YES! you can sign up for fall 22 after-school classes
YES! we have 1 spot left for summer camp,
and occasionally get cancellations, so get on our waitlist!
YES! we offer private lessons
& YES! we do craft and sewing parties
A Park Slope studio where kids forget screens exist! They work with their hands making fun, creative fashion and craft projects while learning to sew.
Most of all, they build creativity and confidence in themselves.
Check out all our exciting options!
AFTER SCHOOL SEWING AND CRAFTS
We offer beginner sewing classes using the sewing machine on Mondays for ages 7 to 9 and Wednesdays ages 10-13. Our Monday program also includes some crafts and jewelry making. Classes are a maximum of 8 students, so each child receives individualized attention and we adapt depending on the the age, comfort and skill level of each student. For more details on each of these classes click below.
Our camp schedule is based on week-long themes all summer, which will focus on a special area of interest that sparks your child’s creativity. Using sewing machines (no machine experience necessary), craft glue and all sorts of fun tools your child will MAKE hip clothes, accessories, plushies and plenty more! We still limit our camp weeks to 8 kids, so they can get the proper attention they need. We want your child to feel confident and to finish the week having not only learned how to engineer and make things from start to finish but to have a blast doing it!
We come to your home for private lessons, so you can learn on your own machine! This is the perfect solution if your child has a machine at home that they are not sure how to use, or they have taken some beginner lessons but could use some one on one attention to really hone their skills. You can choose from our large selection of projects or we can curate the lesson with you so that it really piques your child's interest! To learn more about the different project options we have click below.
GROUP LESSONS &
Plan your next kids party or large play group with Lara! We have lots of fun craft, sewing and fashion options for you to choose from. Lara can also work with you and tailor the activity to some of your specific requests. We supply all the materials! To learn more about the different party themes we can do click below.
“This is a wonderfully creative camp that has moved seamlessly into the online world. The projects keep the kids captivated and busy. They make things that you actually want to keep around! And Lara is patient and personal. I recommend MAKE IT! Studio to anyone looking for a hands on creative class for their kids. They will forget that they are not in person."
"My nearly 9yo daughter attended an AMAZINGLY personal, creative, fun, empowering, sewing- and design-skill building week in August with Make It Studio. Every day she made something that wowed me. She even sewed a dress that she wore on the first day of school!!! HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!!!"
PARK SLOPE PARENTS CLASSIFIEDS & YELP 11/2019
MOM OF 9 YEAR OLD
GOOGLE REVIEW 3/2021 / MOM OF 9 YEAR OLD
“I would like to put in an enthusiastic plug for Make It Studios (Lara Kazan) who is offering outdoor classes in May! We have worked with Lara for 2 years now, and she is a wonderful and creative teacher for kids in the 7 - 14 range. Our daughter has made jewelry, hats, masks, fanny packs, clothes, and (pre covid) took field trips to some of the big fabric stores in Manhattan. It's been a wonderful instructional and affirming experience for a crafty 11 year old kid, who is now adept with sewing machine and visionary with regards to all birthday / holiday presents.
We've continued with on-line projects this year with Lara in order to keep the creative juices flowing, and it's been a great outlet. We are delighted that Lara will be offering in person classes at the Old Stone House starting in May."
PARK SLOPE PARENTS CLASSIFIEDS 4/2021
MOM OF 11 YEAR OLD
"Before camp started we were sent a box full of supplies. The projects were fun and cute. Some are now decorating my child's room. She enjoyed all the projects. I wasn't sure she would focus during an online camp but it held her attention the whole time. There were little break periods for moving around."
PARK SLOPE PARENTS CLASSIFIEDS 9/2020
PARENT OF 9 YEAR OLD
"My daughter has taken several online, after school classes and camps with Lara at MAKE IT Studio. The classes are small and catered to the child's level and interest. Lara is amazing. She really engages the children and my daughter has made some beautiful things in her workshops that include: a beautiful pillow she sewed on a machine, fabric glue projects to decorate her room, a mask, clay projects, etc. My daughter is 7 now, but she started the classes when she was 6. The classes usually have a kit you purchase, that include everything, so you are set to go! I recommend this class during SIP because the level of engagement is better than most online programs. "
ACTIVITY HERO 2/2021
MOM OF 7 YEAR OLD
"My daughter has some experience with sewing from various classes but the projects were always too simple or not practical. Lara's Make it class was the perfect balance between learning how to actually sew and making something that my daughter could actually wear and be proud of (jean purse...amazing). Lara's relaxed style, yet patient teaching directive, made the three hours fly by. She allows the kids to create and enjoy the process but is also realistic and knows they want to walk away with a finished product. Not only does my daughter wear the purse she made but has offered to sew torn pillow cases, and other things to keep up her sewing skills. It was a delight taking this class with Lara and I would highly recommend her! "
MOM OF 7 YEAR OLD