Made By Girls: Adventures in Wearable Tech & Fashion Design

Design. Sew. Program.

Have a passion for fashion? Design clothing like a pro in 3D and build light-up accessories that blink and glow with Lilypad Arduino! This course explores where design and technology intersect. Learn the engineering design process using 3D modeling software to create your very own virtual clothing and digital patterns. Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits, electronics and Arduino™ programming to create personalized e-textiles or unique accessories using your new skills in design and engineering.

This Made By Girls section is developed exclusively for girls in a collaborative environment. Find this camp near you >>

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Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Made By Girls: Adventures in Wearable Tech & Fashion Design.

Program Info

Ages: 8 – 12
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $965
Lab Fee: $125
One-Week

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
CLO Virtual Fashion
Lilypad Arduino

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn the design engineering process as you take on the basics of Arduino programming and virtual clothing design.

What You Create

Each student will create a piece of wearable technology and a digital portfolio of virtual fashion.

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Skills + Experience

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

3D Modeling + Design

This Adventures course introduces girls to a wide variety of tech and design concepts from programming and circuitry to 3D modeling and design. Infused with design-thinking methodology, our curriculum introduces these younger students to many of the same concepts as our more advanced learners as they work collaboratively to design, prototype, and refine their projects.

The Made By Girls Experience

DMA’s Made By Girls program offers a unique learning experience designed to introduce girls to STEM learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. MBG is powered by a dynamic group of role models including educators, industry leaders, and creators, who inspire our students to build both 21st century skills and confidence.

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Find This Camp Near You

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Everything was my favorite! There was so much stuff that we did
that I can’t decide on a favorite.

Mikayla

Made By Girls student

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Camp Overview

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 & 9:00 am
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan available at select locations
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Chill
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? No problem. Pick up anytime before 5:30pm

Tuition Includes

Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Made by Girls camp t-shirt
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios
 Lilypad Arduino kit to take home
 Special offer from Clo Virtual Fashion

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.

*Meals available at select locations

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child doesn't have any design experience. Will they be able to keep up with the course?

Yes! This course is a great introductory level course.

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