Calin Fashion Academy is open to students ages 13 and up, and offers courses to improve technical skills, conceptual development, and build professional portfolios in fields ranging from fashion styling and illustration to makeup art. While these courses are short and intensive (two week summer and winter camps are available for ages 13 and up) the company also offers one-time events perfect for birthday parties of eight to fifteen people of all ages.
The birthday boy or girl can choose from a makeup party or a fashionista party (from RMB 350-500 per person), both guaranteed to be a blast! At the fashionista party, guests will enjoy selected drinks and canapés while learning how to use fabric to realize their designs.
They’ll also receive getting makeup and hairstyling tips. The makeup party goes much the same way, except with a focus on makeup techniques, demonstrations, and exercises. For both events, a birthday cake is provided by the academy. If the party goers are younger kids, they all get their makeup done by professional artists according to the birthday theme which can be prearranged with parents. All makeup, fabrics, food, drink, and other supplies are provided by Calin Fashion Academy.
Originally from Romania, Founder Catalina Calin studied fashion throughout her high school and university years. She’s been in the fashion industry for ten years and has participated in national and international shows and contests, as well as worked in international apparel companies designing women’s wear. Following her childhood dream, she came to Beijing in 2009, when she was invited to teach fashion design at a private design university.
Calin conceived the idea of a training academy in 2013. She tells beijingkids that the academy has had students from eight different countries. “More and more young people are interested in design and creative careers,” says Calin.
Calin Fashion Academy
Room 403, Tower 20, Hopson International Suites, South Third Ring Road, (near Shuangjing subway station), Chaoyang District (131 6155 1870, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This article originally appeared on page 18-19 of the beijingkids October 2015 issue. Click here to read the issue for free on Issuu.com. To find out how you can get your own copy, email email@example.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Catalina Calin