All camps are held at Living Arts Studio Located at 2814 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143. Below are some facts about our camps:

  • Each camp costs $100

  • Camp hours are Wednesday and Thursday  10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Campers should bring a lunch and beverage. A snack will be provided during camp.

  • Spirited Hands and Living Arts Studio provides sewing machines, scissors, pins, etc.

  • Campers are to provide their own fabric and notions needed for the projects listed. A supply list at least 2 weeks before the start of each camp.

  • All camps are appropriate from beginner to advanced skill levels. However, we do request a private lesson if your child has never used a sewing machine before. This lesson can be arranged via email. These private lessons take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday after school. Each lesson is approximately one hour and the cost is 20.00 for the session.

  • If your child has never used a machine before PLEASE arrange this lesson with me ASAP. The time slots do fill quickly.

  • This lesson immensely helps your children’s success in camp. They will learn the basics of machine usage, threading, etc.



My name is Kelly Larson. I am 59 years old, a mother of 4, and a proud gramma of 5☺ (so far!) I have been creating art, fiber arts, and mixed media works for all of my life really, but as a career for about 25 years. I have been teaching sewing and other fiber arts, in my studio, for approx. 12 years. I am also the Creative Director of Living Arts Studio which is a community art space, serving people with and without disabilities. At Living Arts, we host an Open Studio Program, 3 days per week for adults with disabilities, as well as offer classes and workshops for all abilities. I have been doing this type of work for 13 years. I do have a college degree in Special Education and Sociology, but always knew I would somehow combine my love of art and craft, to my service to people with disabilities. Which, to my delight, has indeed occurred☺. It is my joy to also teach children the wonderful art of sewing and fiber arts. I do hope I get to spend time with your children this summer!

Summer Camps being offered in Summer 2019


June 5th and 6th, 2019    10:00am - 3:00pm

Experience the beautiful art of Japanese shibori dying with the most wonderful deep blue indigo color. Shibori simply means blocking, clamping, tying, cloth to create marks on cloth.

There is never a mistake in the fiber art and is OH SO fun!!!! It is pure magicJ

In this camp, you will create;

  • a skirt

  • pieced infinity scarf

  • Tee Shirt

  • Name Bunting



June 19th and 20th, 2019    10:00am - 3:00pm

 Create a new something from an old something! Economical, fun, and some very cute projectsJ

  • Graphic Tee with a cut up tee shirt peplum

  • Jeans into a ruffle skirt

  • Button down shirt into a dress

  • Jean legs into fabric buckets


SWEET DREAMS: Night time never felt sooooo good

July 17th and 18th, 2019      10:00am - 3:00pm

This camp is back by popular demand!

Create your very own snuggly …

  • PJ’s

  • Flannel patch blanket

  • Stuffie


July 24th and 25th, 2019       10:00am - 3:00pm

In this camp you will create wonderful pieces that will help someone else in our communities. It feels good to make something so special and know it will bring someone in need much needed warmth and smiles.

  • Linus Blanket—for children hospitals and crisis nurseries (

  •  Welcome Blanket—a quilt that will go on exhibit at the most current Welcome Blanket location and then given to our immigrant families in need. (

  •  Heart of the Home wall hanging—a cute little quilted wall hanging that will be given to women who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing and support (

This will be a very special camp. I hope your children will be able to participate!


August 7th and 8th, 2019   10:00am - 3:00pm

Another Back by popular Demand camp!  This is a fun camp to prepare for the excitement of another school year about to begin. You will create pieces that will help you feel prepared and proud!

  • “Vera Bradley” type backpack  (pre-quilted fabric/drawstring)

  • Zippered Pencil Pouch

  • Lunch bag


For registration for these Summer Camps you must email Kelly Larson at

Once you email Kelly you will receive an email with the next steps for registration and payment