instructor and owner
Lara Kazan is a fashion industry veteran and has taught children of all ages in NYC area public schools.
She’s dedicated, passionate and happiest when sparking the creativity in her students.
Lara’s flexible “hands-on” approach is unique in adapting to your child’s skill level while encouraging them to be their most creative selves. Six years ago she decided to take a try at teaching sewing and visual arts, her initial volunteer work along with her experience at Brooklyn’s Curious Jane began the journey that resulted in Make It! Studio. Come on over and meet Lara and the Make It! gang!
Madeline Wall is a Brooklyn based working artist and educator. Maddie has years of experience as a theatre and film maker creating sets, costumes as well as directing.
As an arts educator, they have taught costume-making and theatre through the NY Public School system as well as through Park Slope’s Piper Theatre Company. They have taught advanced fiber crafts to adults through The Creative Center and Fabscrap. Maddie is a life-long crafter who helps others discover textiles, clothing, and costuming as a means of self expression. They believe in using recycled materials and developing crafting skills as a way to self-regulate, relax, and engage with the everyday objects that make up our lives.
MEET OUR WONDERFUL INTERNS!
We hire local students as interns to learn all about teaching, sewing and crafting, while also earning some extra cash. We are always looking for bright H.S. students who are crafty and love working with kids. Please let anyone you think would be appropriate about us and have them contact Lara about working at MAKE IT! Studio for our after-school or summer camp programs.