Kasia Dietz is an ex-New Yorker who moved to Paris a number of years ago and looked for ways to make it in her new hometown. Kasia has made her Paris dream come true by becoming a successful handbag and accessory designer. Her collection consists mostly of brightly colored patterned tote bags and her specialty is hand-painted canvas totes. The fun, modern bags have been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, Huffington Post Style, and Lucky magazine. They are sold boutiques in the U.S. and France and online at her site.
Kasia recently decided to share her love of hand painting her bags by offering small workshops, where she teaches students techniques on how to design their own wearable art. There are three clever versions of the classes which all revolve around food. The Macaron Class (80 euros per person) is held in the morning at a cozy private Marais apartment. The Cupcake Class (95 euros per person) is held at a cupcake café and the Brunch Class (110 euros per person) is at a St. Germain café. Classes are limited to 6 people and last 3.5 hours. All bags are reversible and have an inside pocket that can be painted, too.