Campus Series Information

Campus Series Program Information

Deadline: Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Final Notification: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

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For Campus Series training sessions, applicants may choose from the following two application processes.

1. Teachers, counselors, principals, or community center leaders may submit a letter of recommendation (maximum of 300 words), explaining why the student is a good candidate for this program. Up to two nominees per secondary school or community center may be selected. Recommendations should be written on the organization’s letterhead and mailed to:

Jessica Bauserman
Youth and Family Program Coordinator
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia, 23220

Recommendations may also be emailed from an official school or organization email account to Jessica Bauserman. The student is responsible for completing the online Application Form.

2. Students without a recommending teacher may choose to submit a written statement describing their interest in art and fashion design, previous experience (none is required), and a description of a garment they would make from start (design) to finish (construction). The objective of the statement is to describe in detail how designers can transform ordinary materials and use outside inspiration.


Students will be required to complete assignments from home. This includes but is not limited to: looking for online resources for inspiration, reading provided information on chosen artwork, completing assigned worksheets, and working on garment construction. We estimate that students should spend one hour a week on general homework and six to twelve hours on garment construction. Students should be aware that the bulk of garment construction will take place during the last four weeks of class.

Attendance is mandatory. Excused absences may be considered on a case-by-case basis for illness, family emergencies, or academic testing. All absences should be communicated as far in advance as possible to the program coordinator. Students will be required to confirm their schedule and availability prior to acceptance into the program.

Campus Series participants in grades 6–12 must attend the Orientation, Training Sessions, Dress Rehearsal, and the Runway Exhibition. See schedules below. If students are unable to adhere to their chosen schedule, they may be dismissed from the program.

Teen Stylin’ Campus Series Training Sessions

All dates are Saturdays unless noted otherwise

Schedule I: Open to 6–12 grade students, 10 am–1 pm
Enrollment: 20 students
Feb 20 and 27 | Mar 5, 12, 19, and 26 | Apr 2, 9, 16, and 23

Schedule II: Open to 9–12 grade students only, 2–5 pm
Enrollment: 20 students
Feb 20 and 27 | Mar 5, 12, 19, and 26 | Apr 2, 9, 16, and 23

Program consultation and volunteer support for Teen Stylin’: Engineered is provided by Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering and Hack.RVA.

Teen Stylin’ 2016 is generously supported in part by RBC Foundation.

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