Kids Fashion Camp at the Ogden Museum

One of my fondest memories growing up was going to summer camp. I played flute from 4th grade through college, and had considered pursuing it professionally, but majoring in English won. Summers spent at band camp were the best, and doing drill downs in a gym devoid of air conditioning in the dead of August was strangely enjoyable. I lived for band, and I was damned good at it. I heartily believe kids need a creative outlet, no matter what the medium is.

photo c/o Sue Strachan

For two weeks in July, the Ogden Museum is hosting its 2nd Fashion Camp for teenagers ages 13-16. One of last year’s participants, Grayson Gold, presented his work at Fashion Week New Orleans in March and also sent a model down the runway at the Ogden’s Haute and Handmade this past December. Campers will learn fashion illustration, practice hand and machine stitching, discover secrets of the trade, and receive coaching from Veronica Cho, a former Seventh Avenue designer and Parsons School of Design graduate. The camp will wrap with a fashion show, highlighting the teen’s hard work.

Fashion Camp at the O!
July 9, 2012 – July 20, 2012
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For ages 13 to 16
$250 museum members; $275 non-members

For more info or to register contact Ellen Balkin at:

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