What is Fashion? We ask each of our students this question before they begin their journey together with us. The answer we hear most often is that “Fashion is an individual sense of style and the ability to express your unique personality”.
This is the foundation for Fashion Lab NY. Through specialized projects and curriculum, developed just for Fashion Lab NY, our students learn the process of creative design and sewing which are perfected over time. Programs offered allow a student to continue to develop their abilities and learn new techniques along with making new projects and garments. Starting at age 7 through teens, we offer Beginner and Specialty Workshops, Project Labs, Camps, as well as Girl Scout Events and Birthday Parties.
We believe in hands-on learning, especially when it comes to the creative arts. Fashion design and sewing, teaches creative and technical skills, in addition to life skills of patience, confidence and team building. We’ve even had students tell us they now enjoy math! Yes, some days there is a lot of math in creating a garment.
We recently moved into a bright new studio on Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo where we offer classes and workshops for Kids and Adults (NEW). Skilled instructors lead all of our programs, using modern computerized sewing machines and a plethora of supplies and materials. Classes are offered in Machine and Hand Sewing, Textile Design, Upcycled Fashion, Fashion Illustration and Entrepreneurship. Creativity is always encouraged through the choosing of fabric and trim of completed projects.
Fashion Lab Classes for Ages 7 to 12
Programs for girls and boys ages 7-12 run after-school and on weekends throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring. Camps are offered during most major school holidays, breaks and throughout the summer. We add new kid-friendly sewing and fashion projects each season so that students can continue with classes and camps to perfect their skills. Many of our projects are a natural for Girl Scout Badges and Birthday Parties.
Kids can Explore and Create with Fashion Lab NY this Summer! Summer Fashion Camps are the perfect opportunity to see if your child has the interest and talent to follow their passion. Check out our full-summer program for ages 8-13 and Discover the Designer in You @ www.fashionlabny.com.
Fashion Lab Classes for Teens and Adults
Teen and Adult programs are geared for beginners through more experienced sewists, and allow for more independent work. Our Adult Fashion Lab offers hands-on training to follow a pattern, sew and make fit adjustments as needed. We offer One-Day Sewing Workshops where you can create a garment in 6 hours or less, and 2-hr Sip and Sew Workshops to have fun learning a new skill like hand-embroidery. Teens are welcome to join our Adult Workshops to develop and improve their skill. College Portfolio development is also offered through FLNY for admission into Fashion Design Programs.
Private Lessons are one more way all ages can enjoy all that Fashion Lab NY has to offer! These can be done as a one-time event to brush up on a particular skill, get reacquainted with sewing or purchased as a 5-hour or 10-hour class pass to work on a longer project.
All set for summer camp? No problem, you can still take part in a Fashion Lab NY class by registering for one of their upcoming workshops. Workshops run throughout the year and range from one day classes to classes that run for a few weeks at a time.