"From Manhattan to Maplewood, this precious studio brings design and fashion to kids" read more
"Kids and teens looking for a place to express their creativity this summer have found just the place, at Blueprint Studio" read more
"they wanted to bring the creativity and vibrancy of the New York City fashion world to the Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange areas." read more
"I loved the energy and creativity of owners, Maria Hartley and Lauren Zodel." read more
"It was a day filled with creativity, fun and of course lots of fashion!!" read more
"The joke in our house on Wednesdays is we need to pack our daughter's sleeping bag so she can stay overnight at Blueprint Studio because she never wants to leave! From our first experience during summer camp (btw it was her favorite of everything she did all summer!) to the accessory class my daughter took this fall, the fun, creativity and learning at Blueprint Studio is like nothing else I have seen in this area. Maria and Lauren have created an amazing studio with a wide variety of classes and projects. There is no question we will be signing up for more classes, summer camps and birthday parties."
Sarah Hollis (South Orange parent)
"After having a great week at Fashion Camp last summer, where Amara designed and created an outfit, she could not wait to sign up for the fall "Ready for the Runway" class. Each week she looks forward to continuing to design and sew her creation, and was especially excited to learn how to operate a sewing machine. In this age when everything is quick and "off the rack" I love that she is getting an understanding of all that goes into good fashion. Not only is Amara learning so much, the camaraderie and positive energy that Maria and Lauren foster among the girls is easily felt in the room."
Nina Lerner (Maplewood parent)
"Blueprint Studio offered an amazing summer camp. This was a hands-on, self generated experience where my nine year old was given the opportunity to design, critique and create her own clothes and fashion style- from a full outfit to accessories which she proudly wears to school and around town. Blueprint Studio not only built her confidence in new and useful skills- sewing, designing a concept board and showcasing it on a powerpoint presentation - but has sharpened her appreciation for the creativity and hard work it takes to make a designer product that someone would like to wear. "
Candice Davenport (Maplewood parent)
I signed up my 7-year-old daughter Emily for photography camp last summer. I didn't know what to expect, but the experience went way beyond my expectations. Not only did she learn the first steps to taking great photos, she also got to go on hikes, play games and let her imagination run wild -- all while taking pictures. At the end of the camp, I was presented with a beautiful book of all of the photos that Emily took along the way. It made me tear up actually -- I could see the love and care that Maria and Lauren put into each parent's photo album. It was such a great way to get a perspective of what my daughter finds beautiful. Something I will always treasure.
Laura Olson (West Orange parent)
My son had a wonderful summer experience at Blueprint Studio's photography camp. Every morning he was eager to go there, and at pick-up he had so many things to tell about what they did that day. He learned a lot and enjoyed applying it when out taking pictures The field trip to the South Mountain Reservation left a great impression, and at the end of camp, he took me on the same path that they had walked during their trip, so I could see everything they had discovered and taken pictures of. He also loved being part of the paparazzi at the fashion show that Blueprint Studio held at the end of camp season. It was a great way to end a fantastic camp experience!
Anne Davis (Millburn parent)
"Our daughter had the best birthday party ever at Blueprint Studio! Maria and Lauren created a theme geared towards our daughter's interest in Percy Jackson books and Greek mythology. On the day of the party we couldn't have been more impressed and excited to see the studio decorated with such creativity and thoughtfulness. The whole party was fun-filled from beginning to end with interesting and fashionable crafts for the children to make and great games for the children to play all centered around the theme of Greek mythology. Maria and Lauren are amazingly creative and a very professional team. After the party, we couldn't have been happier to receive photos that Lauren took of this special day. Blueprint is a gem in Maplewood. Thank you for giving our daughter such a memorable birthday party."
Aly and Claudio Guerrieri (Maplewood parents)
When I dropped my daughter at Blueprint for Fashion Camp I didn't want to leave it looked like so much fun! She had a fantastic time drawing, learning fashion history, sewing and creating a down right fabulous outfit over the week's time. She can't wait to continue with a weekly class this fall.
Alexa (Maplewood parent)
My daughters (ages 6 & 8) had a blast at Project Runway. They got to be creative and learn to work as a team to create a cool outfit and then walk down the runway. It’s great to have a place in our area that allows kids to be artistic and creative. My daughter had so much fun that we're now having her birthday party at Blueprint!
Joy Chang (Short Hills parent)
My daughters have really enjoyed everything about Blueprint -- photography, design, and sewing. It's their favorite time of the week!
Kamaljit Zubieta (Maplewood parent)
"My son Joey became a paparazzi-for-the-day at Blueprint's 'Project Runway' school fundraiser. The event was a really imaginative, creative and well executed way to engage kids while doing good for the community. All of the participants clearly learned a lot while having loads of fun. And Joey loved taking the pictures!
Eric Slutsky (Maplewood parent)