My daughter absolutely loved The Fashion Academy summer design camp. She came home every day extremely excited about the things she had learned. These included choosing fabric on Queen Street, learning to use a sewing machine, and creating her own fashions. It was a happy and well-organized camp. Her birthday happened to fall during it, and they did a great job of celebrating. The camp was such a hit that she and her campmates clamored for it to be continued, so now they’re doing a weekly class. Additionally, my daughter was so inspired, she bought her own sewing machine with her allowance. Definitely recommend to kids who enjoy crafts and artistic pursuits.
Gina Buonaguro

Thank you Tara for the fabulous fashion design workshop you created for youth! The girls aged 6-10 absolutely loved every minute of it and were kept engaged throughout! They were thrilled with all of the funky jewelry that they made and could take home! We are definitely signed up for another workshop and the girls at the club can’t wait!
Andrea Panitz
Children & Youth Program Coordinator - The Boulevard Club
Tara is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her product. She is full of creative ideas for jewelry and fashion and is an asset to our junior programs.
Jennifer Schafer
Activities Administrator - The Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
The Fashion Design Academy ran a fun and educational 15 week co-curricular Fashion Design Programme at The York School. Tara and her instructors arrived at each class with smiles on their faces, and were ready to inspire the students to design and create their own unique projects. Truly a creative, inspirational and motivational experience for the students.
Carol Klestinec
Extended Daycare Supervisor/Co-Curricular Coordinator - The York School
Tara and the Fashion Academy have truly been amazing. They are always able to offer specialized, creative programs to accommodate our very unique needs. Our Members always leave with a renewed love of fashion because of the exceptional customer service they provide. We look forward to using The Fashion Academy in the near future.
Grace Williams
Children's Program Administrator Granite Club
The Fashion Academy was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. The kids and families who participated in the tye-a-die had a blast and it was extremely busy and popular all day!
Nicole Hutton
Tourism and Special Events Manager - Corporation of the Town of Midland


I have had the pleasure of working with Tara from The Fashion Academy. She has made our kid’s program so much fun and always have great ideas for crafts and entertainment  in our Shopping Centre.  We have had great comments from customers since she’s been involved in the program. She has a real understanding of our property and the budget we work with. So far our numbers for the Kid’s Program keep increasing and we are thankful to have her by our sides to take care of our crafty little people.
Jenna Bouchut
Marketing & Specialty Leasing Coordinator, Albion Mall
I always like to do parties in the house and look for new ideas every year. This year, having gone back to work I realized that I didn’t have enough time to find an idea, buy all the material and organize a party. Someone told me about the Fashion Academy birthday parties and I booked it right away. Tara was sweet, friendly and very organized. The girls loved the project and worked hard on them. They were so proud of their creations and had a wonderful time.
Debbie Krofchick
The Fashion Academy summer camp was a huge success – my daughter rates it as her favourite camp and now participates in an after school program too! No matter how busy or demanding her week might be, there is no question that getting to fashion academy is a priority for her. In fact, this year her birthday fell on the same evening as fashion academy and she chose going to class over other celebrations. This is because Tara and Natalya are fabulous with the kids and are great teachers too. They are fun and relaxed with well planned activities that inspire confidence and creativity. The kids learn tangible skills, plan, trouble shoot and ultimately execute projects of which they are extremely proud. The instructors bring a real personal touch to each child and I think this contributes to the lovely sense of camaraderie within the class.
Karen Mann
I hired the Fashion Academy for my daughters 10th birthday. It was so hard finding a unique birthday idea for this age group, but did I get lucky. The party was a success. The girls loved making their own purses and I didn’t have to worry about loot bags either. Tara was a wonderful leader. She had all the girls laughing and talking. She made them feel confident about their work and I didn’t hear a word from them for the full 2 hours. While they were working a few of the girls were already talking about what project they wanted to do for their party. I had the party in the house, there was plenty of room for the 10 girls to work and Tara left area as clean as when she started.
Shawna Akerman