from our regular SLab programs available in Fashion, Film, & Photography


When we opened our doors in downtown Beijing, late 2016, we started with what we knew best, teaching sewing and fashion design to adults and kids. Our group and one-on-one classes are customised for those wanting to learn specialised skills that were hard to find in Beijing. Since then, we have expanded into a variety of programs and workshops, but first, let us tell you where we got our name.

The SLab is a combination of two words; S… Laboratory. It’s a space for learning and experimentation, and what better name than a lab? As for the ’S’, we will politely decline to reveal what it stands for. We believe in personal interpretation, and we’d much rather you identify it based off of your own experience and expectations. 

Simultaneously, something else had clicked into place...  

We wanted a continuity to our name, and not just through a category, classification, or a generic term; but a thread that runs through our classes, present and future. No matter the activity, no matter the topic, we will always need a space to work on. That, is the slab. Be it drawing, crafting, electronics, or cooking, a slab of working space will always be a necessity.

Before the concept of The SLab had fully formed, a delightful space on Donghzhimen opened up and a contract was signed...

slab /slæb
: a broad flat thick piece of wood, stone, or other material

No matter the class, no matter the topic, the space in which we work on is important. Be it drawing, crafting, electronics, or cooking, you'll always need a clean SLab to work on. The SLab is an idea that connects an array of crafts together on one surface.