Do you know of any fashion summer programs for high school students?
Okay so here are some I found on Teen Vogue’s website. Note: None of these are free of course, but I’m assuming you can do that part yourself.
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) has a precollege course in the summer. (here) You have to be 16-18 years old. "Includes fashion design, jewelry, and even furniture design, to gain specialized expertise. Fashion design students will have the opportunity to show off garments that they designed and constructed at an exhibition at the end of the program.“
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (New York, NY) "features courses in magazine design, advertising, model drawing, and menswear design. The school also offers a four-day boot camp with crash courses in costume and couture, fashion forecasting, and fashion journalism— ideal for students with busy summer schedules.” (here)
LIM college: (New York, NY) “LIM, a school that focuses exclusively on the study of business and fashion, is offering a four-week pre-college program with courses on topics such as fashion photography, celebrity styling, event planning, and marketing communications. There’s even a class called ‘Fashion Police!’” (here)
The New School: Parsons (Paris and New York)“Why wait until college to study abroad? Parsons is offering two- and four-week-long "boot camps” in art design to students 16 years and older in Paris. In the “Fashion Industry Now: Paris” class, students will draw inspiration from the streets, fashion exhibitions, and retail districts in the city. For those who want to stay closer to home, Parsons also offers classes in New York’s Greenwich Village.“ (here)
Pratt Institute (New York, NY)"High school students can earn four college credits at Pratt’s intensive college-level program. Fashion classes are offered in jewelry/metal arts and fashion design, and students can choose between Pratt’s downtown Manhattan campus and its Brooklyn location.” (here)
Drexel (Philadelphia, PA)“During Drexel’s two-week program, students will work in design studios and take field trips to retailers and boutiques. The program also helps students create personal portfolios, which is an important part of the design school application process." (here)
Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus, OH) (I’m not sure if they discontinued their high school summer program) it’s in ohio though, so I’m not sure if you’re interested but if you are then I guess find a way to contact them. But they offered: "Basic pattern drafting and sewing construction techniques.” and middle schoolers had their own programs.
FIDM (California) “Aspiring designers can take workshops such as "Draping the Dress” during this three-day crash-course program that teaches high school students about launching a career in the fashion industry. The flexible program is offered throughout the summer at FIDM’s various campuses across California.“ (here)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, GA) for people interested in building their visual art portfolios. ”Fashion technology, video production, and drawing classes" (here)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) Design, illustration, “provides a foundation in draping, patternmaking, and sewing. Students can develop an original garment from first sketch to sample.” (here)
Teen Vogue Fashion University: Red carpets (meaning you step on a red carpet on your own with your “diploma” and a bunch of photographers take your photo), Celebrity Seminars, workshops, private shopping events for three days (here)