Testimonials: Teen/Tween/Youth

Fashion Sketching
"I thought it was really fun and it taught me how to draw. Now I get OO's and AH's about my drawings! I didn't want the class to end!" -Hayley, 9th grade

"I reeaaallllyyy liked the camp! It made me really happy every day! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!" - Amanda, 6th grade

"This class was really beneficial to me because I learned what and how to draw a croquis. I also learned about proportions and how to draw specific clothes, the way they lay, and how to draw tight and loose fitting clothes. Through this class I have learned lots of useful skills!" -Shavani, 9th grade

"This is the most fun summer school class EVER. All the interns are incredibly helpful and they know alot about fashion. I highly recommend it!"-Maya, 8th grade

"This camp is great fun--a perfect way to spend a week. I had a lot of fun and I'd do it again!" -Rachel, 8th grade

"I loved the class! I had soooo much fun. I've made collections before but never this good. I would say you should take it; it's worth it. I will most likely take this class again next year!" -Ryan, 9th grade

"I absolutely loved this class! I learned so much about sketching fashion, and in the end created my own collection. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in fashion and design. My teacher was super nice and very helpful!" -Halle, 9th grade

"It was very fun and if you like fashion then this is a good class for you!"--Julia, 8th grade

“In fashion sketching, you will not design things you will illustrate them. You can sketch dresses, rompers and jackets. I would pay attention, I will tell you now it is so fun, I would recommend and I’m a lot better than when I started." --Lauren, 7th grade.

“This camp has taught me more about fashion than any website or book. I really had the best time of my life.”--Caitlyn, 5th grade

“This class taught me how to critique my work and my peers work also.”--Alex, 7th grade

“i really liked this class. I learned a lot. I hope I come back next year.”--Erika, 6th grade

“I love fashion and this class helped me become more confident and more successful with my fashion sketches. I hope I became better after taking this class.”--Kacie, 8th grade

“This is very fun fashion class you learn a lot of stuff in this class I love it and I will come back next year”--Katya, 7th grade

"I enjoyed learning to draw our own collection and the teachers giving advice on what you're doing...wrong or right" --Abby, 8th Grade

“I have been sketching since I was in 4th grade. Fashion is my way of life, it is my plan, and the only plan I have. Being in this class has helped me so very much. Ms. Padilla's skills and kindness has helped me so much. Fashion starts from inspiration, so you can always be sure to steal ideas and get inspired! Thanks for everything Ms. Padilla! :)”--Briana, 9th grade

“This is very good class I learned so much and this class is for fashion people. I LOVE THIS CLASS :)”--Anika, 8th grade

“This class was so helpful and fun! When I started out I was just drawing shapeless clothing on thin air but now I have improved so much in only 5 days! Thanks so much :)”--Angela, 8th grade

“In this class I learned to sketch croquis, (models) clothing and accessories. We drew from different perspectives seen as from magazines, technicals and actual clothes.”--Abi, 7th grade

“I have taken this class for three years and have gotten better drawing faces, hands and the body for models. I can also draw clothes with more detail and they look amazing now!”--Caitlyn, 6th grade

“If you like to come with your own ideas, the class that will be better would be the designing course you draw other peoples idea and not our own. You also learn about the fashion business. There is a designer and then there is an illustrator and illustrator is what you will be learning in this class.. Hope you will join, if you do you will have a blast!”--Megan, 5th grade

"It was really a fun class. We learned to draw, sketch, ink-in and perfect croquis. We also learned how to draw the flow of clothes [brought in] from home! It was so much fun. Padilla was the best teacher ever!" --Emily, 11th grade

“If you love fashion or sketching possibly both then this is the class to be in you learn a lot and you have a lot of fun while doing it! My advice focus on what you’re doing now--- I’m just saying. If you love the class great, if you don’t maybe take it again and maybe you’ll like it.”--Bella, 4th grade

“This class was absolutely fabulous!! The class is college level, she is a magnificent teacher. I'm sure ill be back next year. It's a great environment and people are so nice. I adore fashion.”-Taylor, 11th grade

“I learned so much in this class! When I signed up, I thought we would be designing our own clothes but instead we sketched from magazines and actual clothing. Even though it was different from what I expected, I really enjoyed the class. It showed me that the fashion industry is really like. And just a warning for you--it's [the fashion biz] is a dog eat dog world!”--Kendall, 6th grade.

"I really enjoyed the class and it gave me a good insight into what the world of fashion will be" --Melissa, 12th grade

“This class taught me how to draw certain types of textures made on a dress. I also made many friends during this class and had fun”--Kimberly, 11th grade

"This class was very helpful. I learned the fundamentals of fashion sketching. It really helped me to understand the form and details of garments. Even though the critisizing was hard at times, it helped me make my drawings better and learn how to face it. Making the wall boards was like a dream. I cut magazines every day. I will definitely come back next year."--Katie, 7th grade

“Expect to redraw a lot of stuff and fix mistakes, but that happens in the real world also. This class helped me because I want to be a designer when I grow up and taught me how to draw croquis and different styles of clothes such as dresses, skirts, shirts and different techniques such as sequins, net and ruffles. I have improved tremendously because of this class and also the class shows you the basics of fashion sketching and beyond. A good class to take to begin your designing career.”--Eeshan, 9th grade

"It's a lot of fun and you learn a lot and make a lot of new friends."--Samantha, 7th grade
"Really fun class for those who like to draw, but if you are expecting to design your own clothes, then its not the class for you. But if you like to draw things other people have designed, then you will find it really fun."--Elena, 6th grade
"If you love to draw this is the class for you. It makes you fall in love with fashion all over again."--Sheridan, 7th grade

"I like this class because you can correct your mistakes."--Natalie, 6th grade

"This is the most supercalafragalisticexpialadociouselyawesome class I've been to! Its so so FUN!--Neha, 6th grade

"In this class we learned many useful sketching skills. It was very helpful."--Skylar, 7th grade

"I love this class! It is one of my favorites! I have taken it two years in a row and would love to take it again! If you want a career in fashion, TAKE THIS CLASS!! you learn about body shapes and how clothes should look on them. I also found out how to critique myself and others work to help them. I've made so many great friends and would say that no doubt this is the best class everrrr!"--Ryan, 10th grade

“When I came to this class I didn't know very much about the fashion world. This class has helped me prepare for my future as a fashion designer and was so much fun! :) this class was very helpful and absolutely FABULOUS!”--Peyton, 10th grade

Fashion Design 
"This week was the best fashion design class I have ever done. I have never done a fashion design class and I am definitely coming back."--Estefania, 6th grade

"I loved this class, it was so much fun and really instructional. I hope I can come back."--Gabi, 5th grade

"This class is sooo much fun, I really think I improved in fashion, I highly recommend this class."--Emma, 6th grade

"If you're bored, try this awesome fashion design class because you're never bored."--Natalie, 6th grade

"This is an awesome class! I loved it! I made so many memories and such great friends. I will definitely sign up next year."--Elena, 6th grade

Fashion Sketching & Design
"I Love this camp!!!!!!!! I would love to come back. We have a party too! I <3 fashion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" --Michelle Z. 3rd Grade

"I love This class it's so fun we had a party I'm not always good at Drawing but this helped me improve I love fashion class I will come next year" -- Mackenzie G. 3rd Grade 

"This class is so much fun especially the last day we get to have a awesome last day party We had cupcakes, cookies, lemonade we did kareoke. It's awesome you also get to do pastels It's so much fun you'll love it as much as I did P.S It's better than Stupendous" -- Lane K. 3rd Grade

"During this camp, I learned alot. We learned how to draw clothes and croquis (crokey). If you take this camp, you'll have ALOT of fun. Plus there's a party at the end of the week!! :)" --Rachel B. Entering 5th Grade

"My mo said that I should take this class so I did it was so much fun I wish I could do it agen and We Had a Party!" -- Samantha A. 4th Grade

"I had so much fun we drew dresses and had a party at the end of the week it was with music and of course Junk food. My krokes are not always perfect but this class helped." -- Tanushree M. 3rd Grade

"You should take this class because you get to be creative and draw clothes all day. At the end of the week you get to have a party. You also get to design your own collection and decorate your own studio. It's SUPER AWESOME!!!" -- Jianna C. 3rd Grade

"Fashion Class was sooooo fun! We got to draw faces, clothes, and people! You do colored pencils and pastels. On the last day we had a party!" -- Sydney J. 3rd Grade

"I came to fashion sketch camp with no clue how to draw and now I could probably draw a figure in just a few seconds. It was fun the whole time and they made it so you always knew what to do. I am definetly wanting to come back next year!" -- Allison L. 13

"This was my second year doing fashion sketching/fashion design and it was just as fun as last year! I made a ton of new friends and learned a bunch of new stuff. I love fashion, so it was awesome to come and draw it everyday! The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was too short. I wish it was for a month! Next year, I am hoping to come back for a 3rd time!" -- Elena E. 12

"This was a great class, it was my first year doing fashion sketching/fashion design. I made alot of new friends I hope to come back next year!" -- Madison W. 12

"I made friends with like, everyone, and I enjoyed this class because I got to talk to people I had things in common with." -- Emmalee C. 12

"I would have to say that fasion camp was fun because of 2 main things 1) we got to express ourselves through fasion and 2) every one understood me because we had so many things in common. I would deffinatly take this class again! =D" -- Selin Y. 11

"This was a really fun class. I had a great time making out fits. I made a lot of friends. I would definatly take this class again." -- Lauren D. 13

"I had a really Great time in this class. I learned so much. Getting the chance to learn at a University level is not something you get to do everyday. I loved getting to make clothings and put them on a croquis (cro-key)." -- Shadae W. 12

"I love this class. It is so much fun. I love getting to sketch clothes on crokes and putting them in a collection." -- Elena Z. 10

"This class was awesome! I had fun sketching fashion and learned a lot! I think everyone wants to come back next year!" -- Kinsey C. 12

"I loved this camp! their is so many things to do in this class and so many different ways too. this camp has allowed me to feel like a real designer. I will definitely come back next year!" -- Hannah H. 11

"This camp was awesome! I made alot of new friends and learned lots of new things. I would like to come back next year!" -- Sydney R. 12

"I really like this camp! It was really fun to draw and I loved the books we made. I made lots of friends too! I hope I can come back next year." -- Geli K. 12

 Painting Studio
“Sweetness! Learn new, cool, sweet techniques!”-Rachel

“I thought that the class was going to be really boring but it turned out to be really great!”-Allison, 7th grade

“This class has been very enjoyable! I enjoyed the new techniques!"

"Liked it!"- Jeremy, 7th grade

"Wonderful, Explicit, Superb, Extravagant, Amazing, Marvelous, Stupendous,…etc.”- Dylan, 7th grade

“In this class I learned amazing techniques that really helped me create great works of art.”- Anika, 7th grade

“I liked this class a lot and I think that I learned a lot. My favorite parts were the sponging and glazing. I loved this class.”

“I thought that the class was…exciting, and new!!”-Rachel, 5th grade

“My art should succeed once more. Acrylics are cool!”-Avy, 5th grade

“In this class, I learned a lot of things about painting that I didn’t know before. I had a lot of fun during it and the time flew by. Please take this class, it is very Fabulous! If you enjoy painting, you will love it!”-Halle, 8th grade

Sewing Studio

"Soooo much fun, we didn't even want to leave class for the last break!"

"I liked it so much I didn't want to stop and go on our breaks and lunch!"–Abby, 8th grade

"This class had been the first time I had ever used a sewing machine. In one week I have gone from a beginner to an advanced sewer. I still can't believe that I actually made a bag! It was so much fun. I hope I can come back next year! "- Gwyneth

"This class was super intense. We learned a lot of useful things for future sewing projects! Very helpful." -Natalie

"This class was really helpful because we learned tons of fun and very useful techniques while making awesome projects!" - Shivani, 9th grade

"This class was very fun. I have definitely gone up at least one level in my sewing, and by the end of the class, it really helped me learn about the fashion biz. There's a bunch of laughs and fun! SIGN UP!" –Hayley, 9th grade

"This class showed what being in the fashion business would be like. They taught us a lot of useful techniques about sewing. I really enjoyed this class. I would recommend it to people who like to sew, or who would like to learn how. Also, our teachers were very nice and helpful! "– Halle, 9th grade

"I did like the camp, it was fun and kept me very busy. It wasn't a blow-off class...no monkey business. I loved it! Especially the final project! I will most likely take this class again! I recommend it for people interested in the fashion business!" – Ryan, 9th grade