BIG CAMP OUT - Style and Design Emphasis


October 12, 2017 - Lake Area Technical Institute

Career exploration of thousands of opportunities in the style and design industry. Hands-on activities in building trades, cosmetology, custom paint and fab, photo/media and visual communications.

  • Grades: 9 -12
  • Cost: Free

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Education & Training

Institute of Design & Technology of SD

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Each summer, innovative students throughout the five state area have the opportunity to explore a creative career for 2-days, or up to a week or two. They attend a weeklong Project: Design Boot Camp and explore design careers and all that they entitle. They complete design challenges and have the opportunity to meet others that share their interests. Students are able to see their ideas transform from concepts that start on paper into the completed product. Design professionals and mentors reinforce the students to think creatively outside the box.


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Fashion Illustration (2-days)

Graphic Design (2-days)

Couture Sewing (2-days)

*Students who wish to take a Fashion Design, Sustainable Fashion, or Accessory Design Boot Camp must take a prerequisite of both Fashion Illustration and Couture Sewing. Those wishing to take any of the Interior Design Boot Camps may substitute Graphic Design for Fashion Illustration. The 2-day design sessions are basic foundation skills needed to successfully complete the prerequisites need for the 5-days sessions. (IDTSD does not allow other sewing or drawing classes to take the place of these pre-requisites)


Fashion Design Boot Camp* (5-days)

Students go through an entire fashion design process. They create personal inspiration boards and see their ideas turn into completed projects. It is a fast-paced week with fun challenges. The week is imaginative and informative on various fashion related design careers. Students are encouraged to come back year after year for a whole new set of challenges.


Sustainable Fashion Boot Camp* (5-days)

Students in this camp are inspired on various green practices in everyday life as well as applying them to a creative career. They will produce garments from materials that are natural, reused, or recycled. Students are accompanied on possible local field trips, participate in design challenges, and create unique projects.

Interior Decor Boot Camp* (5-days)

During this week students are introduced to various aspects of the interior design career profession and will get a decorate a room of their choice. They learn basics of color schemes, awareness ot furniture periods/styles, to room layouts. It is a fast paced and condensed week, new design terms, trends and creativity to explore. The will have hands-on experiences in floral arranging and creating accessories to bring home. Students are introduced to various career opportunities in this specialized field.

Sustainable Accessory Design Boot Camp* (4-5 days)

One of our most popular sessions, students will explore wearable accessories from ordinary items that are deposed of and end up in the landfill, often are not biodegradable. We will also have the student bring several items that have been previously worn by a parent or family member that will be transformed into something that will be uniquely up-recycled or reclaimed as their own creation. They will illustrate basic sketches of their ideas and construct uniquely original items such as simple garments, hair accessories, jewelry, bags, belts, and even footwear using unconventional materials. Students will learn various techniques and discover their individual creativity.