ENGINEERS
SewGreen invites middle and high school students to participate in a hands-on learning experience based on Style Engineers developed by teaching staff at Cornell University and others. You can check out Style Engineers at www.styleengineers.org Weekly sessions in the SewGreen studio feature projects, activities, and creative explorations in fashion, sewing, and what's involved in designing clothing. To mix things up a little, some sessions will be reserved for open sews and getting help with individual projects. Preregistration and confirmation of attendance are required, so we know how many "style engineers" to expect. 
Every Friday, 6 to 8 pm. NOTE: Enrollment in Style Engineers is currently at full capacity. Ask to be put on the waiting list!


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BJM 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
After-School Sewing at A-Plus 

Kids who attend this free program supported by SewGreen are welcome to attend our Open Sews on Friday afternoons, 4 to 5:30 pm. 


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