The Fashion Design Lab is excited to offer fun and creative weekly classes focused on fashion design and creative expression.
Signature Fashion Design & Sewing Class
Our Signature Fashion Design & Sewing class is perfect for any child who loves fashion! Our classes teach kids the fundamentals of sewing on a machine and by hand, how to work with patterns, select fabrics, and basic design skills to express their creativity and personal style. Additionally, our students will illustrate fashion figures, create design and mood boards, learn how to style fashionable looks, and design and create their own clothing and accessories! Projects are focused on fashion garments and accessories. Students get to choose from a variety of fabrics and materials for each project. All of our classes are taught by professional teachers with experience in the fashion industry.
Our sessions end with a fashion show for friends and family, in which our students model their designs. All materials and supplies are provided by The Fashion Design Lab. Our classes are for students age 6 and older.
Design Your Own Collection Class
Our Design Your Own Collection class is perfect for our more advanced designers. Students will sketch a fashion collection made up of their own original designs. After sketching their collection, students will select one to two designs, choose from a variety of fabrics, use draping and patternmaking techniques to create their designs, they will then sew and embellish their garments. At the end of the session, students will get to model original designs in our fashion show. All materials and supplies are provided by The Fashion Design Lab.
Sewing experience is required and you must have taken our Signature Fashion Design & Sewing Class at least two times to enroll in this class.
Project Runway Class
This fun and innovate class is ideal for those that love fashion and enjoy getting creative! Each week the students will be given fashion challenges to complete based on unique themes. Students will use both conventional and unconventional materials to create garments and accessories. They will learn the basic techniques of design, sketching, draping, and sewing, all while having fun!
*Please note, while the students will be creating amazing fashion in this class, projects generally will not be taken home, as many will be created directly on a dressform or with a partner.
Fashion Editorial Class
Our newest class will be taught by a professional editor and writer with experience in magazine and newspaper editorials including interviews with celebrated designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Christian Siriano and Tadashi Shoji. Young, aspiring writers and fashionistas will be introduced to the world of fashion writing and reporting through a fun, hands-on-course. Students will learn firsthand how to research trends, gather the latest products and fashion finds, and create interesting editorials based on their research. They will use their new knowledge of trend forecasting to write their very own blog posts, which will appear on a blog on The Fashion Design Lab’s website. The class will include a field trip to a local retailer as well as fashion industry guest speakers. An overview of career opportunities in the fashion industry will be explored as well.
Fashion Design & Sewing Week Long Summer Camp
Check out our new Fashion Design & Sewing Summer Camp! The Fashion Design Lab will be hosting a week long summer camp where your kids will get to be fashion designers! All students will design and sew their own clothing and accessories. Throughout the week kids will sew on sewing machines, sew by hand, create fashion illustrations, make and use patterns, design inspiration boards, create their own brands & logos, learn about the fashion industry from guest speakers, get creative with fashion design games and projects, and more!
Camp runs Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. Students bring their own lunch. Our camp is for students age 7 and older.