Girls Rock: Back to Nature (Nature Inspired Fashion Design)

Nature can provide amazing inspiration for fashion! This week students will explore fashion and costume designers who draw inspiration from nature, including Julie Taymor who created costumes for The Lion King, and Alexander McQueen, whose stunning creations have been inspired by bird plumage, moth wings, flowers, and snake skin. The young artists will enjoy an inspirational field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to examine how artists who work in many mediums incorporate natural elements into their creations. Spend the week researching patterns in animals, plants, and landscapes, sketching ideas, painting “fabric”, and constructing garments. Students can then add unique sculptural elements using colorful recycled cardboard from packaging, colored wire, beads, and more. Friends and family are invited to Friday fashion show where students will wear and display their inventive, perhaps strange or startling, but certainly intriguing, creations! / Open to students ages 9-12. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies.

Need extended care for your child during the day? The Children's Theatre Company next door offers morning and afternoon care for MCAD camp participants.

What to bring: Please bring a packed lunch each day.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: July 3

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings: Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Questions? Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CSK 0213 03 SU19
Date Start: 
Monday, July 8, 2019
Date End: 
Friday, July 12, 2019
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 122
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 9-12
Days of Week: 
Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 9-12