how to sign up for classes

Asmara’s program is designed for youth ages 10-25 and for those who live in the city of Detroit.  Classes are once a month on Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm at Clairmount Studios in Detroit.

Every Quarter:

We host an introductory basic sewing class.  Anyone can come to this class- you don't need to apply.

Every Month:

After completing the Intro Sewing Class, students who would like to take further classes need to fill out a simple application.  This application process helps us to determine where each student is at and how we can best walk with them on an individual basis to determine what goals they would like to set.  

How Much Does It Cost?

Classes are $10-20 sliding scale donation.


How To Sign Up:

email us for current class schedule at:


Year One:

Students will be able to learn the basics of fashion illustration, pattern making and sewing. 


Year Two:

Students will learn how to design and create their own designs and will receive ongoing mentorship to achieve their personal goals.

Year Three and Four:

*Students who are ready will receive connections with internships and possible job opportunities.

*Students can receive assistance to develop a professional portfolio to help them get jobs and/or apply to fashion design programs around the country.




Here are ways you can get involved:

Donate Financially: 

We can accept tax deductible donations through our fiduciary sponsor, Central Detroit Christian.  Payments can be made online through their website or in mail.  Make sure to put in memo line donation is for Asmara Design.  (centraldetroitchristian.org)

Our program is designed to serve a low income population and supply each student with the books, tools, and materials needed to equip them as designers and set them up for success. 

Donations cover costs of these items as well as help cover costs of our overhead space where we host the classes. 



If you are a design professional and would like to donate your time to help mentor youth in our program, please contact us and tell us about yourself.

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