Junior Summer Camp

Teaching beauty for a better world
In favor of the Fondazione Meyer / In partnership with Sky Arte

In a supportive movement that goes from children to children, Polimoda is offering an experience in training and developing creativity for the third edition of Junior Summer Camp, entirely dedicated to beauty and fashion in the arts to shape a better world tomorrow. In partnership with Sky Arte, this initiative is in favor of the Fondazione Meyer, operating exclusively in support of the Meyer Children’s Hospital of Florence, an Italian leader in children’s healthcare.

The 2020 edition of Junior Summer Camp has been postponed to the summer of 2021. See you next year in Florence!

This educational project is aimed at children aged 8 to 12, with the purpose of translating their natural interest in fashion into an artistic and creative journey. Stimulating the imagination and intercultural exchange, Polimoda’s summer camp features a program of lectures and workshops, focusing on the realization of small art pieces and creative visuals dedicated to liberal arts and beauty as seen from the eyes of our children.

Teaching Beauty for a Better World

Thanks to the partnership with Sky Arte, and the collaboration with Pitti Immagine and the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, the theme of the 2020 Junior Summer Camp is Teaching Beauty for a Better World, exploring the infinite possibilities every child is given to achieve their dreams, with a dedicated emphasis on the visual aspects of ethical grace, sustainability, creativity and, of course, the beauty of art.

This summer’s edition is inspired by Sky Arte – the most exclusive art-oriented television channel offering cultural programs dedicated to creativity in all shapes and forms; from music to literature, from liberal arts to design and from paintings to sculptures. Children will participate in workshops, crafting original visual pieces and using their creations to address their own idea of beauty for the future.

Fondazione Meyer

The proceeds will be donated to support the Fondazione Meyer, an institution established to support communication, marketing and fundraising activities for the Meyer Children’s Hospital of Florence. The hospital is recognized nationwide for its excellence in pediatrics as related to research, innovative treatment methods and children’s healthcare.

Program

The program includes lectures and workshops related to fashion, supervised by teachers with extensive experience in the sector and educators specialized in training courses with children. The ratio of teachers and participants is 1 to 5, allowing constant support and maximum attention for each child’s individual needs.

At the end of the course, participants will piece together their own fashion visual creation that they carry with them and show to parents and friends. Lessons will be held in Italian and English, encouraging intercultural exchange between children from all over the world.

Typical day

  • 8:30am - 9am : Welcome
  • 9am - 1pm : Fashion Workshop / Snack / Creative Arts & Play
  • 1pm - 2pm : Lunch at Polimoda Café
  • 2pm - 4pm : Fashion Workshop / Creative Arts & Play
  • 4pm - 4:30pm : End of day

Location

Junior Summer Camp is held in Villa Favard, a splendid Renaissance-style palace surrounded by a large garden on the banks of the Arno river, located a few steps from the historic center and the Santa Maria Novella train station.

The young students will have the classrooms of the institute, the Library – the largest documentation center on fashion in Europe – and the Polimoda Café, a café bar in the Villa’s garden, reserved exclusively for the students of the institute, at their disposal.

Previous editions


The Junior Summer Camp was born in 2018 from the desire to contribute to supporting young children and their families through an initiative in favor of the Fondazione Meyer, in collaboration with Pitti Immagine and the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and under the patronage of the Municipality of Florence.

Thanks to the collaboration with Mattel and Barbie, the theme of the second edition in 2019 was You Can Be Anything, exploring the infinite possibilities every child is given to achieve their dreams. Inspired by the Barbie doll’s multifaceted career, children took part in workshops to craft original pieces, using their creations to address their hopes and dreams for the future.

Edition 2019

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Junior Summer Camp

  • Duration: 1 week (from Monday to Friday)
  • Start date: 2021, TBD
  • Age: 8 to 12 years old
  • Price: 600 €
  • Location: Villa Favard, Via Curtatone 1, Florence
  • Languages: Italian and English

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Contact

Information & Orientation Office

Via Curtatone 1, Florence
Tel. +39 055 2750628
Email: orientation@polimoda.com