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After School Fashion Program

Get on the Waitlist for invites to FREE creative and fun fashion events before classes start! Then you'll be the first to know when enrollment opens.


Hei there!

My name is Angelica, and I am a fashion designer/blogger/entrepreneur from Los Angeles that moved to Bakersfield last year to live near my family. You can read more about me and my work in the menu tab About! I've always loved tutoring my classmates in college and felt excitement at the thought of being a fashion teacher for kids and teens.

Angelica chavez | Velvet Kat Fashion designer and instructor in Los Angeles and Bakersfield

Because they are in the stage of life where they get to choose what they want to be when they grow up, and I want to inspire them to follow their dreams. Before this decade, it might have been difficult to follow your dreams, but now we are at a time that anything is truly possible! Take a look at millionaire fashion and beauty bloggers on social media and Youtube, for example. Especially since they are young, if they start following their dreams now, they'll reach success faster than their peers that roam the world lost.

Starting early is essential to being ahead of everyone that doesn't.


I have created a curriculum that teaches fashion illustration, fashion design, sewing, and even important business skills that are easy to understand for use in their future careers. Everything that I learned in college (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and Art Institute of California-Hollywood), plus what I self-taught over the years, is going to be shared with your kids without putting you into financial debt.

By the time your son or daughter is 18, he or she will be ready for any path they choose, whether that be to get a job in the fashion field or join the entrepreneur fashion community. In addition to learning about fashion, they will also find ways to give back to their communities and gain confidence in themselves to take risks and failures as learning lessons to grow. You will see a warrior flourish! One that is ready to take on the crazy fashion world. Who knows, your child might be the next one to impact, inspire, or make a change in the fashion industry. I am also planning to improve and expand the program with opportunities for your kids, which they'll get to be a part of at little to no future cost.

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successful young adults that followed their dreams
Angelica chavez | Velvet Kat Fashion designer and instructor in Los Angeles and Bakersfield

Through my real-world experiences in the fashion industry as a freelancer, collaborator, and entrepreneur on the pursuit of my own business dreams, I have learned many things that work and don't work with design, getting hired, and launching startups. I have also especially learned to be confident in my own self-expression, evolving from an incredibly shy child to the creative outgoing woman I am today. That is not to say that I am perfectly fearsome, because I still have my introvert moments, but I am always capable of staying true to myself - fun and friendly. So, I can bring this all to the table when teaching kids. I am patient and understanding of different learning needs, and do my best to keep things entertaining, easy to follow, and focused.

My goal is to nurture their creative side - to inspire them out of their shell. I will teach them all that I know to help them find what specific paths in fashion they would like to take.




This program will run for 5 months, twice a year, starting January 8th, 2018. Enrollment opens one month ahead of each season:



January-May or June-October


Monday through Wednesday at 3:15pm-6pm

There are 19 openings per season

Location TBA, but it will be an office space in Bakersfield

Healthy snacks will be provided and kids can bring in Lunch (I don't want anyone starving :)

Parents are allowed in the class anyday/time with my permission (3max per day, 4days/month max)

If you're interested in assisting during classes and fieldtrips, I welcome you with open arms too! You'll receive emails from me ahead of time to sign up for that.


WEEK 1 - Introduction to fashion and it's history

WEEK 2 - Textiles

WEEK 3 - Constructing tops

WEEK 4 - Constructing skirts

WEEK 5 - Constructing pants and shorts

WEEK 6 - Constructing dresses

WEEK 7 - Constructing jackets

WEEK 8 - Fashion illustration on paper

WEEK 9 - Digital fashion illustration

WEEK 10 - Production and technical work

WEEK 11 - Target market

WEEK 12 - Concept development and forecasting

WEEK 13 - Presentation Time!

WEEK 14 - Styling and Photoshoots

WEEK 15 - Launching a Business

WEEK 16 - Marketing

WEEK 17 - Web and graphic design

WEEK 18 - Preparing for Graduation Show!

WEEK 19 - Fashion careers and interviewing

WEEK 20 - Graduation Show!


Welcome package with $100 worth of tools and supplies for the class


Discounts up to 50% OFF fashion textbooks for the class


Lifetime access to the an online portal, where students can:

Replay lessons,

Download resources,

Upload assignments process,

Chat in the class forum to learn from each other and ask questions,

and Parents can stay in the loop on what's happening during class


Planning in progress for a mentorship program after the class




One-time payment

That's about 1 Starbucks cup a day!

(Plus you're saving $160 if you pay the 5 months in full instead of monthly)


5monthly payments

(Perfect payment plan for you if the full price is scary)

If after the first two weeks, your son or daughter isn't feeling committed to the class, you are fully guaranteed to a 90% Refund (10% is left for location rental and supplies). On day 14 of the program, I will have a meeting with parents and kids to decide if they would like to continue or drop out. As much as I'd hate to see your child miss out, I completely understand that his or her needs are important, and I wouldn't want them to continue the class miserably. <3

Money Back Guarantee!

Before I receive any payments, just to make sure the program would be a success for everyone, I am collecting names first to see the amount of kids/parents that are interested :) Sign up to the Waitlist!


Why should my child join this class instead of go to fashion college?
I finished fashion college with over $110,000 in debt to financial aid, that I will be paying back for the rest of my life. My cousin that graduated from FIDM with only $25,000 in debt barely finished paying back in her late 30's. Many of my classmates and I also left school lost, because we didn't get any business education and barely any job training. It is rare for fashion college to help students achieve their dreams, especially when they struggle to get out of debt for years. I don't want you and your kids to go through that stress, and I want to be your child's guide with a clearer path to an actual career and debt-free happy life.

What kind of support is available to students?
Once your child joins the program, I will guide and encourage him or her in a safe environment to learn, be inspired, and reach their goals. After their season is over, they will also be able to join a community with their fellow classmates, and have mentors that provide feedback and additional guidance as needed.

Can you really promise my child's success?
I am dedicated to guiding your son or daughter to their greatest potential, but their success varies based on the amount of effort they put in, not just to my lessons, but to their own goals and dreams. I cannot guarantee their results and am not responsible for their achievements or failures. If your child puts in time, effort, and dedication, I believe that he or she can truly achieve anything! They themselves are the winners of their own success :)


What if my son/daughter wants to drop out?
As mentioned under Tuition above, if your child decides they no longer want to go to the class, you may receive a 90% refund if I'm notified before or during our Day 14 meeting. If your son/daughter stays after that meeting, but then changes his/her mind, you may get a 40% refund from the total you've paid if I'm notified of withdrawal by February 15 or July 15. After those strict dates, there will no longer be any refunds - NO exceptions.

Where can I find more information about you?
You can look around this website , check out my Facebook page Velvet Kat Art, or Instagram @velvetkat_ and @velvetkatart

What if I have a question not answered or listed here?
Shoot me a message at the Let's Chat button in the Menu or email me at :) I will get back to you within a day or two.

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