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Summer 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!


REGISTRATION DETAILS

ELIGIBLE GRADES: Students in grades 7, 8 or 9 as of Fall 2018 (must have completed grade 6 by June, 2018 to enroll). 
REGISTRATION:
March 15, 2018  - June 8, 2018

PRICE(Summer MS Workshop):  One course: $150    Two courses: $285    Three courses: $420     Four courses: $555    Five courses: $690    Six courses: $825    More about prices, refund policy etc.     
DATES and TIMES:
Students may register for morning, afternoon or both classes per week (students attend the same class for four consecutive days).
Students can participate for one, two or three weeks:
Week 1 Classes meet July 9, 10, 11, 12, 2018; AM 9:30-12:30; PM 1:30-4:30  
Week 2 Classes meet July 16, 17, 18, 19, 2018; AM 9:30-12:30; PM 1:30-4:30
Week 3 Classes meet July 23, 24, 25, 26, 2018; AM 9:30-12:30; PM 1:30-4:30
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Registration Troubleshooting
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
Summer Supply Lists

Registration


WORKSHOP LISTINGS AND TIMES

JSX 005: Introduction to Digital Photography 
Learn how to use your digital camera like a professional! You'll learn how to work with: F/stops, shutter speeds, lighting accommodations, depth of field, white balance, and exposure settings. Perfect for students who are new to using digital cameras. This class will move you beyond simple "point-and-shoot" photography!
                Section 55A    July 9-12, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Frank Rocco/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)   
                Section 55B    July 16-19, 2018    9:30-12:30       Instructor: Frank Rocco / Room: TBA (Pomerantz) 
                Section 55C    July 23-26, 2018    9:30-12:30       Instructor: Frank Rocco / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)  

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 55C      July 23-26, 2018   9:30-12:30        Instructor: Nick Parisse/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                       
                Section 55D      July 9-12, 2018     1:30-4:30          Instructor: Frank Rocco / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                    
                Section 55E      July 16-19, 2018   1:30-4:30          Instructor: Frank Rocco / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                   

JSX 007: Basic Digital Photography: Environments
Learn the basic techniques for making good photographs with a focus on environments.  You will learn camera use and care, composition, exposure, types of lighting (natural vs. artificial), and basic lighting, camera care, and editing of digital files.                           
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018     1:30-4:30           Instructor: Nick Parisse/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                 
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018     1:30-4:30           Instructor: Nick Parisse/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                    
                Section 55E      July 16-19, 2018     9:30-12:30         Instructor: Mark Roussel/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                
                Section 55F      July 23-26, 2018     9:30-12:30         Instructor: Mark Roussel/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)      

JSX 008: Telling a Story Through Digital Photography 
Prerequisite: JSX 005, 006, or 007
Learn how professional photographers capture the images and moments that make a story come to life. You'll create a sequence of visual narratives to communicate a local or global current event or create a "slice of life" story about an individual. Learn how using composition, lighting, perspective, and selection of subject-matter can enhance your message and influence the viewer. Students are recommended to bring their own a digital SLR camera to learn on. A limited number of cameras are available to borrow on-campus if you don't have one. 
                Section 55B       July 16-19, 2018     9:30-12:30          Instructor: Stacy Mehrfar/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                           

JSX 009: New Photographic Techniques
Prerequisite: JSX 005, 006, 007 or 008 
If you're comfortable using an SLR camera and are ready to explore some cool, interesting imagery and techniques, this course is for you! Using current artists' works you'll explore techniques and approaches currently used to create dynamic images, from 360-degree movies to moving "gifs" to enhanced projections. You'll also discuss some of the newest apps available to enhance your photos.  Learn how to replicate what you see and feel more confident as you experiment with your own imagery.         
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018       1:30-4:30        Instructor: Fiona Aboud / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                          
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018     1:30-4:30        Instructor: Jessica Kirkham / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)       

JSX 011: Fashion Art: Silhouettes
Learn a wide variety of garment silhouettes (sleeves, skirts, necklines, pants, etc.) as you draw on fashion figures provided by the instructor. You'll then mix and match these women's wear silhouettes to create your own designs. Experienced students may also use their own fashion figures.  JSX 011 Course Gallery 
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018      9:30-12:30         Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: TBA (Feldman)            
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018    9:30-12:30         Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: TBA (Feldman)            
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018    9:30-12:30         Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: TBA (Feldman)           

JSX 012: Fashion Art: Rendering Fabrics
How do you draw wool so it looks like wool? What women's wear techniques are used to make a fabric look like taffeta, silk, lace, or whatever? In this course you'll focus on illustrating the perfect fabrics for your designs. JSX 012 Course Gallery
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018        1:30-4:30         Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: TBA(Feldman)              
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      1:30-4:30         Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: TBA (Feldman)          
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018      1:30-4:30         Instructor: Janice Giardina / Room: TBA (Feldman)          

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 55B      July 16-19, 2018     9:30-12:30         Instructor: Daniel Silverstain / Room: TBA (Feldman)     
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018     9:30-12:30         Instructor: Daniel Silverstain / Room: TBA (Feldman)     

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      July 9-12, 2018      1:30-4:30        Instructor: Doreen Rivieccio / Room: TBA (Feldman)      
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018    1:30-4:30        Instructor: Doreen Rivieccio / Room: TBA (Feldman)       
               
JSX 015: Fashion Art: Finding Inspiration
Where do designers come up with their next great idea? Museums, galleries, stores, architecture, food, songs, history, the list is endless! You'll learn how to translate just about anything you like into women's wear fashion inspiration. JSX 015 Course Gallery 
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018        9:30-12:30       Instructor: Gregory Nato / Room: TBA (Feldman)        
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Gregory Nato / Room: TBA (Feldman)                        

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      July 9-12, 2018       9:30-12:30       Instructor: Trina Morris/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                  
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018     9:30-12:30       Instructor: Trina Morris / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)       
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018     9:30-12:30       Instructor: Trina Morris / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)       

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 015 Course Gallery
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018      1:30-4:30          Instructor: Jim Webb/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)     
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018    1:30-4:30          Instructor: Jim Webb/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)  
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018    1:30-4:30          Instructor: Jim Webb/ Room: TBA (Pomerantz)   

JSX 027: Technical Drawing for Beginners
If you're interested in architecture, construction, interior design or retail design, technical drawing is an important skill to have. You'll learn the basics of drafting (using a T-Square and other drafting tools), how to create an elevation and a floor plan, how to draw in scale, and an introduction to drawing a 3-D object. Projects will be customized to your interests.                  
                 Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Aurelie Desmas / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)     
                 Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Aurelie Desmas / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)    

JSX 028 Rendering for Interior Design
How do you convince your clients that your design ideas are perfect for them? Interior designers know just how important rendered design drawings are! In this class, you'll learn how to communicate your ideas using perspective drawing along with rendering techniques that will give your drawings shape and form. You’ll also learn how to select a color palette and apply color to your drawings using the same tricks professionals use. Learn how to render fabrics, wood and other surfaces to make your designs pop! Class projects will be based on individual student interests.  
               Section 55B       July 16-19, 2018     1:30-4:30          Instructor: Aurelie Desmas / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)        
               Section 55C       July 23-26, 2018     1:30-4:30          Instructor: Aurelie Desmas / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)       
            
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. JSX 031 Course Gallery 
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018    9:30-12:30      Instructor: Luisa Tamara DeSantis / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)    
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018     9:30-12:30   Instructor: Luisa Tamara DeSantis / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                     
                   
JSX 035: Color Theory and Application
Delve into the world of color as you explore color-wheel mixing, color temperature, color harmonies, and color painting. You'll create a number of compositions with a focus on color, working abstractly and using texture and collaging to create final projects. JSX 035 Course Gallery
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018       1:30-4:30         Instructor: Melissa Starke / Room: TBA (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, well teach you that too! Perfect class for beginning artists. JSX 036 Course Gallery
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018        9:30-12:30         Instructor: Seth Hiler / Room: TBA (Feldman)         
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30         Instructor: Seth Hiler / Room: TBA (Feldman)                      
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018      9:30-12:30         Instructor: Seth Hiler / Room: TBA (Feldman)      

JSX 037 Middle School Sculpture
Working primarily in clay, this course introduces you to figurative and abstract sculpture focusing on proportion and composition. You'll be introduced to the tools and techniques used sculpt and model in clay. JSX 037 Course Gallery
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018        9:30-12:30       Instructor: Cristina Razzano / Room: TBA (Feldman)         
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Cristina Razzano / Room: TBA (Feldman)    
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Cristina Razzano / Room: TBA (Feldman)    

JSX 038 Multiple Media Workshop
Drawing with watercolor crayons, painting with acrylics, mask-making, and assemblage are all techniques explored in this class. Learn how to use a variety of media for experimentation and fun, or towards developing your unique artistic vision. 
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018    1:30-4:30    Instructor: Maria Luisa Tamara DeSantis / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)      
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018   1:30-4:30    Instructor: Maria Luisa Tamara DeSantis / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)     
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018   1:30-4:30    Instructor: Maria Luisa Tamara DeSantis / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)    

JSX 040: Fashion Merchandising: Trend-Spotting
Did you ever wonder how certain items become key fashion trends? During this class you will learn how fashion experts forecast upcoming trends. Students will photograph store windows that represent the upcoming women's wear season and learn how this information helps develop private labels for future seasons. You will also learn about major trend services which help forecast key colors, prints, fabrics, details, key items and accessories.  After these few weeks you'll be thinking about all the exciting career opportunities that are available in the fashion industry!
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018        9:30-12:30         Instructor: Jully-Alma Taveras / Room: TBA   (Liberal Arts)       
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30         Instructor: Trina Morris / Room: TBA   (Liberal Arts)                            
                Section 55D      July 9-12, 2018        1:30-4:30           Instructor: Jully-Alma Taveras/ Room: TBA   (Liberal Arts)                                    
                Section 55F      July 23-26, 2018      1:30-4:30           Instructor:  Jully-Alma Taveras / Room: TBA   (Liberal Arts)                    

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? 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. You will create individual and group projects throughout this workshop.
                Section 55A     July 9-12, 2018        9:30-12:30     Instructor: Darryl Glover / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)                
                Section 55B     July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30     Instructor: Darryl Glover / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)           
                Section 55C     July 23-26, 2018      9:30-12:30     Instructor: Darryl Glover / Room: TBA (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 55B    July 16-19, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Donna Berger / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)   
                Section 55C    July 23-26, 2018      9:30-12:30       Instructor: Donna Berger / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)    

JSX 060: Fashions on the Red Carpet
Who doesn’t love to watch Red Carpet events? Fashions, Celebrities, Artists, and Designers all in one night! In this workshop, you’re the Red Carpet designer for your favorite celebrity. Research fashion trends and the hottest runway designers as you create your “client’s” mood board of original ideas. Then the real fun begins. You’ll learn how to sketch fashion croquis along with fabric rendering techniques to illustrate your unique ideas and really WOW fashion critics. Make your celebrity top of the Red Carpet Best-dressed list!  JSX 060 Course Gallery
                Section 55A      July 9-12, 2018        1:30-4:30         Instructor: Donna Berger / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)     
                Section 55B      July 16-19, 2018      1:30-4:30         Instructor: Donna Berger / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)     
                Section 55C      July 23-26, 2018      1:30-4:30         Instructor: Donna Berger / Room: TBA (Pomerantz)      
              
JSX 070 Jewelry Design: Wire-Forming and Beaded Techniques
Learn the basic skills needed to create fascinating and beautiful jewelry using a variety of professional wire-forming and beading techniques. Each day students will make their own pieces to keep.
                Section 55A   July 9-12, 2018          1:30-4:30        Instructor: Isolina Perez / Room: TBA (Dubinsky)   

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. 
                Section 55A    July 16-19, 2018       1:30-4:30       Instructor: Isolina Perez / Room: TBA (Dubinsky)       

JSX 072 Jewelry Design: Clay, Resin and Polymer Techniques
Learn the basic skills needed to work with clay, resin and polymer to create unique finished jewelry pieces for your portfolio or to wear. JSX 072 Course gallery
                Section 55A    July 23-26, 2018       1:30-4:30       Instructor: Isolina Perez / Room: TBA (Dubinsky)       

JSX 080: Accessorizing your Accessories: Creating Embellishments
Fashion is all about individuality and customized, unique accessories are a great way to express that personal style! Learn several techniques to create and apply one-of-a-kind embellishment details to your existing accessories using leather, fabrics, vinyl, hardware and other surface decorations. A tote bag “blank” will be provided by the instructor for students to create their custom designs, in addition to their own accessories.  JSX 080 Course Gallery 
                Section 55B    July 16-19, 2018     9:30-12:30         Instructor: Angela Finochio / Room: TBA (Dubinsky)         
                Section 55C    July 23-26, 2018     9:30-12:30         Instructor: Angela Finochio / Room: TBA  (Dubinsky)                

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