Precollege Middle School Workshop Opening Day Supply Lists

The supply lists below reflect materials needed for the entire program. Instructors will email students with the materials required for the first day so they do not need to carry all materials every day. Classroom storage is limited, so students will be expected to carry many of their art supplies with them to-and-from class.

 * Note: These lists are used for general purposes. To see if a course is running in a specific semester, visit our Precollege Classes webpage.
** We strongly recommend students bring a few small, adhesive bandages with them for their convenience. Typically needed for footwear issues, not injuries!

JSX 005: Introduction to Digital Photography (04/12/18)

  • Comfortable shoes (you'll do a lot of walking and lighting set-up, so wear appropriate footwear)
  • Pen and paper
  • Digital camera* with Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
    *students may borrow an FIT camera if they do not have one, but cannot use it outside of class hours. we recommend bringing your own camera whenever possible. purchase an SD card to use with a borrowed camera from FIT.
  • SD card (if you do not own a camera, purchase an SD card to use with a borrowed camera from FIT)
  • Students will need access to a card reader at home. If your computer doesn't come with one installed, you can get one for under $12 at most electronic stores.


JSX 006: Basic Digital Photography: Portraits  (updated 11/01/18)

  • Notebook and pen for note taking
  • Manual control digital camera 
     *students may borrow an FIT camera if they do not have one, but cannot use it outside of class hours. We recommend bringing your own camera whenever possible. Purchase an SD card to use with a borrowed camera from FIT.
Replacing and/or repairing equipment is very costly. Insuring your equipment can be an inexpensive way offset the expense.

Insurance can be obtained as part of renters insurance, as a rider on your parents insurance, or purchased specifically for your equipment.  Check with your insurance company or obtain insurance through a photographer's group like ASMP or APANY. There are also insurance companies that specialize in this type of insurance.  An example is: www.collegestudentinsurance. com/


JSX 007: Basic Digital Photography: Landscapes and Cityscapes 
(updated 04/12/18)

  • Comfortable shoes (you'll do a lot of walking, especially outside, so wear appropriate footwear)
  • Pen and paper
  • Digital camera and an SD card
     *students may borrow an FIT camera if they do not have one, but cannot use it outside of class hours. we recommend bringing your own camera whenever possible. purchase an SD card to use with a borrowed camera from FIT. 
  • Students will need access to a card reader at home. If your computer doesn't come with one installed, you can get one for under $12 at most electronic stores.

JSX 008: Telling a Story Through Digital Photography  (updated 9/28/17)

  • Comfortable shoes (you'll do a lot of walking and lighting set-up, so wear appropriate footwear)
  • Pen and paper
  • Digital camera and an SD card (if you do not own a camera, purchase an SD card to use with a borrowed camera from FIT)
  • Students will need access to a card reader at home. If your computer doesn't come with one installed, you can get one for under $12 at most electronic stores.

JSX 009: New Photographic Techniques  (updated 6/29/17)

  • Comfortable shoes (you'll do a lot of walking and lighting set-up, so wear appropriate footwear)
  • Pen and paper
  • Digital camera and an SD card (if you do not own a camera, purchase an SD card to use with a borrowed camera from FIT)
  • Students will need access to a card reader at home. If your computer doesn't come with one installed, you can get one for under $12 at most electronic stores.
  • Optional: IPad, Tablet, IPhone, or any mobile device that can use APPS.  

JSX 011: Fashion Art: Silhouettes (updated 11/06/19)

  • HB and 2B Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 11"x14"  tracing paper pad
  • Personal Supply of Band Aids


JSX 012: Fashion Art: Rendering Fabrics 
(updated 04/12/18)

  • 11”x14” Tracing Paper
  • 11”x14” Borden & Riley Marker Paper
  • Color Pencils
  • Markers (ChartPak Brand) Blender, skin tones
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Personal Supply of Band Aids


JSX 013 Fashion Art: Faces and Figures (updated 04/12/19)

*Brands are only listed as examples, you may purchase any similar products*

  • 11”x14” Marker Paper (Ex: Borden & Riley Boris Layout Paper for Markers #37)/
  • 11”x14” Tracing Paper (Ex: Blick Studio Tracing Paper Pad)
  • 0.3mm or 0.5mm Artist Mechanical Pencil
  • 1-2 skin-tone pantone color marker (Chartpak or Promarker)
  • 1-2 Hair Color of your reference pantone color marker
  • 12 Prisma Pencil Colors Kit.

JSX 014: Fashion Art: Junior Fashion Trends  (updated 11/01/18)

  • 11 x 17 clear plastic folder to hold work and supplies
  • 2 HB pencils       
  • 2 Prismacolor 90% gray colored pencils
  • Hand Held Sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Paper Scissors
  • Glue stick, rubber cement or double stick tape
  • Removable tape
  • 11 X 14 Tracing Pad
  • 11 X 14 Marker Layout Pad (we recommend Borden & Riley #37 or Bienfang Graphics #360)
  • 1 Set Of Prismacolor Pencils (24 Piece Set or Larger)
  • Chartpak AD Markers
  • Choose one skin tone marker from the list below:  
    • Pale Flesh
    • Buff
    • Sand

JSX 015 Fashion Art: Finding Inspiration  (updated 6/26/17)

  • 11 X 14  Borden & Riley #37 Bright White Translucent Visual Bond Layout Pad
  • 11 X 14  Tracing Paper (We Suggest  A.I. Friedman Swiss Tracing)
  • A Set Of Prismacolor Colored Pencils (Set Of 12 Or 24)
  • Drawing Pencils (2-HB,2- 4B)
  • Hand Sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Small Scissor
  • Glue Stick
  • 12 Clear Ruler
  • Chartpak (AD) Markers.  A Skin Tone Such As Pale Flesh , Buff, Or Sand
  • 2 Additional Chartpak Marker Colors, Of Your Choice To Begin Your First Day (Keep in mind these colors should reflect what you feel you will use in your final presentation)
  • 4 -11 X 14 Black Boards

JSX 018: All Inclusive Fashion Design

  • 11 X 14  Borden & Riley  (Suggested) #37 Bright White Translucent Visual Bond Layout Pad
  • 11 X 14  Tracing Paper (We Suggest  A.I. Friedman Swiss Tracing)
  • A Set Of Prismacolor Colored Pencils(Set Of 12 Or 24)
  • Drawing Pencils
  • Hand Sharpener
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Selection of Color Markers- you can get all from variety of (preferred) brands PrismaColor Double End*, Chartpack,AD, Blick Studio, Copic,or  Zig Art. (it is great to choose ones with a thick & thin tip option) Please choose about 3 skin color options to have, as well as grey # 3 or #4, and about 10-12 colors of your liking ( think primary, primary pastels, or any color that makes you happy)

JSX 019: Fashion History: Trends Through the Decades (updated 10/5/17)

  • Fashion & Lifestyle Magazines 
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Drawing pad (8 1/2" x 11")
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Poster board (11"X14")
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors


JSX 025: Let's Create Comics (updated 11/01/18)

  • #2 pencils as many as possible
  • Erasers pink and kneaded
  • Ruler
  • 14"x17" Newsprint  Pad
  • 11x14 mixed media pad for color work, character and layout design
  • 11"x17" Bristol board with ruled lines (any brand name will do)
  • A set of colored pencils (any brand name will do)
  • Markers:
    micron black ink pens (sizes: #005, #08)

    Sharpies (fine line, chisel point)


    JSX 026:  Illustration for Beginners

    • #2 Pencils, as many as possible & Sharpener
    • Staedtler Eraser or pink or Kneaded
    • 12” or 18” Metal Ruler
    • 9"x12" Newsprint  Pad
    • 9"x12" Bristol pad
    • Faber Castel Black Artist Pen (one thick, one small)

JSX 027: Drawing Interior Design for Beginner (04/12/19)

    • 1 roll of drafting paper (12” wide) - pad is also ok - at least 12”
    • 1 lead holder (similar to this)
    • Leads HB and 2B
    • Eraser (Stadtler Mars white preferred)
    • Drafting tape or dots 
    • Ruler with cork/rubber back - 12” minimum
    • 30/60 degree triangle

JSX 028: Color Rendering for Interior Design

  • Penicls: 4B, HB, and 2H 
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Markers: Warm Grey 30%, Cool Grey 30%
  • Transfer paper 4pack
  • Ruler

JSX 031: Basic Drawing Skills   (updated 04/12/19)

  • Newsprint pad 14”x17"
  • Bristol paper or Drawing paper pad 19”x24” or 14”x17”
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Drawing pencils 2B, 8B
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Compressed charcoal and/or vine charcoal
  • Transparent plastic pattern grading ruler


JSX 034: Painting in the Style of....  

  • 14"X 17"  pad of Bristol paper (vellum surface)
  • Synthetic bristle brush  (Tuscan series filbert size #4, OR white nylon filbert)
  • Pad of disposable palettes
  • Tubes of acrylic paints including at least  red, yellow, blue, white and black
  • Paper towels
  • Cup for water


JSX 035: Experimenting with Color 
(updated 11/06/19)

  • Acrylic Paint/ 1 tube each/ minimum size 8 oz or larger- primary- Red  (no hue), Yellow, Ultramarine Blue,  White &  Black
  • Plastic Palette Knife - Quantity= 3
  • 1 Roll of Paper Towels
  • 1 Pad Palette Paper Size 9x12 or larger
  • Old Tee-Shirt or Smock to protect clothing
  • Collect/Save Old Magazines
  • 18x24 Newsprint Pad
  • Elmer's Glue  glue stick
  • Container for Water (empty coffee can/soup can/plastic container, etc)


JSX 036: Life Drawing for Middle School
(updated 04/12/19)

  • Vine charcoal - soft, small box
  • Pencil (2B, 4B, 8B) (HB, 2H)
  • Sharpener
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 18”X 24” news print pad
  • 18" x 24" all purpose drawing paper (around 70 lbs) pad

JSX 037: Middle School Sculpture (updated 6/25/17)

  • AMACO Stonex Air Dry Clay, 5lb box (any color)
  • small sketchbook and pencil/pen
  • paint brush set(small)
  • clay tool set (small)
  • small acrylic paint set (or choose at least 5 colors)
  • hot glue gun and sticks

 

JSX 038: Exploring Painting, Drawing, and Collage  (updated 6/24/17)

  • Bristol paper pad - 14"x 17" or larger
  • Oil pastels (set of 12)
  • Watercolor pencils (sets of 12)  
  • Paint brushes of various widths
  • Small containers for water and paint
  • Apron or old shirt to protect clothes

Additional Course Materials for JSX 038 (- not needed for the first day) 

  • Variety of different colored and textured papers, cardboard, and fabrics
  • Variety of non-traditional media – e.g. corks, straws, beads, paper towel tubes, string, buttons, egg cartons, magazines, found objects.
  • Canvas x 2 of same dimensions - no smaller than 10”x10 up to 18”x 24”
  • Pair of scissors
  • Glue stick and/or white glue (archive quality preferred)
  • OPTIONAL: student's choice of any other media ig: dry pastel, India ink, graphite stick, Conté crayon, plasticine.

 

JSX 040: Fashion Merchandising Trend-Spotting  (updated 11/06/19)

  • Pen & Notebook
  • At least 2 current fashion magazines
  • Camera phone or digital camera
  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black and colored markers


JSX 045: Careers in Fashion Styling (updated 04/12/18)

  • White or colored poster board (standard poster board, size 22" X 28") -do not purchase until project theme is determined
  • Pen & Notebook
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • 1-2 fashion magazines of students choice
  • Scissors 


JSX 050: Fashion Design: From Drawing to Runway (updated 11/06/19)

  • Favorite fashion and lifestyle magazines
  • Pencils or mechanical pencil
  • Drawing pad (9x12)


JSX 060: Red Carpet Fashions (updated 11/01/18)

  • Your favorite fashion magazine and/or printouts from Red Carpet events/favorite looks 
  • Pencils/Pens


JSX 070: Jewelry Design: Wire-Forming and Beaded Techniques
(updated 9/27/17)

  • Pen & Notebook
  • Container for beads

        * Note: You have the option of buying your own round nose pliers 5 and chain nose pliers 5 (All Craft)
          and side cutter. Can be purchased at AllCraft, 135 W 29th Street 2nd Floor

JSX 071: Jewelry Design: Metal Jewelry Techniques  (updated 9/27/17)

  • Pen & Notebook
  • Container for beads

          * Note: You have the option of buying your own round and chain nose pliers (AllCraft) and side cutter.
            Can be purchased at AllCraft, 135 W 29th Street 2nd Floor 

JSX 072: Jewelry Design: Clay, Resin and Polymer Techniques   (updated 6/24/17)

  • Pen & Notebook
  • Container for beads

          * Note: You have the option of buying your own round and chain nose pliers (AllCraft) and side cutter.
            Can be purchased at AllCraft, 135 W 29th Street 2nd Floor 

JSX 080: Accessorizing your Accessories: Creating Embellishments  
(updated 6/24/17)

  • Craft glue (Aleenes Tacky Glue (regular or quick dry), Sobo Craft glue, etc)
  • Colored Pencils (8-12 pack is plenty)
  • Scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric and vinyl)
  • 12inch ruler (plastic or metal- no cork backing)
  • Sketch book/note pad with blank pages, any size
  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls (to be used day 3 to make pompoms)
  • Accessories from home (canvas sneakers (Toms, Converse, Vans), flip flops, fabric belts, hats, fabric bags- if time permits we can embellish a collection to go with provided handbag blank)
  • Old jeans or clothing if available (to make "recycled" embellishments)

         * Note: Please be sure to clearly mark all supplies with student's name.  A zippered pouch, plastic box or case would be helpful for
           keeping supplies in as well 

 

JSX 082: Leather Accessories

  • TBA