Be inspired by the MFA’s collection of fashion, textiles, and art to create your own line of contemporary fashions. Work in a studio setting and learn to draw the fashion figure, silhouettes, and textiles with a focus on building a collection. Render fashion plates using color pencil and markers, while also learning how to present them professionally. 

Are you under the age of 14 and signing up for both a morning and afternoon session? Don’t forget to register for Supervised Lunch sold separately.

Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

About the Instructor

Jay Calderin is the author of The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book, Fashion Design Essentials, and Fashion Design, Referenced. Jay founded and serves as the Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week and was appointed Creative Director of the first Chengdu Fashion Week in 2012. He is the Director of Creative Marketing and an instructor at the School of Fashion Design in Boston. In addition to artist demonstrations and teaching studio art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, he also facilitates a program called Fashion Tales at several branches of the Boston Public Library. Jay was honored by Youth Design as Mentor of the Year 2014. His early work as a fashion designer graced the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines.