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21 W 39th St 4th Fl, TFC Headquarters
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10018 (Map)
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- Class Level: Beginner
- Age Requirements: 6 - 12 years old
- Average Class Size: 12
What you'll learn in this kids art camp class:
Students ages 6-12 learn how to sew and design clothing, draw the fashion figure, and create accessories of all kinds using actual sewing machines in classes taught by professional fashion designers.
The camp runs in 2 week sessions throughout the summer. Projects change each session so students can register for 2, 4, 6, or 8 week. Each session ends with a free fashion show and expo for parents and friends with a larger fashion show at the end of the summer on our exclusive light-up runway.
Lunch is provided by parents; our lunch hour is devoted to eating, relaxation, and games.
This summer sewing camp is split into five classes per day:
9:00 - 10:00 Fashion branding
10:00 - 11:30 Fashion Design and Sewing
11:30 - 12:30 Fashion Illustration
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 Fashion NYC
3:30 - 5:00 Accessory Design
Session 1: July 7th-18th
Session 2: July 21st – August 1st
Session 3: August 4th – 15th
Session 4: August 18th – 29th
Fashion Branding highlights some of the most creative parts of the Fashion Industry, marketing and branding. Students look at fashion company logos and collections before designing their own fashion brand name and logo. They’ll also create a Mood Board for their first collection, design their own monogrammed fabric, create a slogan and advertisement photo- shoot, and create a one-of-a kind mini window display.
Fashion Design + Sewing students learn to make their own clothing from the first fabric cut to the final runway strut. They’ll learn to use the sewing machine, cut and measure fabric and use a pattern to create unique one-of-a-kind clothing for themselves. Projects are always exciting and progress every 2 weeks (so students can keep expanding their own fashion lines) projects include a handbag, skirt, dress or pants - our students make 4-5 pieces in 10 days.
The creativity doesn’t stop there; our little designers are given free rein to express themselves stylize and decorate their creations with our Bedazzler, fabric paint, ribbon and trim so each product has their own personal creative touch. Every designer must culminate their “season” with a fashion show! Free for parents and friends, the students transform to model and display their custom looks on our Fashion Class runway!
Fashion Illustration: if it’s worn it was first drawn! Students learn all about fashion design by sketching the fashion figure, creating a style book of their favorite fashion images, designing their own fabric and drawing clothing. This is a great starter class for a budding fashionista who yearns to see her garment idea transform to paper. We even have a live fashion model drawing class! Students assemble a professional portfolio that goes on display during the Fashion Show.
Fashion NYC teaches children all about the fashion capital of the world, NYC. The Fashion Class camp will visit showrooms, designers, and museums to expand our knowledge of the design world and New York City. We’ll draw inspiration from watching fashion shows, store window displays, and photo shoots. Guest speakers, such as fashion buyers, models, and stylists will offer their professional views on design and style with fun activities and games.
Fashion Accessories: The key to any trendy and chic look is flawless accessorizing. Students willl not only learn to design and create but also to sew and embellish trendy accessories. Students will learn to use a sewing machine plus hand sewing skills to create handbags, mini top hats, embellished shoes, amazing fabric jewelry and more. Our student designers create 5-7 pieces in 10 days and model it all in our free and fabulous fashion show!
Refund & Cancellation PolicyDeposit are non refundable and required to hold a spot in all classes. Full refunds for any cancellations made by The Fashion Class.
Teacher: The Fashion Class - Instructors
Kerri is the creator of and instructor at The Fashion Class. While at Parsons School of Design she ran her own clothing line manufactured in NYC’s garment center & later India. Since graduation her styling and fashion work has been seen in Teen Vogue and Cosmo Magazine online. She began her fashion teaching career at The Ethical Cultural Fieldston School and Dwight Prep before starting The Fashion Class one summer. When she’s not teaching fabulous fashion to children you can find her sewing bathing suits, styling fashion shoots, or designing dog clothing!
Nina E - Illustration Instructor
Nina is an award-winning fashion illustrator and instructor based in NYC. She is also the mother of two lovely children (8 and 2 years old). She graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology with a BA degree in fashion illustration and later received her MFA in illustration from California State University, Fullerton. Nina has lectured at various art schools including the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, the Art Institute of New York City, Columbia University, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Children’s Book Illustrator’s Group.
Keyla M - Teaching Assistant
Keyla is a NYC native who grew up in the Bronx with a love for anything vibrant and stylish. She’s been working with children for as long as she can remember and is enrolled at York College to pursue a career in elementary education. She started at The Fashion Class as an intern where she quickly became a valued part of the team and has had the pleasure of being the only person to have assisted in classes at every single "Fashion Class" location.
Ghislaine S - Sewing Instructor
Ghislaine (or Gigi) is a costume designer and artist from Paris. After graduating with honors from Atelier Chardon Savard Fashion School in Paris she became a regular participant during Paris’ Fashion week as a Wardrobe Assistant for Issey Miyake, Smalto, Fred Sathal, Olivier and Theyskens.
Aliya B - Sewing Instructor
Aliya is an interdisciplinary artist making installations, sculptures, and events that connect people through providing a playful and purposeful place to explore. She loves making up-cycled clothing and jewelry, imaginary-landscape quilts, three-legged stuffed animals, and delicious macrobiotic cookies. Aliya graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Socially Engaged Art. She is currently living in Long Island City, NY and an artist-in-residence at Flux Factory.
Jene S - Fashion Instructor
In 2009, she was a finalist in Seattle Fashion Week’s student design competition and was the only finalist still in high school. She studied bespoke tailoring in London and earned an NVQ3 while doing internships at House of Holland and Henry Poole on Savile Row. This was followed by work from the famous London-based couturier to the royal family Bruce Oldfield.
Tracey S. - Sewing Instructor
Tracey is a costume designer with a passion for crafting. Her sewing “career” began at the age of 6 and she hasn’t stopped designing since. Tracey worked primarily on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater projects. After stints at the Santa Fe Opera, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a Fox TV show, Tracey joined the team of the New York City Ballet.
Lara D. - Sewing Instructor
Lara is a costume designer for theater, opera, dance, music videos and commercials in off-Broadway and regional productions. She has been sewing, painting and embellishing fabrics since she was a young girl. Her first models were her Barbies! She moved to New York from Canada for her MFA in Design for Stage and Film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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School: The Fashion Class
The school began in 2009 as a summer camp in Brooklyn NY. Today, the school operates in six locations throughout NYC, Brooklyn, Long Island and upstate NY.
They offer classes for children ages 6-13 years old and teenagers 13-18 years old in the areas of fashion design, sewing, and accessory design. Their...
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