Summer Middle School Workshop Courses

Middle school students working on art projects: collage, colorwheel, painting

FIT's Precollege Workshops are fun, short programs that will introduce you to some of the unusual and creative topics that we specialize in at FIT. Spend four days learning a specific skill or technique or explore the many different career opportunities our graduates have. You'll be both challenged and inspired by the new techniques you'll learn and insights you'll develop in just four days!


ELIGIBLE GRADES:  Students in grades 6, 7, 8 or 9 as  of Fall 2020 (includes children completing grade 5 in June 2020)
Precollege Remote Office Hours: 
Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm .  FIT is closed Friday-Sunday, June- August , 2020
75% refund period (excludes the $15 Registration Fee), prior to the first day of class.
PRICE Learn more about prices, refund policy etc
Early Bird discount has ended 
(available through Apr. 16th at 4 p.m.)$175.00 
Cost for one workshop (effective after April 16th)$200.00

DATES and TIMES, please note that all summer courses will be offered REMOTELY:
New Student Orientation: TBA
Students may register for morning, afternoon or both classes per week (students attend the same class remotely for four consecutive days):
Week 1 Classes meet remotely July 6, 7, 8, 9, 2020; AM 9:30-12:30; PM 1:30-4:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
Week 2 Classes meet remotely July 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020; AM 9:30-12:30; PM 1:30-4:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
Week 3 Classes meet remotely July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2020; AM 9:30-12:30; PM 1:30-4:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

What is a remote course? A remote course is a fully digital experience offered through Google Classroom. Remote courses will require you to login in real-time for the lecture and classroom-style learning, and you will have access to additional resources (ie. tutorial videos, handouts etc.) when class time is over. You will be required to log on during specific class times to participate in virtual discussions, read lectures, complete assignments, and interact with the instructor and other students (REMINDER: attendance, participation and project completion are part of the grading process). Please review the required supplies for each course, as some courses will need students to acquire software, equipment or tools for full participation.

Minimum Requirements for Remote Learning:  

  • a computer or device (using a phone as the primary device is not recommended as some features may not be optimized)
  • high speed internet connection (dial-up connections are not recommended, due to the nature of downloading/viewing/sharing media)
  • an up-to-date browser, such as Chrome (recommended), Firefox, or Safari
  • additional specific material or equipment requirements will be posted with your courses' description as we receive them.


  • All new students must watch the Precollege Orientation Video and submit a signed Acknowledgment of Risk and Release and Waiver Of Liability Form (coming soon)
  • Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. You will be notified by email if cancellations occur.
  • Instructor Contact List  *Please note: instructor assignments are subject to change

For assistance, email: [email protected]

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Week 1: July 6-9, 2020    

Morning classes: 9:30-12:30  
JSX 011 55A (crn: 1579) (Remote) Fashion Art: Silhouettes - Required Supplies   Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
JSX 031 55A (crn: 1603) (Remote)  Basic Drawing Skills - Required Supplies   Instructor: Radmila Gurkovsky
JSX 036 55A (crn: 1609) (Remote)  Life Drawing for Middle School - Required Supplies  Instructor: Haifa Bint-Kadi
JSX 045 55A (crn: 1624) (Remote)  Careers in Fashion Styling - CANCELLED

Afternoon classes: 1:30-4:30
JSX 013 55A (crn: 2862) (Remote)  Fashion Art: Faces and Figures - Required Supplies Instructor: Janice Giardina
JSX 035 55A (crn: 1606) (Remote)  Experimenting with Color - Required Supplies  Instructor: Haifa Bint-Kadi
JSX 050 55A (crn:1628) (Remote)Fashion Design: From Drawing to Runway - Required Supplies  Instructor: Alexandra Parisse

Week 2: July 13-16, 2020   

Morning classes: 9:30-12:30
JSX 019 55B (crn: 3528) (Remote) Fashion History: Trends Through the Decades - Required Supplies  Instructor: Shonagh Marshall
JSX 036 55B (crn: 1610) (Remote)  Life Drawing for Middle School - Required Supplies Instructor: Radmila Gurkovsky
JSX 045 55B (crn: 1625) (Remote)  Careers in Fashion Styling - Required Supplies  Instructor: Leonid Gurevich

Afternoon classes: 1:30-4:30
JSX 013 55B (crn: 1586) (Remote)  Fashion Art: Faces and Figures - Required Supplies  Instructor: Janice Giardina
JSX 038 55B (crn: 1616) (Remote)  Exploring Painting, Drawing, and Collage - Required Supplies Instructor: Maria Luisa Tamara
JSX 040 55B (crn: 2870) (Remote)  Fashion Merchandising: Trend-Spotting - Required Supplies  Instructor: Jully-Alma Taveras
JSX 050 55B (crn: 2871) (Remote)  Fashion Design: From Drawing to Runway - Required Supplies  Instructor: Alexandra Parisse

Week 3: July 20-23, 2020  

Morning classes: 9:30-12:30
JSX 019 55C (crn: 1596) (Remote) Fashion History: Trends Through the Decades - Required Supplies  Instructor: Shonagh Marshall
JSX 050 55C (crn: 1629) (Remote)  Fashion Design: From Drawing to Runway - Required Supplies Instructor: Alexandra Parisse

Afternoon classes: 1:30-4:30
JSX 006 55C (crn: 3535) (Remote) Basic Digital Photography: Portraits - Required Supplies Instructor: Nick Parisse
JSX 014 55C (crn: 2863) (Remote)  Fashion Art: Junior Fashion Trends - Required Supplies  Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
JSX 040 55C (crn: 1623) (Remote)  Fashion Merchandising: Trend-Spotting - Required Supplies Instructor: Jully-Alma Taveras