Students will be taken through fashion design process. Students will learn the art of fashion while working learning color theory, production sewing and consumer behavioral science. They’ll also work with the cool tools and critical questions designers face every day. Here’s their opportunity to explore how fashion can be their tool for making the world a better place!
Learning to design fashion isn't all glitz and glam! We've got great kid-friendly ways to teach students to be designers that are aware of human behavior, great problem solvers, students of history and other cultures, be knowledgeable about math and science, and understand and use technology. Students, aged 8-13 years old, will engage in fashion project-based learning to enhance their decision-making and critical thinking, to solve issues, create and innovate, all while having a blast!! They will leave with the confidence of their own competence and creativity. And with the ability to explore how (maybe through fashion, or any avenue they choose) they can change the world!
The following classes are conducted at our studio. But we also conduct classes to NYC schools, camps and other organizations (see partial client list far below). If you are a parent or teacher interested in bringing our after-school program to your school, just let us know. EMAIL US a quick note with the school name and location, as well as the name and email addresses of the principal and after school program director, and we will the contact them directly about bringing in the TRES Chic Fashion & Design program. Just EMAIL US the details.
Partial Client List
SONYC (School's Out NYC)
Lefferts Garden Charter School
Telem Center For The African Child
EBC High School
Students will learn to use the computer to research and engineer original fabrics. They will also learn about various textiles and texture while discussing color science, fabric science, and conducting fiber test experiments. They will explore chemistry and physics while learning various dying techniques, printing and heat transfers on natural and synthetic fibers. They will also develop basic sewing skills. Ultimately, they will use their original textile to sew a project.
This class includes all the basics of garment construction in addition to a focus on the application of mathematics in the practice of garment pattern-making, pattern layout and cutting. Fabric science is discussed and fiber testing experiments are conducted. The technology of the sewing machine and other production equipment is explored. Basic sewing skills are developed.
TRES' CHIC After School Program students at EBC High School design t-shirts and create a music video as part of a fundraising project to build clean and safe soccer fields for the children of Brazil