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You can explore this field by taking drawing classes both at school and through local organizations such as community centers. Also, consider joining a school art club. These clubs will give you the opportunity to meet with others who share your interests, and they sometimes sponsor talks or meetings with professionals. Join the staff of the school yearbook, newspaper, or literary magazine. These publications often make use of visual art to accompany their text. Look for part-time or summer work at an art supply store, or assisting a professional artist. This work experience will give you the opportunity to become familiar with many “tools of the trade.” Explore your interest in the fashion field by reading fashion magazines that will keep you up to date on fashion trends, models, and illustrators’ work. Try drawing or sewing your own fashion creations. If you can’t find work at an art store, try getting a job at a clothing store. This will give you experience working with people and clothes, and you might even be able to suggest fashion advice to customers.

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