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TAC's Summer Camp at Home welcomes campers ages 5-13 to create and connect with the world of contemporary and historical textiles. This year, we are 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.

Choose your own adventure

We offer 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, and tune in to camp’s ‘live’ events when you’d like to—participate online or offline all summer long on your schedule.

TAC Summer Subscription

A 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, which comes with written and video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials and tools to get busy creating at home.

Overview

Ages 5-6

July 20—August 28
Online
Tier 1: 1 Project Kit ($485)

• 1 TAC Camp Project Kit
• Craft Kit
• TAC Summer Camp Zine
• 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events
• A hand-printed camp t-shirt

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Tier 2: 2 Project Kits ($727.50)

• 2 unique TAC Camp Project Kits
• Craft Kit
• TAC Summer Camp Zine
• 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events
• A hand-printed camp t-shirt

Tier 3: 3 Project Kits ($970)

• 3 unique TAC Camp Project Kits
• Craft Kit
• TAC Summer Camp Zine
• 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events
• A hand-printed camp t-shirt

Ages 7-10

July 20—August 28
Online
Tier 1: Natural Dyeing ($535)

• TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit
• Craft Kit
• TAC Summer Camp Zine
• 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events
• A hand-printed camp t-shirt

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Tier 2: Marbling ($802.50)

Includes all of Tier 1 but with an add-on of a TAC Marbling Project Kit.

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Tier 3: Marbling and Weaving ($1,070.00)

Includes all items of Tiers 1 & 2 but with an add-on of a TAC Weaving Project Kit.

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Ages 11-13

July 20—July 31
Online
Tween Summer Camp Subscription ($535)

• Two week skills based online class
• Tweens Project Kit with materials for a hand and machine sewn project
• Craft Kit
• Live Craft Circles to connect and make new friends
• Textile Hangouts
• TAC Summer Camp Zine
• A hand-printed camp t-shirt
• 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events
• Two 'Live' support sessions

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Ages 11-13

August 3—August 14
Online
Tween Summer Camp Subscription ($535)

• Two week skills based online class
• Tweens Project Kit with materials for a hand and machine sewn project
• Craft Kit
• Live Craft Circles to connect and make new friends
• Textile Hangouts
• TAC Summer Camp Zine
• A hand-printed camp t-shirt
• 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events
• Two 'Live' support sessions

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Activity Highlights
Project Kits

Our Project Kits come with written and video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials and tools to get busy creating. We offer project kits for Natural Dyeing, with the option to add on Marbling and Weaving.

Craft Circles & Kits

Craft Circles are a fun way to share projects, socialize with friends, and get crafting online along with TAC counselors and campers weekly. The accompanying Craft Kit will include tools and materials for an array of textile processes. Work on one of processes from the Craft Kit like tapestry weaving, kumihimo, embroidery, hand sewing, bead weaving, finger knitting, wet felting, or foiled accessories.

Textile Hangouts

Textile Hangouts are opportunities to engage with the greater Textile Arts Center Artist and Maker Community, and will include online events geared to all ages such as Artist Talks, Studio Visits, Scavenger Hunts, Textile Story Hours and more.

Camp Details

Overview
Ages 5-6
Ages 7-10
Tweens Ages 11-13
FAQ

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 and video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials and tools to get busy creating.

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.

A 5-6 year old Parent and Child Summer Camp at Home Registration includes 6 weeks of Craft Circles and Textile Hangouts, Craft Kit with 9 textile processes, a TAC Summer Camp Zine subscription, a Camp T-shirt (hand printed at TAC!), and the TAC CAMP Project Kit for Two. The Project Kit for Two comes with written and video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials and tools to get busy creating together.

We have three tiers of registration:

Tier 1

  • TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit: includes all the materials and tools needed to create a natural dye kitchen at home. Work with raw natural dye extracts and learn to make your own extractions, identify dye plants in the wild of NYC and beyond.
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events.
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC!)

 

Tier 2

  • TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit
  • TAC Marbling Project Kit: includes all the materials and tools needed to marble at home. Marbling is a method of aqueous surface design- an exciting term explaining that color is floated on either plain water or a viscous solution and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or fabric.
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events.
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC!)

 

Tier 3

  • TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit
  • TAC Marbling Project Kit
  • TAC Weaving Project Kit: includes all the materials and tools needed to weave on one of TAC’s cricket looms! TAC Looms will arrive at your doorstep already prepared for hours of weaving experimentation. Weavers will work with an assortment of weaving materials and learn new techniques along the way.
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events. ​
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC!)

 

Summer Camp Project Kits are intended to be flexible for all families and can be used with our written instructions or instructional videos, and if you have any trouble we will have scheduled opportunities for ‘live’ support.

 

Daily Schedule

Mon, Wed, Fri
9-10am

Welcome and Movement

10-11am

Textile Hangout

1:30-2:30pm

Textile Hangout (Read along)

Tue, Thu
9-10am

Welcome and Movement

10-11:30am

Project Support

1:30-3pm

Craft Circle

A 7-10 year old Summer Camp at Home Registration includes 6 weeks of Craft Circles and Textile Hangouts, Craft Kit with 9 textile processes, a TAC Summer Camp Zine subscription, a Camp T-shirt (hand printed at TAC!), and the TAC CAMP Project Kit. The Project Kit comes with written and video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials and tools to get busy creating.

We have three tiers of registration:

Tier 1

  • TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit: includes all the materials and tools needed to create a natural dye kitchen at home. Work with raw natural dye extracts and learn to make your own extractions, identify dye plants in the wild of NYC and beyond.
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events.
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC!)

 

Tier 2

  • TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit
  • TAC Marbling Project Kit: includes all the materials and tools needed to marble at home. Marbling is a method of aqueous surface design- an exciting term explaining that color is floated on either plain water or a viscous solution and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or fabric.
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events.
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC!)

 

Tier 3

  • TAC Natural Dyeing Project Kit
  • TAC Marbling Project Kit
  • TAC Weaving Project Kit: includes all the materials and tools needed to weave on one of TAC’s cricket looms! TAC Looms will arrive at your doorstep already prepared for hours of weaving experimentation. Weavers will work with an assortment of weaving materials and learn new techniques along the way.
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events. ​
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC!)

 

Summer Camp Project Kits are intended to be flexible for all families and can be used with our written instructions or instructional videos, and if you have any trouble we will have scheduled opportunities for ‘live’ support.

Daily Schedule

Mon, Wed, Fri
9-10am

Welcome and Movement

11am-12:30pm

Project Support

3-4:30pm

Craft Circle

Tue, Thu
9-10am

Welcome and Movement

11:30-12:30pm

Textile Hangout (Read along)

3-4:30pm

Textile Hangout

​In our tweens program this summer, campers will begin an in-depth exploration of sewing processes with a two-week quilting intensive. Each child will learn basic sewing terminology as well as the skills to master both hand and machine sewing. Campers will be encouraged to play with color and composition and experiment with processes such as cutting, piecing, pinning, binding, applique and decorative stitches. Dive deep into this world of piecing fabric together with our Adult and Youth Educator Emma Redmond, whose modern approach to quilting will inspire students to find their own voice with textiles. Registration for this class comes with a machine that we will provide for the duration of the class. You may also use your own machine if you already have one.

A Tween Summer Camp at Home Subscription includes access to:

  • Two week skills based online class
  • One Tweens Project Kit with materials for a hand and machine sewn project
  • Craft Kit with materials for 9 textile processes
  • Live Craft Circles to connect and make new friends
  • Textile Hangouts
  • TAC Summer Camp Zine
  • Summer Camp Tshirt (hand printed at TAC)
  • a 6-week subscription to TAC at Home Summer Camp events.

 

​​Two sessions are available for Live support of the Tweens Project Kits: July 20-31 and Aug 3-14.

Daily Schedule

Mon, Wed, Fri
9-10am

Welcome and Movement

10am-12pm

Class Session

3-4:30pm

Craft Circle

Tue, Thu
9-10am

Welcome and Movement

1:30-2:30pm

Machine Basics

3-4:30pm

Textile Hangout

Tween Summer Camp at Home Subscription, $535

Now that some camps might open up after June 29, is there any potential that TAC will open later in the summer for in-person camp, or has the decision been made to run TAC Summer Camp at Home all summer long?

Our plans for TAC at Home Summer Camp have not shifted with the NYC announcement of in-person camps. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy, and fiber-filled TAC Summer Camp at home. As always, stay up to date with all TAC programs and announcements by signing up for our newsletter!

 

I signed up for 1 week of summer camp but now have a 6-week subscription. What does that mean?

Your previous 1 week of Summer Camp entitles you to Tier 1 TAC at Home Summer Camp; a 6-week Subscription, Craft Kit with 9 crafts, 1 extensive Project Kit, Summer Camp Zine, and a Summer Camp Tshirt. Your subscription includes access to 6 weeks of Craft Circles and Textile Hangouts. Your TAC Camp Project Kit comes with written + video tutorials, ‘live’ troubleshooting events, and all the materials + tools to get busy creating.

 

What are the Project Kit(s)? How will they work?

Projects kits for 5-10 are designed to give your child the freedom to learn about textile processes that work with fabric to enhance and enrich the surface. The maximum number of structured projects students will have access to over the summer is 3 (With Tier 3 registration), with weaving being an option in Tier 2 and 3.

Tier 1 TAC Summer Camp at Home NATURAL DYEING Project Kit includes all the materials and tools needed to create a natural dye kitchen at home.*

AND we have Add-On Project Kits available with Tier 2+3! Add Marbling and Weaving to your Summer plans!*

*Summer Camp Project Kits are intended to be flexible for all families and can be used with our written instructions or instructional videos, and if you have any trouble we will have scheduled opportunities for ‘live’ support.

 

What is the Zine?

The TAC Summer Camp Zine will contain textile facts, projects and patterns to use at home, coloring pages, articles, word searches and jokes to promote learning and self-guided fun!

 

I previously registered for 2 (or more weeks) of camp. How does this fit in with your new camp structure?

Tier 1 TAC SUMMER CAMP AT HOME = One TAC Summer Camp Project Kit + a 6-week subscription

Tier 2 registration (previously 2 weeks of camp) = Two TAC Summer Camp Project Kits total

Tier 3 registration (previously 3 weeks of camp) = Three TAC Summer Camp Project Kits total

 

I registered for 2-3 weeks of camp. If I want to remain registered for Tier 2 or 3, am I entitled to a credit or a refund?

Yes, you will be entitled to a credit or refund for the difference in pricing before June 20th. Please fill out THIS FORM by June 20th for a credit or refund.

 

I registered for 2/3 weeks of camp, but only want to participate in Tier 1 of TAC Summer Camp at Home. Is this possible? Can I get a credit or refund for the other week(s) of camp?

Yes, you can participate in Tier 1 AND get a credit or a refund (before June 20th) for the additional weeks of camp you originally registered for. Please fill out THIS FORM by June 20th for a full refund.

 

My child was originally registered for a week of weaving this summer. Will my child still get to weave?

Every child will learn how to tapestry and bead weave on their own loom this summer, so everyone will get to weave! Our Tier 2 and 3 offer the option of weaving on a rigid heddle loom on loan from TAC.

 

If you add a project kit, do you then have everything you’d need for two kids to do all of the projects?

Each camper will need to register for Tier 1 Summer Camp to have access to individual Project Kits, Craft Kits, Zines, and the 6-Week Summer Camp Subscription. Each camper will need a kit for themselves to have all the materials.

 

Do the 6 weeks of TAC at Home Summer Camp include 6 different projects? Is this what is included in one project kit, everything you need for 6 projects

The maximum number of structured projects student will have access to over the summer is 3 (With Tier 3 registration). In addition, all campers will be provided craft materials to explore an array of textile techniques in a structure that encourages exploration during Craft Circle for the 6 weeks of Summer Camp.

 

How much supervision will the projects require?

Our 5+6 year old program is designed to be a parent and child program for project success. Our 7-10 year old projects are designed to be an independent workflow. We encourage you to open the kits with your child and explore the materials to assess individual needs.

 

Can Kits be picked up/shipped at one time or will they be shipped weekly? Can Kits be shipped internationally?

Our goal is to keep shipping/pick ups at a minimum. We will be sending out a survey for all Summer Camp Registrants which will collect all of the necessary information for shipping or contactless pick up at our Brooklyn location.

 

Can Kits be picked up in advance?

Kits will be ready for contactless pick up the week of July 13 at our Brooklyn location.