Looking for a summer camp to send your future fashionista? Luckily New York City is the fashion capital of the world and there are a number of options to explore. Whether your child is interested in design, sketching, pattern making, sewing, or textiles – there is a program to suit her needs.
There are also programs that touch on the business of fashion which include exploring careers in journalism, merchandising, styling and buying. Many even include field trips to New York’s famous Garment District.
Don’t live in the New York area? Try a camp like the one at Blue Tree which offers a two week residential program in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Also, The Handwork Studio offers summer fashion camps nationwide from Maryland to Texas.
Another option is to check out your local museum, art school, or community college. Many of them offer art, jewelry, and design classes and camps for kids and teens. You have to move quickly though, as many registration deadlines for this summer are approaching fast.
Here is a list of some of the top fashion design camps in New York & New Jersey:
Fashion Camp NYC – Ages – 12 and older
Create a fashion brand, visit showrooms and design studios, get tips from experts and fashion educators in the industry. Located in Manhattan.
The Fashion Class – Ages 6-18
Study sewing, sketching, apparel and accessory design. Several locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Rochester.
The Hand Work Studio – Ages 3-16
Learn needle arts and machine sewing. Five locations in New Jersey: Montclair, Avalon, Morristown, Gladstone, Summit.
Textile Arts Summer Camp – Ages 5-11
Program focuses on weaving and surface design. Two locations in NYC: Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Future Fashionistas – Ages 6 -18
Students learn fashion concepts, sketching, create a garment. Two locations in New Jersey – Westfield and Livingston.
Bass Arts Studio – Ages 8 -17
Lessons in sketching, apparel and accessory design, camp culminates in fashion show. Located in Montclair, NJ.
For more information on summer camps in your area visit SummerCamps.com.