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NTUMA'PA 2016 WINTER Fashion Design & Apparel Production Skills

Boot Camp Workshops Pre-Registration Form

[Early Registration 15 October - 7 February & Late Enrollment 8-13 February 2016.] 

NTUMA'PA BOOT CAMP WORKSHOPS: 19 February — 8 March 2016

 With Lead Guest Instructor

Professor/Dr. Aziza Braithwaite Bey, PhD

Click here to read more about Dr. Braithwaite Bey's many accomplishments. 

REGISTRATION: This is a pre-registration form only. No fees are due to pre-register (before 1 February). 

Early/Pre-Registration extended to  7 February 2016. 

Late Enrollment 8-13 February 2016 will incur a $15-$75 surcharge fees for late registration for individual & group sessions.

For Boot Camp Workshop session payments: http://ntumapa-w-2016bootcampworkshops.eventbrite.com

Scholarship Application Deadline extended to: 25 December 2015 (adults) & 31 January 2016 (high school student). 

The online Scholarship Application must be completed along with the online Pre-Registration form below. 

Click here for the online Scholarship Application. The Scholarship Application period and link is closed.

Click here for the Boot Camp Supplies List.

FYI: Boot Camp participants who also enroll in our Basic Sewing Elements 1:1 Retreat workshop has been condensed into one day and moved to 13 February 2016 can receive a discount on Boot Camp sessions and packages. Sewing Retreat registration and more info at: https://ntumapabasicsewingretreat2015.eventbrite.com. Please contact us at [email protected] for a special discount code.

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Information Session

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

6:30pm - 8pm 

@ AA Cultural Heritage Facility - 912 E. 11th St. | Austin, TX  78702

[Next to Franklin's BB-Q. Plenty of FREE street & lot parking. Directly on the #2 Rosewood bus route.]

Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 6pm on 7 December.

CANCELED!  There were no RSVPs by the posted deadline. 

The 8 December Info Session is CANCELED!


NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Mandatory Skills Assessment Session I

Saturday, 12 December 2015

1pm to 3:30pm 

@ Carver Museum - 1165 Angelina St. | Austin, TX  78702

[Plenty of FREE street & lot parking. Directly on the #2 Rosewood bus route.]

Please sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 5pm on 18 December. 

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Mandatory Assessment Session II

Thursday, 17 December

7pm to 8:30pm 

AAYHF @ 6633 E. Hwy 290, Ste. 307 - in conference room

Please sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 5pm on 15 January 2016.

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Mandatory Info & Assessment Session III

Thursday, 7 January 2016

6pm to 8:30pm 

AAYHF @ 6633 E. Hwy 290, Ste. 307 - in conference room

Please sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 5pm on 6 January 2016.

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp 
Mandatory Info & Assessment Session IV

Saturday, 23 January 2016

1pm to 3:30pm 

Carver Museum @ 1165 Angelina St. - in conference room

Pleas sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 5pm on 22 January 2016.

CANCELED!  There were no RSVPs by the posted deadline. 

The 23 January Info Session is CANCELED!

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Mandatory Info & Assessment Session V

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

6pm to 8:30pm 

AAYHF @ 6633 E. Hwy 290, Ste. 307 - in conference room

Pleas sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 5pm on 25 January 2016.

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Mandatory Info & Assessment Session VI

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

6pm to 8:30pm 

AAYHF @ 6633 E. Hwy 290, Ste. 307 - in conference room

Pleas sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 5pm on 1 February 2016.

NTUMA'PA Boot Camp Mandatory Info & Assessment Session VII

Monday, 8 February 2016

[For late registrations only]

6:30pm to 8:30pm 

AAYHF @ 6633 E. Hwy 290, Ste. 307 - in conference room

Pleas sign up online or RSVP your attendance to [email protected] by 6pm on 7 February 2016.

Minimum deposits for individual and full package workshops are required at time of pre-registration for those paying full fees to hold your place in workshops (does not apply to scholarship applicants or recipients).  

Minimum enrollment in all apparel production lab/studio workshops is four (4) and maximum 18. 

Lecture-Presentation workshops minimum enrollment is four (6) and maximum 35.

[Click here for a PDF version of the Boot Camp registration instructions, printable application. scholarship information and Boot Camp guidelines.]

NTUMA’PA Bootcamp Workshops Mandatory Orientation, Meet-Greet Mixer- Friday, 19 February 2016:  

Orientation/Meet-Greet Mixer @ 6:30pm-8pm |  LOCATION TBA |

All Boot Camp students enrolled in apparel production lab/studio workshops (even if you're signed up for one workshop) are required to attend this mandatory orientation session and meet-greet mixer. It is the Boot Camp's intro presentation and opportunity to receive Boot Camp updates, details, guidelines, workshop information packets and materials lists, finalize enrollment issues, tour our workroom-studio and meet Boot Camp instructors... This does not apply to those only registered for lecture-presentation and studio workshops but you're welcome to attend with an RSVP in advance.  

Boot Camp Students who attend our BASIC SEWING ELEMENTS 1:1 Retreat Workshops (moved to 29-31 January) receive a discount on Winter-2016 Boot Camp Workshop fees.

NOTE: Our Boot Camp workshops can be taken individually from the entire series or as a package (i.e. you may only be interested in taking the Sample Cutting and Pattern Making I workshops and nothing else). 

NTUMA'PA Apparel Production Skills Boot Camp Workshops are discounted for:

  • Current RWU member/in-house designers with a current/paid annual membership
  • NTUMA'PA production staff and Fashion Incubator resident-members. 

Workshops are also free (with a $75-$175 lab fee for enrollment in four or more workshops/presentations) and/or the Sewing Retreat for RWU/NTUMA'PA crew/staff, select scholarship recipients, Ka-Aso Textile Guild members, Blue Moon Manufacturing and other approved apparel workroom and studio lead production staff (with CEO/owner recommendation) and final approval by RWU executive staff.  Select Fashion X 2016 participating designers will receive special discounts with recommendations from their executive staff.

FYI: There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available, early applications are reviewed first.

Current ACC, UT, Art Institute of Austin, HTU, St. Edwards, Texas State, CTC and AISD, Del Valle and Manor High School (junior and senior) students (with proof of enrollment) receive a student discount through one of four full scholarships and six partial scholarships to current students recommended by their program director and/or department heads with final approval by RWU staff. 

NTUMA'PA workshops students must be registered prior to the start of the Boot Camp in order to attend. All workshops are taught in English unless otherwise specified.  If you have special language needs, please let us know on your pre-registration form. All instructional information materials and some tools and supplies are provided.  Workshops are held at the RWU textile studio and apparel workroom. Location TBA. 

Some workshops require students to have knowledge of apparel construction and moderate to advanced sewing skills. 

Everyone applying for a full or partial scholarship must still pre-register for workshops by the 25 December scholarship deadline in order to hold your spot in workshop(s). Some scholarship recipients may be required to pay a non-refundable $75-$125 lab fee. Click here for online scholarship application form.

Boot Camp Workshop PDF Supplies List will be published and mailed out by 10 January.

For answers to our Boot Camp Workshops' most frequently asked questions, please go to the FAQ page of this website or click here.

[*Please Note: While we haven't set the exact schedule for the Boot Camp as yet, we do plan to offer as many of the Apparel Production Skills Workshops (pattern making, draping...) during the day, evenings and throughout the day on Saturday of the first and second weekends of the Book Camp with open lab time on the first Sunday. So if you work or attend university classes during the day, you'll have an opportunity to take them in the evenings (and visa versa). Please be patient until we can make/post the final schedule by 31 January once we confirm all instructors availability, any visiting guest instructor's travel arrangements and our registration numbers. It is our intention to ensure that these workshops are offered at convenient times for our registered students. We will be posting a final, interactive online registration calendar and schedule on 5 February 2016 where paid/registered students can put their names in the workshop slots they wish to attend. Thank you for your patience and understanding!]

[Click here for an printable form to hand deliver.]

Thank you for registering for RWU's NTUMA'PA Bootcamp Workshops. Someone from our staff will follow up with you soon. Please remember to go to the "NTUMA'PA Bootcamp Sign Up" page to complete the pre-registration process and submit the pre-registration fees to hold your place in Boot Camp Sessions you wish to attend. You must also fill out and submit a scholarship application in order to be considered for a full or partial scholarship. Click here for the Scholarship Application online for: http://goo.gl/forms/pypukj3zAb. Meda ase!
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We request, website, Facebook, Etsy and other virtual store page URLs so that we can see examples of your work.  If you do not have a website, Etsy page or other virtual store pages, photos of your designs must be submitted by attaching 3-6 high quality JPG, TIFF, PNG or GIF formatted images of completed looks from your collection created in the last year via email to [email protected]  Please put Boot Camp Registration in the subject line. Please do not submit any other type of  formatted images.  Each image must be labeled/titled with the name of the designer or label name, photographer's name and date completed (i.e. Fantasy Designs by Tim Gunn Photo by Jala T - 2-2013) even if the image is of the same garment from a different view (i.e. front and back or detail shot).  If you need a photographer we can find or provide one for you at no cost or a small fee.