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Fall High School Workshops

FIT's Precollege Workshops are fun, short programs designed to introduce you to some of the unusual and creative topics FIT specializes in. Spend four days on our New York City campus learning a specific skill or technique, or delve into one of the many career opportunities FIT prepares students for. Perfect for the student who wants the FIT experience but is limited on time, you'll be both challenged and inspired by how much you'll learn in just four days!


REGISTRATION DETAILS

ELIGIBLE GRADES: Students in grades 9 thru 12 as of Fall 2019 are eligible for fall high school Workshops
REGISTRATION: Coming August 2019
DATES and TIMES: Coming soon
4 weekends, Nov/Dec 2019
9:30 am-4:30 pm (lunch: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Registration Troubleshooting
Courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students will be notified by email if cancellations occur.
Instructor Contact List  *Please note: instructor assignments are subject to change


WORKSHOP LISTINGS AND TIMES

HSX 021: Observational Drawing for Portfolios    
The most important skill any artist can have is that of observational drawing. The ability to see three-dimensional objects and translate them into two-dimensional drawings takes practice, patience and good technique. In this class, students learn how to look at objects in a new way so they may create pencil sketches, contour drawings and simple perspective renderings to satisfy a variety of art and design portfolio requirements. Students will work from still life and various objects that satisfy their individual portfolio needs. (Perfect for students applying to Accessories Design, Communication Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design, and Textile/Surface Design) HSX 021 Course Gallery 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA

HSX 022: Portraits for Portfolios
Throughout history, the portrait has been a main focus of many great artists. The portrait provides a large amount of information about a person in addition to what the subject looks like. This important skill is required in many college portfolios and can be learned in just four sessions. At the end of this workshop, students will have an expressive self-portrait using traditional and experimental drawing materials. HSX 022 Course Gallery 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA    

HSX 025: Watercolor Workshop

Discover the essentials of watercolor, including brush and paper selection; watercolor paper stretching; flat and granulated washes; dry brush technics; basic color theory as applied to transparent mediums; use of a simplified palette; masking; and corrections and erasures (sgraffito). You'll work from direct observation of still lifes and, weather permitting, local city scenes from the neighborhood surrounding FIT.  
HSX 025 Course Gallery 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA

HSX 035: Model Building Workshop 
Learn how to build a basic architectural model, either as a hobby or to satisfy the 3-D model building component required for many admissions portfolios. You'll explore classic model making techniques including skillful cardboard knife use, informed material choice, accurate measuring, scaling, gluing, and sculpting. Students can choose the subject of their final project as they create a simple 1:25 scale model. 
HSX 035 Course Gallery 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA

HSX 055: Exploring Interior Design
Delve into the world of interior design, where function meets fabulous! Learn how to use creative and technical solutions to design engaging spaces for home and commercial environments. Learn how color schemes, textures, materials, spatial planning, and lighting shape your vision while you develop floor plans, utilize color harmonies, source fabrics and furniture, and assemble sample client boards. Trips to showrooms and retail spaces will immerse you into the world of the interior designer. 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA

HSX 080: Character Creation
Have you ever wanted to create your own characters? Lectures, activities, and demonstrations will help you bring your characters to life! Character design, facial expressions and figure poses, turnaround drawings and model sheets—these drawing and writing skills can be used in artistic fields such as animation, comic strips, comic books, game design, toy design, fashion art, etc. HSX 080 Course Gallery 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA

HSX 084: Designing a Fashion Mini-Collection
You'll learn how to develop your own concept and intended audience for a fashion mini-collection, which you will then illustrate on a sample croquis. A great introductory class for students who are required to develop a fashion line for portfolio submissions, you'll learn how to mix-and-match garments, fabrics, and colors to provide a variety of outfits using a limited number of pieces. Once you've developed and edited your final line, students are encouraged to further develop their own croquis and final renderings for portfolio submissions. 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA

HSX 088: Simply Sewing 
With a few simple but flexible patterns, you'll learn how to sew and create wearable pieces with the most basic of skills. Learn to work on residential sewing machines that allow you to reproduce these easy-to-learn techniques at home. Based on student interest, projects may include soft tops, halters, pants, skirts, and simple dresses using patterns that you can evolve into new silhouettes and styles. Take home as many garments as you can finish in four days! This course is a great introduction to sewing, finishing, and fit. No experience required. 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   

HSX 095: Costume and Couture Rendering
Lots of Sequins. Feathers. Fur. Velvet. Taffeta. Plaid. And the list goes on...Learn how to design and render many fabrics and understand how fabrication on design comes to life. Students will learn the techniques of applying shadows and shadings and learn to render and understand women's wear costume and the characteristics of various of fabrics. Look to Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood as some of your inspirations. HSX 095 Course Gallery 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   

HSX 096: A Week in the Life of a Fashion Designer 
Spend a week with a designer to experience how a fashion designer works, day to day, in New York City.  Each day you'll visit the Garment District and discover all of the resources designers use to create their collections. Students will create inspiration boards and fashion sketches inspired by the day's discoveries. Explore fabric and trim sources, see the inner workings of a sample room and factory, and learn how a Collection is really produced. You'll walk away with a journal of resources and a body of knowledge that you can use throughout your fashion career. 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   

HSX 110: Photography Portrait Workshop
Develop the technical skills and the photographic strategy needed to create dynamic portraits. You will use a variety of lighting equipment, including tungsten [hot lights], on-camera electronic flash and strobe lights in a studio environment and will create portrait images in an outdoor location. The use and control of lighting techniques, white balance and color mixing to enhance a portrait will help you understand how to see and utilize the natural shape of facial features and character of models. Students may bring their own digital SLR camera or borrow one from the school to use only during class time. HSX 110 Course Gallery   
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA            

HSX 120: The Fabulous World of Fashion Forecasting
What will consumers be wearing next year? What will be the hot new fashion styles and next season's "must haves"? Welcome to the exciting and ever-changing role of Fashion Forecasting! Learn the importance of fashion forecasting as research in designing and developing products from textiles, ready-to-wear, to accessories. You'll develop creative fashion forecasting presentations: seasonal color cards, silhouette/fabric trend boards, and multi-media presentations. You will also focus on the diversified career opportunities of fashion forecasting within the fashion industry. 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   
    
HSX 121: Passion for Fashion Styling
Do you wonder what it takes to be a successful Fashion Stylist? Is it like what you see on TV? You're in luck! The answers to those questions and many more will be explored in this workshop. Working stylists will discuss the different areas of styling from fashion shoots to home fashion shoots. You will discover the various educational paths that can be taken to achieve your dream job. Learn fashion trends, resources and savvy business skills needed to be at the top of your game. Students will create individual and group projects during this workshop.
See more about fashion styling here...

Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   

HSX 123: A Week in the Life of a Merchant
Spend a week learning who merchandisers are and what they do. You will work together in teams to understand the most important concepts of this industry. You will "shop the stores, visit fashion companies and museums, and see who is wearing what on the streets. Class projects and field trips will help you develop an idea of a merchandiser's role in today's global fashion world. 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   

HSX 124: Personal Branding and Self-Promotion
Making a name for yourself in the fashion industry is practically impossible if you don't have the right skills and strategies. Learn how to use media, track current trends and dress the part to get the attention of the right people. You'll learn to discover what fashion careers are best suited for you and why as well as how to deliver your perfect elevator speech. But most importantly, true style comes from the inside, so well teach you how to define yourself, your personality, your skills, and how to create the brand called YOU! 
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA   
      
HSX 133: Fashion Journalism
As we become a more content-driven society, there is greater demand for well-developed editorial. Through four interactive sessions, students will discover the many facets of journalism in fashion and related fields, and the extensive career opportunities affiliated with it. An understanding of editorial and written content will be developed through various projects involving conducting interviews, news gathering, and concept development. Students will hone their journalism skills by writing and editing fashion news and feature stories. Basic knowledge of copy editing, headline-writing, captions and journalism etiquette will be covered. 
Past trips include destinations such as The New York Times.
Section TBA 9:30AM - 4:30PM  Instructor:  TBA/ Room: TBA       

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