SUMMER CAMP 2015
july 6 – AUGUST 28
Camps run weekly all summer long: July – August 2015.
Fill out the registration form online.
WEEK 1: JULY 6 – 10
Home Sweet Home
Exploring the architecture and design of the spaces humans, animals, and insects call home, this session allows campers to build model homes and sculptures inspired by the natural world.
Perfect for beginners – and challenging enough for returning campers! – this session takes participants through the steps of fashioning a tote bag and dress or shirt with a sewing machine. Plus, campers craft a necklace, hair accessories, and a brooch.
WEEK 2: JULY 13 – 17
For this fun and inspiring week of toy design, campers will construct robots that draw, mini-puppet theatres, and collaborate to build an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, and so much more!
Focussing on environmentally friendly fashion design, campers will experiment with natural dying techniques, create garments from re-purposed textiles, and design accessories incorporting rustic materials.
WEEK 3: JULY 20 – 24
Campers create other worldly creatures, learning to stitch and stuff. Plus, participants also design wearables, environments, and packaging inspired by their creations.
DX Street Style
Drawing on the phenomenon of street style photography and blogs, this session allows campers to create their own unique garments and accessories, and generate their own DX Street Style blog inspired by international trendsetters from Tokyo, New York, and Paris.
WEEK 4: JULY 27 – 31
Campers will create band t-shirts, album covers, rock star accessories, and elaborate stage sets for their ultra-hip, make-believe music group.
House of DX
Campers will learn about fashion illustration, pattern-making, and sewing techniques. Plus, they create one garment and a host of accessories by week's end.
WEEK 5: AUGUST 4 – 7*
If You Build It
Over four days, campers are introduced to basic architectural concepts. Participants will learn what it takes to design amazing structures, and build and test their own models using local icons for inspiration.
Fashion Time Travel
Campers will travel through fashion's history and imagine its future in this four-day session. Taking inspiration from decades past, they will construct a retro garment and couple it with out-of-this world accessories!
*4-DAY WEEK (Reduced fee: $248 for members, $276 for non-members)
WEEK 6: AUGUST 10 – 14
Drawing inspiration from famous circuses around the world, we will attempt to create some death-defying design projects. Glitzy costumes, marvelous masks, and circus vehicles make this an action-packed week under the DX big top.
Campers will learn the secrets and skills of fashion styling, from dressing models to scouting locations for photo shoots. Projects include an avant-garde garment, complimentary accessories, and a style 'zine to share with friends and family.
WEEK 7: AUGUST 17 – 21
Drama + Design I
In partnership with Canadian Stage, campers will develop an entire performance, learning how to stage, and make costumes, props, and sets. Plus, campers and their guardians see a performance and receive a backstage tour of the Canadian Stage Shakespeare in High Park. Campers perform for family and friends on Friday, August 21.
Presented in partnership with
Print + Pattern
This week is all about textiles! Campers create their own fabric by experimenting with printing, dying, weaving, and everything in between – then use it to sew a trendsetting garment and accessories to match.
WEEK 8: AUGUST 24 – 28
Drama + Design II
In partnership with Canadian Stage, campers will develop an entire performance, learning how to stage, and make costumes, props, and sets. Plus, campers and their guardians see a performance and receive a backstage tour of the Canadian Stage Shakespeare in High Park. Campers perform for family and friends on Friday, August 28.
Presented in partnership with
Unique personal style is the theme of this week. Inspired by famous trendsetters, campers create a basic garment, then personalize it with over-the-top accessories and headpieces to create their own signature style.
For a downloadable version of the 2015 Summer Camp Guide click here.