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Fashion Inspiration Workshop (for teens & tweens)

The Marin Fashion Academy is teaming up with The Hivery to provide an amazing workshop just for tweens and teens. Find out more about the world of fashion and get inspired to feel beautiful for Summer by creating your very own dress or outfit.

This five-day fashion workshop will teach you how designers come up with inspiration season after season, what careers are possible in fashion, and how to sew.

  • Learn how to use a sewing machine
  • Make an outfit or two for the Summer
  • Learn more about the exciting world of being a fashion designer
  • Includes a field trip to J'Amy Tarr's studio (a local and fantastic designer)


June 20th through June 24th

9am-3pm Lunch from 11:30-12:30 - bring your own brown bag lunch

Fashion Inspiration Workshop (for Teens & Tweens)
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Marin Fashion Academy

My name is Western Bonime and I am passionate about teaching fashion design to young people in ways that inspire creativity and empower their ideas to come to life. I have always viewed fashion as a language. We communicate so much about ourselves through color, shape and texture which is why fashion is an amazing medium for teaching young women not only how to work with their hands and be creative, but  to build self-confidence. My techniques are a combination of compassionate teaching and exciting projects that stimulate ideas and open students to possibilities. I’ve been in design for 15+ years, first as a student at Parsons in New York, then working for New York firms, teaching at Parsons and the Academy of Art and working for WGSN as a trend reporter in Europe. I believe that learning to design is one of the most important things kids can learn. It will strengthen their skills in all areas of life because it teaches creative problem solving which encourages proactive rather than reactive thinking which sets people up for success. At Marin Fashion Academy, we offer tons of variety, hundreds of high end materials and a high staff to student ration along with unique, always new themes and projects along with lots of freedom to encourage the richest experience of design possible. Teaching is my passion and pleasure to bring to kids in Marin.