If your child has ever dreamed of learning the art of fashion design, there is a brand new art and design studio opening in New Rochelle. The Fashion Arts Studio of Westchester will provide high quality industry-based fashion design courses for aspiring fashion designers ranging from 7 to 18 years old!
Run by industry professional and former adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and F.I.T., Ying Su, students will learn how real fashion designers work at The Fashion Arts Studio. Su’s education includes a B.A. from Parsons School of Design and an M.A. from SUNY. Combined with her experience working with companies like J. Crew, Liz Lange, and Gap, Su’s background and experience helped her create a fashion design program you won’t find anywhere else in Westchester.
The Summer Intensive program, Fashion Design and Illustrations, will be running August 10-14, at their large, urban studio space in New Rochelle. During the 5-day intensive program, students will learn how to illustrate the fashion figure, translate their designs, the concept of color theory, and fabrications. Additionally, there will be a focus on how to develop design concepts and how to develop mood boards, a crucial first step in the fashion design process. This intensive program, geared towards 8 to 15-year olds and limited to 8 spaces, will culminate in a presentation for parents. (As of press time, there were still spaces available. Contact info for registration is below.
If your interest is piqued, please bring your aspiring designer to check out a free open class at the Larchmont Public Library on Thursday, July 9, at 7pm. You’ll have the chance to meet Ying Su and learn the basics of fashion illustration.
Additionally, a wide range of classes will be offered for Fall 2015. Check the website for specific courses ranging from designing/illustrations, pattern-making/sewing, draping, garment construction and presentations. Fall courses will be held on Saturday mornings starting in late September.
The Fashion Arts Studio of Westchester, Ground Work Coworking, 547 North Avenue, New Rochelle. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (917)995-3191.