Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Weekly Camp Rates

$145 Textile Center Members
$165 Non-Members
$50 Optional Extended Stay

Register your child for 2 camps, take $20 off any additional camps!

Dates and Times

June 26 – August 27, 2016
Monday – Friday (July 4 Holiday Week: Wednesday – Friday)

Morning sessions: 9 am – noon
Afternoon session 1 – 4 pm
Optional extended stay: 8 – 9 am and/or 4-5 pm


Textile Center
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
IFP MN Center for Media Arts
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Northern Clay Center

Great Power and Great Responsibility
Ages 9+
June 20–24
9 am–3 pm

Launch into alternative universes with your favorite super hero—or create your own being or extraordinary power. Tell his or her story—from origins to special tools and abilities—in different ways at the 5 Centers for Art in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

The Truth is Out There
Ages 9+
July 18–22
9 am – 3 pm

Take intergalactic adventures in 5 different materials at the 5 Centers for Art in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Whether you’re inspired by constellations and myths or science fiction and fantasy, let our teaching artists awaken the force in you during this all-day camp.

Registration/Fees for 5 Center Camps
$305/$285 Members of any of the five participating organizations.
To register: or 612-339-8007.



Julie Kastigar BoadaJulie Kastigar Boada is an Anishinabe artist, storyteller, puppeteer and arts educator. Over the last 23 years, she has worked with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre, L.A. Music Center, Minnesota History Center, Fergus Falls Center for the Arts, as well as independently. A 2014 Ivey Award recipient, Boada has a B.A. in Studio Arts and American Indian Studies and has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation.

Marjorie FedyszynMarjorie Fedyszyn is a felting artist known for her large-scale fiber forms. After receiving a B.A. in Theatre Design and Technical Theatre, she worked as a scenic artist in New York and the Twin Cities and was the recipient of a 2013 Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant.


Melba Granlund has been a life-long fiber artist currently focused on Scandinavian textile folk art. She enjoys sewing and embroidery of folk costumes and textiles, spinning, knitting, weaving, felting, and nalbinding. She has taught at the Minnesota Federation of Weavers, Bay Lake Camp Folkschool, and various other groups within the greater Twin Cities area.

Elizabeth HarringtonElizabeth Harrington is a weaver, spinner, dyer, knitter and more. Harrington works at a French immersion school and has instructed numerous courses and camps with Textile Center and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.



Dyann JudyDyann Judy, a fiber artist for most of her life, is an expert knitter, and is also skilled in crochet, sewing, quilting, dyeing, beading, jewelry making and weaving. With an M.A. in Education from Hamline University, Judy is an elementary school teacher in Minneapolis, where she incorporates the teaching of needle arts.


Sarah Nassif is a Minneapolis based teaching artist with a focus on sewing, screenprinting, and community engagement. Her apparel line Rectangle Designs has been sold from Brooklyn to Seattle and features her original botanical screen-prints. She loves to teach others how she combines her passion for nature with the textile arts. Sarah is a 2016 Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant recipient.

Chiaki O'BrienChiaki O’Brien has been weaving and working with textiles since 1996, specializing in SAORI weaving with experience in Bengala dyeing, needle felting and spinning. A recipient of a 2013 Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant, Chiaki runs her own studio practice in Chaska, MN called Studio FUN.




Lauren OlandLauren Oland is a fashion designer, teacher and textile artist. With a B.S. in Clothing Design from the University of Minnesota, Lauren runs her own clothing and accessories line while teaching a multitude of youth textile art classes.





Date Time Title
June 20 9am-3pm Great Power & Great Responsibility
June 27-July 1 9am-12pm Soft Sculpture
June 27-July 1 9am-12pm Fashion Designer
June 27-July 1 9am-12pm Memory Quilt
June 27-July 1 1pm-4pm Fashion Designer
June 27-July 1 1pm-4pm Best Friends Forever
July 6-8, 3 DAYS 9am-12pm Japanese Junction
July 6-8, 3 DAYS 9am-12pm Guatemalan Worry Dolls
July 6-8, 3 DAYS 1pm-4pm Printed Moroccan Hammock
July 6-8, 3 DAYS 1pm-4pm Lavvu Tent
July 11-15 9am-12pm Knit It
July 11-15 9am-12pm Doll Me Up
July 11-15 1pm-4pm Modern Doll Making
July 18 9am-3pm The Truth is Out There
July 18-22 9am-12pm Puppetry
July 18-22 9am-12pm Doll Me Up
July 18-22 9am-12pm Cosplay Fashion
July 18-22 1pm-4pm Off to the Circus
July 18-22 1pm-4pm Whorl and Weave
July 18-22 1pm-4pm Go Graphic
July 25-29 9am-12pm Knit-a-thon
July 25-29 9am-12pm Slumber Party
July 25-29 1pm-4pm Off the Hook
July 25-29 1pm-4pm Party Animals
August 1-5 9am-12pm Upcycled Fashion
August 1-5 9am-12pm Up, Out, and Away
August 1-5 1pm-4pm Purls of Wisdom
August 1-5 1pm-4pm Books & Papermaking
August 8-12 9am-12pm Games on the Go
August 8-12 9am-12pm Design It & Quilt It
August 8-12 1pm-4pm String Artist
August 8-12 1pm-4pm Enchanted forest
August 15-19 9am-12pm Hint of Print
August 15-19 9am-12pm Fleecy Pillow Friend
August 15-19 1pm-4pm Pattern Making
August 15-19 1pm-4pm Felted Creatures
August 22-26 9am-12pm Décor Galore
August 22-26 9am-12pm Natural Dyer
August 22-26 1pm-4pm Time Warp
August 22-26 1pm-4pm Tie Dye & Beyond