Fashion Boot Camp

Education Lab

Please download this registration form. Once completed, please return form to Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Artisphere Education Director via email at or by fax (703-875-1187) or mail: 1101 Wilson Blvd, Ste. 932, Arlington, Virginia 22209. INCOME BASED FEE REDUCTION AVAILABLE to Arlington County residents who qualify. Apply to Lisa Marie Thalhammer or at 703-875-1137.

Camp dates: July 30 – August 3, 2012, daily 10am - 4pm
Camp Fashion Showcase: Friday, August 3, 5:30pm / Education Lab
Tuition: $300
Camp manager: Yvette Castro, Vice President of Research & Programs, Fashion Fights Poverty

Presented in partnership with Artisphere, resident organization Fashion Fights Poverty will teach student participants the ins and outs of the fashion industry, eco-ethical design and social responsibility. Students will engage in creative activities to boost their self esteem and introduce them to fashion related areas such as styling, design, photography, among others. Professionals currently working in the fashion industry and are part of the Fashion Fights Poverty Volunteer Network will teach the classes. There are two areas of focus for camp participants:

  • Provide the initial spark of creativity and enhance their skill and interest in the fashion industry.
  • Engage participants and help them gain awareness and knowledge to incorporate socially responsible practices into their daily routine.

Learning sessions will provide a variety of opportunities for the participants in the camp to be energized and creative through active play, hands on projects, guest speakers, on-site mentoring, social responsibility workshops, among other workshops and activities. Examples of the sessions to be offered will include:

  • Wake up! Loosen up! Daily exercise routines.
  • Behind the scenes - “day in the life” peeks at fashion careers.
  • How to be a budget fashionista.
  • Sustainable design - fashion for the future.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose - how old garments can become new again.
  • Self-esteem and public speaking.
  • Sewing without a machine.
  • How to take perfect pictures with a cell phone or disposable camera.
  • Expressions through art via freestyle art sessions and projects.

The camp concludes with project presentations and performances showing all participants’ progress. This is an opportunity for friends, family and the community to celebrate with the students.

About Fashion Fights Poverty: Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) is a Washington, DC metro area-based 501c3 that began in 2005 as an annual eco-ethical fashion show on the United Nations Week calendar. Since then, Fashion Fights Poverty has evolved into a non-profit organization that raises awareness and contributes to initiatives that encourage and support creative, effective, and sustainable means of challenging poverty. The organization’s mission is grounded on the idea that the fashion and textiles industries offer unique and effective opportunities to contribute to the alleviation of poverty. Working with designers, craftsmen and consumers, Fashion Fights Poverty urges them to help fulfill this mission through trade, skill building and community empowerment.

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