Hello TAC Community!

 

We write with a proposal for a safe, healthy, and fiber-filled TAC Summer Camp at home.

 

Already we have been teaching after school from afar, and we have successfully shipped and delivered materials to all of our students.  We are enjoying our first weeks of weaving, felting, and natural dyeing at TAC at Home After School and the feedback has been great! 

 

Yes, we need to connect online while staying home, but we are also excited to curate a tactile off-screen experience for our community of young fiber artists.  We imagine a summer of busy hands, and brilliant ideas, catching some fresh air on the stoop while knitting, or weaving on a hand quilted blanket in the park.  We will do our best to bring you TAC SUMMER CAMP VIBES!

 

We have designed a fun textile experience for campers that is flexible for families and supportive of all home situations.  Choose your own adventure; create at home, share, visit, and tune in to camp’s ‘live’ events when you’d like to - participate on or offline all summer long on your schedule.

 

Your previous camp registration will get you six weeks of Textile Arts Center Summer Camp at Home with a start date of July 20th.   

 

A Summer Subscription includes weekly Craft Kits, a TAC Summer Camp Zine subscription, a Camp T-shirt (hand printed at TAC!), and the TAC CAMP Project Kit comes with written + video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials + tools to get busy creating.

 

Craft circles are a fun way to share projects, socialize with peers, and get crafting online along with TAC counselors and campers weekly.  

 

Textile Hangouts are opportunities to engage with the greater Textile Arts Center Artist and Maker Community, and will include events geared for all ages such as Artist Talks, Studio Visits, Scavenger Hunts, Textile Story Hours + more!  We will have our Summer Camp Events calendar live by mid-June and will be adding events all summer long!

 

We have three tiers of registration:

Tier 1 will include 1 project kit and a six week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events.

Tier 2 Add-On will include 2 different project kits.

Tier 3 Add-On will include 3 different project kits.

 

We are a small team with BIG summer plans; we will pause on processing refunds from now until JUNE 10th to focus our small team’s efforts.  To request a refund please fill out THIS FORM

 

Those who have been financially affected may surely ask for a refund, but this needn’t exclude you from participation.  Instead, consider our scholarship program as an option available to you.   

 

TAC continues to fundraise to support our youth scholarship fund.  If you are able, please donate to sponsor a child’s textile interest this summer. Donate through Paypal here!

 

We would love to be ending this summer with a Tie Dye Day and a distanced ice cream social in the park, and perhaps in time our craft circles can transition to IRL meet ups.  For now we can only hope and practice safety.   May our actions today bring a better tomorrow.

 

 

Kelly Valletta

Lisa Sikorski

Danielle Bernard

+ Team TAC