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Summer MS Workshops 2021 - Remote Course Supplies

Middle school summer workshops are offered remotely through Google Classroom. Remote courses will require students to login in real-time for the lecture and classroom-style learning, and they will have access to additional resources (ie. tutorial videos, handouts etc.) when class time is over.

Students 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.

Workshops and Required Materials

REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES: The minimum requirement for all courses is a device with internet connectivity. We do not recommend using a phone as the primary device for your course as some features may not be optimized. Additional specific material or equipment requirements will be posted with your courses' description as we receive them.


JSX006: Basic Digital Photography: Portraits

  •  Manual control digital camera.
  • 4 gig (or larger) memory card.  
  • 8 gig (or larger) portable thumb drive. 
  • Notebook.    


JSX 011: Fashion Art: Silhouettes

  • 11” x 14” Tracing Paper
  • HB pencil, 2B pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Personal Supply of Band Aids
  • 11” x 14” Borden & Riley Marker Paper
  • Color Pencils
  • Markers (ChartPak Brand is a good brand; others are fine also) Assorted colors, Blender, Skintones
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • HB pencil, 2B pencil (#2 pencil will suffice)
  • Sharpener 
  • Eraser (kneaded) 
  • 11” x 14” Marker Paper (Recommended Borden & Riley)  Marker Paper
  • Color Pencils
  • Dual Tip Alcohol Based Art Markers (ChartPak Brand is a good brand; others are fine also) Assorted colors, Blender, Skintones
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • 11x14 black foam core or cardstock or oaktag to mount your final project on


JSX013: Fashion Art: Faces and Figures

  • Current issue of your favorite fashion magazine(s) or online publication such as Vogue, Teen Vogue (which is only offered as an online publication now), W magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, etc.
  • Tracing pad (11”x14”)
  • Translucent Marker pad (11”x14”) Recommended brand: Borden & Riley #37 Boris Marker Layout Bright White Translucent Visual Bond.  
  • Legal size (8 ½ X 14”) plain white print paper (to back translucent marker paper for presentation if mounting artwork on a colored background other than white)
  • Assorted markers, any brand → Chartpak is a recommended brand that  usually lasts a long time, but is a little expensive.  You  
  • Fine-line black markers in two weights (eg. .05 & .08) (Micron is a good recommended brand, but any brand could work)                                                                                                                    
  • Colored pencils your choice (Prismacolor is a good recommended brand, but could use any brand)
  • Graphite pencils (HB or #2, & 2B)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • C-thru plastic ruler or any ruler
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper for background to mount artwork on or plain white or black paper (Canson is a good brand)
  • Double stick tape/ glue-stick
  • Swatches of fabric; you could order swatches online through Mood Fabrics or other online resources you find, or for now just take screenshots of different fabric that you are considering using.
  • Optional: 11” x 14” Clear folder to contain your work (Recommended brand: Itoya Profolio PolyZip)  Any brand is fine.


JSX 019: Fashion History: Trends Through the Decades

  • Favorite Fashion & Lifestyle Magazines (travel, art, home, etc.) The students will hold it up to the class and explain why they like it and pick a picture to show everyone.
  • Pencil and pen  
  • Notebook or Drawing pad (any size, this could also be loose paper)
  • Colored pencils and/or markers


JSX 031: Basic Drawing Skills

  • Drawing Paper pad 18”x 24” 
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Drawing pencils 2B,4B, 8B
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Compressed charcoal and/or vine charcoal
  • Transparent plastic pattern grading ruler 18”
  • Light Source  (small spot light) for Still Life Arrangements


* I will have a still life set-up for each class project  that the students are welcome to work from, but it is important for them to work from life in their own space. The drawings will have a personal touch if they use objects from their own home and they will also be able to complete their drawings after the class ends.


JSX040: Fashion Merchandising: Trend-Spotting 

  • Notebook
  • Fashion Magazines
  • Poster board
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Black and Colored Markers

JSX 045: Careers in Fashion Styling

  • Pen, Notebook, folder 
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • 1-2 fashion magazines of students choice
  • Scissors, scotch tape (preferably) or roll of glue            
  • White or colored poster board (standard poster board, size 22" X 28") 
  • Camera or Smartphone 


JSX 050: Fashion Design: From Drawing to Runway

  • Favorite fashion and lifestyle magazines
  • Pencils or mechanical pencil
  • Drawing pad (9x12 or 11x14)
  • Kneaded eraser or handheld eraser
  • Colored pencils or markers (Prismacolor Suggested) 
  • Poster board or mat board (11 x 14)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Clear 12” ruler
  • Sharpie ultra fine or assorted micron pens pack

JSX 070 Jewelry Design: Wire-Forming and Beaded Techniques

  • Pen & Notebook
  • beads with at least 1mm hole (can be purchased at any craft or hobby store)
  • round nose pliers  5“ *
  • chain nose pliers 5” *
  • side cutter *
  • plastic ring mandrel with sizes *
  • plastic ring sizer *
  • step mandrel for jump rings *
  • Bead tray *
  • tape measure *
  • 20 g wire of your choice metal; brass or copper *

Tools can be purchased at any craft store or from Allcraft in a kit. The kit items marked with an *

 Allcraft is located at 135 W 29th Street 2nd Floor, 212 279 7077--CLOSED ON THE WEEKENDS--


  •  Based upon the student's individual project choices-Pick your beads!