SOURCE: Shawn Ehlers Photography

Shawn Ehlers Photography

May 10, 2011 11:56 ET

Former Model and International Model Scout Launch "NY Model Camp"

NY Model Camp to Offer Intensive Workshops for Aspiring Models Beginning in Summer 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Karen Lee, the former Director of Scouting for top modeling agencies such as Elite Model Management and Wilhelmina Models has teamed up with Shawn Ehlers, a former International Model with Ford and Elite to launch the NY Model Camp.

NY Model Camp will offer a series of educational and interactive workshops intended to give aspiring fashion and commercial models the knowledge they need to navigate the competitive world of modeling. Karen Lee and Shawn Ehlers, industry veterans who have spent years working and guiding young models, have set out to create a transformational weekend program that will not only lay a solid foundation for how to break into the modeling industry but will also provide the opportunity for young women to learn important life skills and gain confidence for other areas of their lives.

"Our goal is to empower, educate and inspire young girls," says Karen Lee.

The first NY Model Camp workshop will take place on June 20, 21, and 22 in New York City with other workshops taking place throughout the summer. In addition to teaching young women the basics of the fashion and modeling industry, the three-day workshops will also explore other aspects of the modeling industry such as beauty, health, and style. NY Model Camp will also provide valuable information for anyone interested in breaking into other areas of fashion and modeling industry, whether as a stylist, booking agent, photographer, or magazine editor.

On the first day of the course, students will receive a comprehensive overview of the modeling industry as well as an individual model evaluation. Over the course of the workshop, they will receive a hair consultation from a top New York City Stylist, learn how to carry themselves, walk on a runway, and receive two test photo shoots. Students will also learn the fundamentals of nutrition, be coached in fitness and yoga and receive skin care and makeup tips. Most importantly, they will also have the opportunity to meet with model agents and other industry insiders.

The NY Model Camp workshop begins at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. The cost for the workshop is $1499 (this does not include travel to NYC or lodging).

New York City

June 20, 21, 22
June 23, 24, 25,
July 12, 13, 14,
July 26 27, 28,
August 2, 3, 4


For more information or to reserve, visit: or contact Karen Lee at or 212-826-5648.

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