AMM Fashion Camp


Single Class $185, Two Classes $175 ea

The Cal Poly Pomona Apparel Merchandising & Management (AMM) Department is offering three online - only summer camp tracks that will provide students with important insights into key areas of the fashion business: Fashion Design, Sustainable Fashion & Textiles and Fashion Brand Development.

Modules will be delivered through zoom-based class discussions, and individual hands-on projects that students can perform at home. No special skills or equipment are required beyond access to a home computer and Internet access. Class sizes will be small (16 maximum) to facilitate inclusion and interaction. 
The program is not for academic credit. On conclusion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Huntley College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona. Each module will run subject to meeting a minimum enrollment. If modules are cancelled, for any reason, full refunds will be issued promptly.

Garment Construction, Fashion Illustration

& Patternmaking

Class Meets: June 28th-July 2nd from 10am-Noon

Learn step-by-step how to render fashion drawings with correct proportion and apply illustration techniques to bring your illustrations to life. 


Pattern making enables you to translate your designs from a single prototype into many future styles. 


Learn the fundamentals of sewing by creating a mini messenger bag (or a top) from start to finish!

Fashion Store/Webstore Design

Class Meets: June 28th-July 2nd  from 10am-Noon

Have you ever dreamed of designing a fashion store? Unleash your creativity in this store/webstore design workshop. You’ll be introduced to color, layout, interior design, and responsive design principles to help create alluring store and e-retail designs. You will also get to raid your closet, style looks, and take photos that you will publish in your imaginary webstore design. Let’s design your dream store!

Meet Your Teachers
Claudine M. Papillon, MBA
Claudine Papillon, Founder and Creative Director of CreativEnvironment, Design/Marketing Professional and Educator. Holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science Degree in Fashion Marketing, and over 25 years of academics, business, design, management, marketing, retailing, and teaching practices. Claudine loves to bring people together for the common good through community projects, inspiring events, and educational platforms. 

Elke A. Tetschner

Elke Tetschner has been an adjunct professor in the AMM department since 2013, teaching garment construction, product line development, and fashion sustainability. She has a BS in Apparel Merchandising and Management and Associates Degrees in Science and Art.  She is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.  Her career embraces spells in sales, operations, and product development in the California fashion retail and German apparel sectors.

Alejandra Parise
Alejandra Parise is an adjunct professor with 15 years of teaching experience. She has worked in the apparel and fashion industry in visual merchandising, production and design for companies such as Sears, American Apparel and Self Esteem.  She currently is a freelance designer and consultant in addition to being a professor. She won AMM professor of the year twice and helped start the Fashion Society club and the annual fashion show at Cal Poly Pomona. Alejandra uses her tireless energy and positive attitude to encourage her students to acquire knowledge and skill that will allow them to succeed and be creative!