About the Instructor
Ying Su, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, has been a designer in the fashion industry for over 20 years. Ying has worked at branded companies such as Gap, Inc., J.Crew, and Liz Lange. Prior to working in corporate brands, Ying Su’s designer collection of dresses were carried and sold at Barney's, Bendel's, and Macy's.
A former adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and F.I.T.. Ying received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and her Masters Degree in Education from S.U.N.Y. Empire State College. Ying currently consults as a designer and lives in Westchester.
S.T.E.A.M. and The Fashion Arts Studio
The Fashion Arts Studio, Located in New Rochelle, is Westchester County’s first and only after school Fashion Design program that is also based on the STEAM educational philosophy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Our program provides young students with age appropriate, real life fashion design creative and technical skills while having Fun! catch phrase "FUNctional"- steam.edu
Learning how to sketch fashion ideas and design illustrations on paper (right brain activity) to draping fabrics, and technical pattern-making (left brain thinking), requires holistic thinking processing. These functions help students develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. The program also cultivates team collaboration, individual creativity, and healthy self-expression as well as fostering the planning, organizational disciplines, and communication skills required for academic achievement.