This July, teens globally will travel to the West Hollywood Design District to immerse in a curated, boutique-style experience, a welcomed alternative to traditional summer camps. Designer Camp, a hands-on, creative day camp for students (11 – 17) passionate about design, offers enrollees a behind-the-scenes experience into the exciting worlds of Interior Design, Fashion, Photography, Styling, Trend Forecasting, Visual Arts, Entertainment Set Design, Merchandising, and more from July 11-29, 2016.
Designer Camp consists of three week-long, topical sessions (Design 101, Fashion & Styling and Interior & Visual Arts) that feature hands-on workshops, a culminating design challenge, classroom presentations from keynote speakers, and guided walking tours through inspiring spaces and brands of the WeHo Design District.
“Designer Camp would not be possible without the support of the West Hollywood design community,” says Kristen Dees, founder of Designer Camp. “Having renowned designers like Thomas Lavin and Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman take the time last year to speak to students about their professional experience is such a rarity.” Thirteen year-old, Lucchia Cicione-Eyal said that “because of Designer Camp, I feel like I figured out where I belong.”
This year, Designer Camp is partnering with some of the biggest names in the West Hollywood Design District and beyond, including the newly-opened Au Fudge, a celebrity-owned, kid-friendly restaurant and creative space, fashion model and actress Amy Holt, event designer Anne Kim, lifestyle blogger Anne Sage, Ariana Rugs, Art Angels, fashion photographer Brandon Andre, Caroline Cecil Textiles, Christopher Guy, celebrity stylist Daniel Musto, Darling Magazine, Design Within Reach, DSTLD Denim, Homee mobile app, Leica Store and Gallery LA, fashion blogger Kristina Zias, MAC Cosmetics, Restoration Hardware,Stephanie Liu of Honey & Silk, Thomas Lavin, and more.
Designer Camp will welcome students from all around the world, showcasing West Hollywood’s thriving creative community. “We have teens registering to attend not only from Southern California but also from Austria, United Arab Emirates & Saudi Arabia. It’s going to be a really special experience for all the students involved,” says Dees.
The camp runs Monday through Friday from July 11th – 29th, 9am – 3pm daily at the West Hollywood Library Community Room & Au Fudge Creative Space. Designer Camp costs $850 per week. Discounts are offered to students who register for more than one week of camp. Registration fee includes lunch, snacks, project materials, and a Designer Camp tote bag filled with design essentials. Registration is currently open, however space is limited. No design experience is necessary, just a passion to learn. Thanks to generous sponsors from the District, Designer Camp is offering partial and full scholarships to outstanding creative students.
For more information regarding Designer Camp and scholarships, visit www.designercamp.com.
About The West Hollywood Design District:
Trends start here. The West Hollywood Design District is a cultural destination for high-caliber design, art, fashion, dining, beauty and more. More than 250 global visionaries and creative leaders have chosen the walkable radius of Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard as their West Coast home.
West Hollywood Design District, officially a business improvement district (BID) organized in 1996, has been a premier Los Angeles shopping destination for discerning taste and uninhibited creativity since the 1950s. Today WHDD is an extraordinary mix of district pioneers, Phyllis Morris to J. Robert Scott, with the new guard, Rag & Bone to Christian Louboutin Men’s, together championing progressive style and timeless sophistication. www.WestHollywoodDesignDistrict.com