Supplies for Summer HS Workshops 2022

High school workshops are offered remotely through Google Classroom and in-person on the FIT campus this summer. Please review the required supplies for each course, as some courses will need students to acquire software, equipment or tools for full participation.

Please click here for general tips on gathering supplies for your Precollege class.

Workshops and Required Materials


HSX 026: Perfecting Your Art Portfolio (June)

  • 8” x 24” all-purpose paper pad. (such as;Strathmore) (70lbs and higher)
  • Ebony Pencil or Graphite Pencils (B2, B4, B6)
  • 2 sheets - 18”x 24”, medium grey charcoal paper, black paper.
  • 2 sheets -  18”x 24”, colored paper of your choice
  • 2 sheets of watercolor paper (Blick 100280-1028, 15”x22” each $1.25)
  • Charcoal Pencil (medium or soft) Black + White
  • Vine charcoal-small box(medium)
  • Compressed charcoal- 2 sticks (medium or soft)
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Erasers: Any plastic eraser will do.(such as Staedtler, Mars Plastic)
  • Small container of black ink (Higgins, India, Sumi or Chinese ink will do aprox.$ 5)
  • Small soft brush,( watercolor or ink brush will do, ½ or ¾ inch wide.)
  • Containers or cups for water
  • Something you can use as a pallet (paper or plastic plate etc.)
  • Sharpie permanent ink pen, fine point.
  • Small white glue ( such as SOBO Glue aprox. $5)
  • Scissors, or A-xacto knife (A-xacto knife #1 aprox. $5)
  • Regular ink pad(for stamps), black or blue, (at Blick : Ranger Pigment Ink Pad  $ 6.24)

HSX 026: Perfecting Your Art Portfolio (July)

  • Drawing pencils 6B, 2B, HB, 6H
  • Drawing pens waterproof (03-08 tip)
  • Sketchbook: 9”x12”
  • Sketchbook: your own personal sketchbook (to review with instructor)
  • Watercolors
  • Pastel
  • Color pencils
  • Brushes for watercolor

HSX 051: Exploring Graphic Design

  • Metal Ruler (18in)
  • Color Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Black fine point marker
  • Sketchbook (9inx12in)
  • Conventional note-taking materials (pen and notebook)

HSX 055: Exploring Interior Design

  • Architect’s Scale (¼”) - be sure you get an architect's scale and not an Engineer’s Scale
  • Scissors
  • Black Felt Tip Marker  - Flair or Pentel Sign Pen preferred
  • HB Lead Pencils (and sharpener)
  • White Eraser
  • 90 Degree Rt. Triangle- 8” or 12” long
  • Glue Stick or Rubber cement or double sided tape (not permanent)
  • Colored Pencils (pack of 12 min) - Prismacolor preferred
  • Tracing Paper - 12” roll or 9” x 12” pad - White preferred
  • 2-3  Poster boards or Bristol Paper (11x17” White, thicker or same thickness as cardstock)
  • 3-5 sheets Plain White Bond or Sketching paper (minimum of 8.5” x 11”)
  • 3 sheets of Graph Paper (must be 4 x 4 grid with each square measuring ¼”)
  • Notebook or Pad  for note-taking
  • Magazines, Catalogs (do not have to be interior design or home related but with color images)
  • Access to a printer.

HSX 056: Interior Design Studio

  • Sketchbook (can also be used for note taking) – unlined preferred, at least 5” x  8”

  • Black Felt-Tip Sketching Pen/Marker – Ex:  Flair or Pentel Sign Pen suggested

  • Lead Pencils (2H, H, HB) with sharpener and white eraser (other erasers are acceptable)

  • 12” long Architect’s Scale – with fractions (Be sure this is an Architect’s Scale and NOT an Engineer’s Scale)

  • 12” 90 degree Triangle - any material will suffice (45/45/90 or 30/60/90, does not have to be expensive)

  • Roll of 12” long (yellow or white) or 11” x 17” Pad of Tracing Paper

  • Graph Paper – 4x4, aka 4 squares per inch – 8.5” x 11” sheets

  • Roll of drafting tape – masking tape or even blue painter’s tape work also!

  • 2-3 Home and/or Fashion Magazines, Catalogs and/or color images printed from Google Images

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick or double sided tape


  • (3) White Foamcore Boards (Pack of 3 Total) Size 16” x 20”, 3/16” Thick is best 

  • T-Square (at least 24” long - 30” or 36” is fine) (NOTE:  We require 36” T-Squares for FIT ID Freshmen)

  •  Colored pencils – at least a set of 12 but we will make what you have work (Prismacolor, or any soft core type preferred)

HSX 080: Character Creation

  • Drawing Pad (9inx12in)
  • Graphite Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Black ink micron pens or markers (fine line preferred)
  • Color media - markers, watercolor and/or gouache paint of your choice.

HSX 084: Designing a Fashion Mini-Collection

  • Current month issue of your favorite fashion magazine(s)
  • Tracing pad (11”x 14”)
  • Marker pad (11”x 14”) (preferably Translucent) Recommended Brand: Borden & Riley #37
  • Boris Marker Layout
  • Assorted art supplies for rendering of your choice. (Markers, colored pencils)
  • Fine-line black markers in different thicknesses.
  • White pencil for rendering dark colors. (Will explain in class)
  • Artists pencils (HB,& 2B)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • C-thru plastic ruler 12”
  • Double stick tape/ glue-stick 
  • Chartpak is a recommended brand that  usually lasts a long time, but is a little expensive.  You could purchase Chartpak brand markers separately or buy a small set and some additional colors if not included, such as cool gray #1, cool gray #4 or 5, cool gray #8 or 9, black, a clear blender marker, & skintones of your choice, for light skin tones: P147 pale flesh, for medium skin tones: P-139 buff, for dark skin tones: P-142 sand and / or P-70 mocha.

HSX 096: A Week in the Life of a Fashion Designer 

  • 1 mechanical pencil
  • 1 HB pencil
  • Hand sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White erasure
  • Soft Aquarelle Pencils (Recommended: Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft Aquarelle Pencils)
    • 1 black
    • 1 white
  • Double ended art markers( (Recommended:Prismacolor premier double ended art markers)
    • Black
    • Choose ONE preferred flesh tone marker:
      • Suggested colors available from Prismacolor Markers: Pale peach, Eggshell, Brick beige, Light Peach, Sand, Light Walnut
    • Choose any other colors that you love but this is not required

HSX 108: Photography Portfolio

  • DLSR camera with manual controls or a cell phone.

  • SD card 8 or 16 GB
  • A 16gig flash drive/USB (this will be used for image collection)
  • A notebook
  • Students will also have the option of borrowing a camera from FIT for the duration of the class each day.

HSX 109: Photographic Darkroom for Beginners

  • Paper: One box of 50 sheet, resin coated, pearl RC paper, 8x10”. Do not open box!
  • Film: 2 rolls of Illford HP5
  • Students will have the option of borrowing a camera from FIT for the duration of the class each day.

HSX 111: Fashion Photography

  • Students will bring one or more fashion photography from a magazine, book or print out for inspiration and reference. 

  • Journal / notebook and pen.
  • DSLR camera (Digital Single Lens Reflex) or point and shoot camera. A DSLR camera will render higher quality images.
  • USB Device to store images.
  • Students will also have the option of borrowing a camera from FIT for the duration of the class each day.

HSX 120: Fashion Forecasting 

  • Pen & pad or laptop for note taking. (No other supplies needed for In-Person Section)
    The supplies below are only for the Remote Section
  • Please have a sketch pad (14” x 17” or 18” x 24”)
  • A large assortment of drawing pencils, eraser, color pencils and black ink and color markers.
  • Approx. 4-5 fashion magazines (that you're willing to cut up), scissors and a glue stick.
  • For some of our projects, you’ll also have the option of designing digitally. Feel free to familiarize yourself in advance with any app or program that can create mood boards.

HSX 121: Exploring Fashion Styling

  • Access to google search engine, powerpoint or google slides.
  • Suggested $8.00 for “prop” shopping.
  • Additional materials will be discussed in class.

HSX 124: Personal Branding and Self Promotion

  • Notebook
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Laptop + Charger 

HSX 127: Fundamentals of Styling

  • Fabric Swatches (20)
  • Magazines
  • Paint samples
  • Poster board
  • Glue
  • Scissors

HSX 133: Fashion Journalism

  • Note taking materials.

HSX 140: Wardrobe Styling for the Entertainment Industry

  •  Pen
  • Pencil
  • Pack Of Color Sharpie Markers
  • Binder or Notebook with tabs

HSX 141: International Fashion Business

  • No outside materials required,  just access to google classroom.