Fashion Summer Workshop 2024

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Is a Fashion Career in Your Future?

This five-day summer workshop gives high school students a glimpse into the world of fashion from design principles to merchandising techniques at
St. Catherine University's campus.

July 8-12, 2024

Registration will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Create Portfolio Materials

Turn your creativity into a fashion statement that expresses your unique style in a sustainable, inclusive way. Eligible participants include high school students in grades 10-12 who identify as girls, nonbinary, or genderqueer.

Participants will discover different career tracks in the fashion industry and leave with portfolio essentials, including one upcycled garment. You’ll also learn how to:

  • Sketch fashion figures
  • Learn to upcycle a design
  • Devise merchandising strategies
  • Create collage drawings
  • Make a trend board
  • Style a model & conduct a photo shoot
Student working on dress prototype

Make Connections

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Network with industry leaders as well as St. Kate’s faculty, fashion majors, and alumnae. These key resources offer students valuable guidance about fashion as a future career path.

See more of our Fashion community at St. Kate's:

Design a Better World at St. Kate’s

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get a look at life on our campus. The Fashion Summer Workshop mirrors the values of St. Kate’s Fashion Design and Merchandising programs, such as incorporating social responsibility and ecological integrity into every design.

Students will learn inclusive design and representation techniques that allow greater access to the fashion industry.

And, as growing climate change demands sustainable practices, curriculums also push for strategies that can help reduce one’s carbon footprint.

Workshop faculty giving lecture to attendees in classroom

Get The Details

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Each afternoon has two 90-minute instruction and activity sessions that will take place on campus grounds, in our fashion labs, or at exhibit spaces.

Dates: July 8-12, 2024, 1-5 pm

Cost: $300 (A reduced cost of $50 is available for families who qualify for free/reduced price lunch)

Location: St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

COVID policies:  All participants are required to follow St. Catherine University's COVID-19 policies

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