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Fashion Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Fashion

Fashion is one of the first ways we learn to express ourselves and remains an important part of our identity throughout our lives. In this program, you'll learn how to bring the designs from your imagination, to paper, and then into real life—and blur the boundaries between clothing and wearable art. You'll master sewing skills, study famous designers, and develop your own cohesive fashion line.

What You'll Learn

In this course, you'll spend up to six hours per day immersed in the world of fashion. Inspired by both historical and contemporary fashion designers, you will design and construct a cohesive line of wearables for the end-of-session show. Our instructors will teach you the conceptual and technical skills you need to bring your designs to life—no sewing experience required! You will also:

  • Learn how to communicate your ideas through two-dimensional media
  • Develop a visually cohesive clothing line
  • Learn and implement a variety of sewing and garment construction techniques
  • Explore a wide variety of materials, discovering their uses and meaning

Throughout the session, you will also have the opportunity to attend virtual lectures, college presentations, and tutorials by guest artists.

Portfolio Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 23, 2024 to July 13, 2024
  • SESSION 2: July 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • SESSION 1: Applications CLOSED
  • SESSION 2: Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

Our Fashion faculty have years of creating wearable artwork. Learn right alongside these professional artists in a nurturing, fun environment to take your fashion design to the next level.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Johnson R Hunt

Johnson Hunt

Instructor of Visual Arts

Program Highlights


At the end of your session, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your collection in an exhibition of your work.

Dow Center for Visual Arts 

During your session, you will learn and create in the Dow Center for Visual Arts, one of the finest facilities dedicated to the study of the visual arts at the high school level. The 36,000 square-foot complex includes separate studios for drawing, painting, metalworking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital arts, and fibers, as well as a gallery for student, staff, and faculty exhibitions.

Additional Opportunities

If you're interested in honing your skills in other areas of visual arts, check out our other programs in Visual Arts and Advanced Drawing & Painting.

Fashion program at Interlochen Arts Camp

"The freedom that we get in this program allows us to make mistakes and figure out our artistic identities. And that's what makes this program special." - Ariana