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Fashion Hack! Intro to Sewing & Soft Circuits (Grades 4-7)

  • Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, Ga 30309 (map)

Wearable technology is everywhere – from wireless headphones to Apple Watches to LED embedded clothing. Explore this new and exciting type of design in a morning camp session all about fashion and electronic textiles. Scavenge through washed thrifted items provided by MODA and use conductive thread and batteries to hack your fashion and electrify your design!

During this camp, designers will be introduced to basic circuitry concepts using various mediums, like copper foil tape, paper clips, aluminum foil, coin cell batteries and LEDs. Campers will also learn basic sewing skills, from threading a needle to tying a knot to practicing different types of stitches. The skills they’ll acquire from both activities will serve as a foundation for a soft circuit project, in which campers will use conductive thread to add electricity to the project they design. MODA campers will be encouraged to take their projects home, in order to continue iterating.

Campers will:

  • Learn practical sewing skills
  • Understand the science behind circuits through hands-on experimentation
  • Learn the properties of conductive and nonconductive materials
  • Practice electrical safety
  • Balance both functionality and creativity within their designs

MODA Members: Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Please note camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.

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Your campMODA Instructor
Blair Banks
, Education Coordinator

Blair serves as MODA's education coordinator, where she strives to combine her studies of race and ethnicity with design in order to create programming for children that is relevant to their experiences, but also presents them with ideas that originate beyond their backyards.

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.