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Fall Middle School Workshops

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. Now middle school students can participate in this exciting opportunity! Spend four days on our New York City campus 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 7, 8 or 9 as of Fall 2018 are eligible for Fall MS Workshops.
PRICE (MS Workshop): 
One course (4 sessions) $coming soon!    Two courses (4 sessions) $coming soon!      More about prices, refund policy etc.
DATES and TIMES: Classes meet on Saturdays: November 10, 17, December 1, 8, 2018  AM classes meet 9:30 to 12:30     PM classes meet 1:30 to 4:30. 
Students may purchase one or two classes  (students attend the same class every Saturday)     
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Courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment. You will be notified by email if cancellations occur.
Instructor Contact List *Please note: instructor assignments are subject to change


JSX 006: Basic Digital Photography: Portraits 
Learn the basic techniques for making good photographs with a focus on portraits. You will learn camera use, composition, exposure, basic lighting, camera care, and editing of digital files. JSX 006 Course Gallery
Section 55A      9:30-12:30pm        TBA / Room: D-405 (Pomerantz)      Supply Lists      

JSX 013: Fashion Art: Faces and Figures
Female fashion figures (called croquis) are unique to each designer. In this class you'll learn how to develop your very own fashion figures, complete with facial details to convey the right attitude for your designs. You will finally design a line of croquis wearing your original designs.  JSX 013 Course Gallery
Section 55A      9:30-12:30pm          TBA / Room: C-705 (Feldman)     Supply Lists

JSX 014: Fashion Art: Junior Fashion Trends
What is the difference between Women's and Junior's fashions? LOTS! Fit, fabric, shape and attitude all come into play when designing for the female junior market. Learn how to design for a current youth market and incorporate the latest trends.
Section 55A         1:30-4:30pm            TBA / Room: C-711 (Feldman)    Supply List

JSX 019: Fashion History: Trends Through the Decades
Fashion is a reflection of trends in art, music, and technology, as well as a reflection of events in society. Trends in fashion are important because they repeat themselves and are often “reinvented” by current designers. In this workshop, you will learn about fashion from the 20th century to the present day and how events in history, music, politics, etc., influenced each fashion trend. You’ll also use FIT’s archives to see original Chanel garments as well as issues of Vogue from the 1900’s. Each student will research a time period that inspires them the most and create a final mood board collage to use as future fashion inspiration!
Section 55A     1:30-4:30pm      TBA /Room: B-304 (Business)    Supply List 

JSX 025- Let's Create Comix
Focus on the basic building blocks of comic book storytelling: story, character design and page layout. Students will create written scenes, (or one will be provided for you) and go from thumbnails and character sketches to a penciled layout of a page, reviewing and critiquing the steps as they go along. Students will explore the use of photo reference as a means of making fantasies look real. The class will discuss the student's creative ambitions and the importance of reading as a stimulant in the creative process. Gallery
Section 55A       1:30-4:30pm         TBA / Room: D-514 (Pomerantz)      Supply List

JSX 031: Basic Drawing Skills
This course will introduce you to general drawing principles and techniques. Observational drawing is introduced with a focus on line, contour, shading, composition and perspective.
Section 55A        9:30-12:30pm      TBA / Room: D-514 (Pomerantz)    Supply List 
JSX 036: Life Drawing for Middle School
If you're looking at art high schools, you know that many of them want to see a portfolio with samples of life drawings, observational drawings or a portrait. Well, we've got you covered! In this course you'll work from live, clothed models and learn how to draw what you see. Don't worry, we make the techniques easy and fun to learn. You'll focus on line, proportion, gesture and composition, and if you don't know what that means, well teach you that too! Perfect class for beginning artists. Gallery
Section 55A      9:30-12:30am          TBA / Room: D-625 (Pomerantz)    Supply List 

JSX 045: Careers in Fashion Styling
Fashion Styling is a hot career right now, but what exactly does a Stylist do and what are the career options for someone who is passionate about fashion? Students will learn about personal styling, celebrity styling, and commercial and editorial styling as well as the skills needed to succeed in each area.  Learn how to shop and prep merchandise; style using color, shape and proportion; identify fashion trends and resources; and develop a personal aesthetic. Students will create individual and group projects throughout this workshop.
Section 55B      1:30-4:30pm         TBA / Room: C-509 (Feldman)      Supply List 

JSX 060: Red Carpet Fashion
Do you love to watch Red Carpet events?!? Hot new trends along with the most fashion forward celebrities are bringing it to the red carpet with bold prints, stunning florals, and captivating patterns. In this workshop, you will design a womenswear look for your favorite celebrity and totally re-work one of their red carpet looks. Working with pencil and colored pencils, you will learn techniques to design patterns and create realistic prints to turn a solid gown into something that will wow the fashion critics and make your celebrity top on the best dressed list! Gallery
Section 55B     1:30-4:30pm         TBA / Room: C-501 (Feldman)      Supply List 

JSX 071 Jewelry Design: Metal Jewelry Techniques

Learn the basic techniques to stamp, form and patina metals to create unique wearable pieces such as pendants, cuffs, mini-journals, bracelets and rings. Gallery
Section 55A      1:30-4:30pm           TBA / Room: A-480 (Dubinsky)    Supply List