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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.
REGISTRATION DATES: August 21 - November 2, 2018
Late Registration happening from November 3 - November 8, 2018. ***Please note that during this period students are only eligible for a 75% refund up until the first day of class.
PRICE (MS Workshop): 
One course (4 sessions) $150   Two courses (4 sessions) $285     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 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
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Registration Aug. 21- Nov. 2


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   9:30am - 12:30pm     Instructor: Fiona Aboud-Singer / Room: D446 (Pomerantz)    

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   1:30pm - 4:30pm     Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: C709 (Feldman)

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. JSX 025 Course Gallery
Section 55A   1:30pm - 4:30pm     Instructor: James Webb / Room: D514 (Pomerantz)

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, we'll teach you that too! Perfect class for beginning artists. JSX 036 Course Gallery
Section 55A   9:30am - 12:30pm     Instructor: Demetrio Belenky / Room: D625 (Pomerantz)

JSX 050: The Fashion Cycle
This class will teach you the steps need to make your FASHION RUNWAY dreams a reality. Learn how your women's wear designs travel through the fashion design process; how to translate inspiration into sketches and mood/design boards; why one fabric is better than another; what happens in the pattern room; how the factory works; what it takes to produce a runway show; and finally, how your designs end up in a store! After this class you will know how a real designer puts a line together and have a road map for your future. JSX 050 Course Gallery    
Section 55A  9:30am - 12:30pm     Instructor: Susan Baldwin / Room: C705 (Feldman)  

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! JSX 060 Course Gallery
Section 55A   1:30pm - 4:30pm     Instructor:  Susan Baldwin / Room: C705 (Feldman)