4 Can’t-Miss Claire Closet Workshops Over March Break

By Visit Kingston

The Claire Closet has been celebrating young women through Eco Fashion, Art, and Youth Entrepreneurship while tackling social issues in Kingston for a few years now – providing workshops, mentorship, summer camps and community events for girls ages 10 – 25. Founded by the immensely talented (and one of the nicest people you could ever meet) Claire Bouvier, The Claire Closet‘s mission of “spreading the awesome” has gradually gained momentum across Kingston and has evolved into a refreshing series of workshops designed to ultimately teach teenage girls to be creative and eco-friendly with their personal styles, while developing their skills and passions.
Check out and register for one (or all) of these fantastic workshops before they book up!

Discovering Your Personal Beauty With Alyssa


March 18, 2016 | For Grades 5-8 | $25.00

Join professional makeup artist Alyssa Courtney for a fun filled evening of glamour! You will have the opportunity to learn professional beauty secrets, including how to apply makeup to define your features, selecting the proper tools to make application a breeze, and what colours compliment you as an individual. Come and see how you can bring out your natural beauty and feel fabulous in the skin you’re in! Make sure you bring any brushes you have with you to the workshop, but don’t worry if you don’t have any!
There are two sessions for this workshop on March 18, 2016 at The Tett Centre in Kingston:

  • Grades 5 & 6 from 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • Grades 7 & 8 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Eco Fashion Basics with Danielle


March 18, 2015 | For Grades 5-8 | $25.00

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to appreciate old clothes as something new again. You’ll be working on up-cycling an item of clothing so it is new to you and more appropriate for the here and now. Some basic hand sewing skills will be taught while you are re-making your masterpieces All skill levels welcome!
There are two sessions for this workshop for March 18, 2016 at The Tett Centre in Kingston:

  • Grades 5 & 6 from 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • Grades 7 & 8 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Intro to The Claire Closet


March 18, 2016 | For Girls in Grades 3 – 5 | $10.00

Girls in grades 3 – 5 are welcome to join Claire Bouvier for an hour introduction to The Claire Closet! During this workshop, you’ll explore:

  • The importance of celebrating individuality and self expression through the arts, music and clothing; and
  • An introduction to techniques that foster balance, self confidence and healthy ways to tackling social issues.

This workshop runs on March 18, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00pm at The Tett Centre in Kingston.

Photography and Styling with Claire


March 18, 2016 | For Grades 5 – 8 | $25.00

Claire Bouvier is excited to bring her love and experience of fashion and photography to you. This workshop will be dedicated to learning how to use whatever camera you have and getting an introduction to working on a professional fashion photoshoot. You will learn how to work with your subject, find the right composition, choose the best lighting and discover creative styling techniques. This workshop will give you the confidence to start your own photography shoots and become comfortable styling on set.
There are two sessions for this workshop on March 18, 2016 at The Tett Centre in Kingston:

  • Grades 5 & 6 at 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • Grades 7 & 8 at 7:00 – 9:00pm

For more information, or to register for one of the Claire Closet’s workshops, visit theclairecloset.com!