Supplies for Summer Live 2022

High school live classes 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.

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Classes and Required Materials 


Advertising and Marketing Communications

HAC 101 Advertising and Marketing: Marketing Basics

  • Pen and paper for note taking
  • Magazines/and or newspapers for reviewing ads (Print or Digital)

Fashion Business Management:

HFM 101 Fashion Business: Trend Forecasting 

  • Note taking materials. (No other requirements for remote section. All supplies below are for In-Person.)
  • Hardbound Sketchbook Approx: 8.5” x 11”. They sell an inexpensive one at Michael’s for around $10!
  • An assortment of colored pencils & colored markers, drawing pencils, eraser, glue stick, scissors & black Micron pens.
  • 4-5 fashion magazines (that you’re willing to cut up) They don’t have to be current issues.
  • For some of your projects, you’ll also have the option of designing digitally on your laptop / tablet. Feel free to familiarize yourself in advance with any app or program that can create mood boards. 

HFM 102  Fashion Business: Merchandising

  • Note taking materials.

HFM 104 Fashion Business: Exploring Styling

  • Note taking Materials
  • Access to fashion magazines online (i.e., Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W, L’OFFICIEL, etc) for digital presentations.

Fashion Design-Apparel 

HAP 102 Sewing for Designers: Basics

  • Dressmaker Scissors- 8-10” (Fiskars, Gingher, Wiss or Mundial are the best)

  • Pinking Shears (any of the above brand)

  • Thimble to fit middle finger

  • Dressmaker pins

  • Hand sewing needles (Sharp size 7-9 is best)

  • Sewing machine Needles (90/14 is used for cotton fabric)

  • Seam ripper

  • Pastel stone dressmaker chalk or fabric marking pencil/pen

  • Tape measure - 60”

  • Large Safety Pins

  • Clear Graph plastic ruler (Westcott size 1x12, 2x12, 1x18 or 2x18) Inches only

  • Large Spool of Cotton or poly Thread to match fabric

  • Notebook

  • Pencils

  • Project: Seam sampler:

    • ½ yard 45” wide woven cotton fabric*

  • Project: Top

    • 2 yards of 45” wide or 1 3/4 yards of 60” wide fabric, solid or print**

    • One ½” button

    • Thread to match

  • Pants

    • 3 yards of 45” wide or 2 ½ of 60” wide fabric, solid or print**

    • 1 1/2 yards of 1” wide elastic

  • **Suitable fabrics are Lightweight cotton or cotton poly blend or linen. Fabric should be woven, NOT knit, with little or no stretch

HAP 103 Sewing for Designers: Basic Dress

  • Scissors- All Purpose- 8-10” (Fiskars, Gingher, Wiss or Mundial)

  • Pinking Sheers (optional)
  • Thimble to fit middle finger
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Hand sewing needles (Sharp size 7-9 is best)
  • Home Sewing machine Needles (90/14 is used for cotton fabric)
  • Seam ripper
  • Pastel stone dressmaker chalk or fabric marking pencil/pen
  • Tape measure (60”)
  • Lge Safety Pins
  • Clear Graph plastic ruler (Westcott size 1x12, 2x12, 1x18 or 2x18)
  • Lge Spool of Thread (cotton or poly to match student”s fabric)
  • Notebook
  • Pencil
  • Yardage of fabric this is based on size small Purchase extra fabric for larger sizes.
  • (Short Dress style )  1 1/2yards of 45” wide or 1½ of 60” wide fabric, solid or print (knit or woven)
  • (Long dress/ Maxi style )  2  yards of 45” wide or  3½ of 60” wide fabric Knit
  • Thread to match
  • Purchase cotton or cotton blend fabric.  Do not purchase plaid fabric.

Fashion Design-Art

HAR 101  Drawing for Designers: Basics

  • Pencils: HB or 2B pencils
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Sharpener: handheld pencil sharpener
  • 11 x 14 Tracing paper pad
  • 11 x 14 Translucent / partially see through Marker pad (Recommended : Borden & Riley #37 or Bienfang 360
  • *Must be see-through*
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils: A set of Prismacolor pencils or similar brand although Prismacolor is softer (set of 12 or 24)
  • Colored Markers: Chartpak Markers: Flesh tones (recommended tones below)  plus 5 individual choice coloR options
    • Recommended Flesh Markers:
      • Light skin tones: Chartpak brand: pale flesh P147, Copic brand: color E00
      • Medium skin tones: Chartpak brand: buff color P-139, Copic brand: sand P-142
      • Dark skin tones: Copic brand: E13 lt. suntan, Mocha P-70

HAR 103 Drawing for Designers: Portfolio

  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2H pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 11"x 14" tracing paper pad
  • 11" x 14" marker pad (Border & Riley layout visual bond #37 or similar
  • Folder or large envelope to store supplies, swatches, and reference materials.
  • Markers: Chartpak, Copic or similar (Will be discussed in detail in first class)
  • Skin Tone Markers: (Will be discussed in detail in first class)
  • Prismacolor Premier Color pencils:  (Will be discussed in detail in first class)
  • Colorless Blender (Will be discussed in detail in first class)

Cosmetics Fragrance Marketing

HCM 101 Beauty Industry Basics

  • 1 Foam core board
  • visuals, markers, glue sticks and any other materials they would like to use in developing a visual beauty timeline

Fine Arts

HFA 103 Fine Arts: Figure Drawing

  • Materials required for first day:
  • 18 x 24 all purpose drawing paper. (Strathmore)
  • Graphite Pencils (B2, B4, B6) or Ebony pencil
  • Vine Charcoal: vine, medium or soft
  • Compressed Charcoal (one or two sticks is enough)
  • Charcoal Pencil: soft or medium
  • Additional required materials (discussed in our first meeting):
  • Additional paper:
    •  2 sheets, 18 x 24, choose from gray, black,
    • 2 sheets, 18 x 24, choose two different colors of your choice.
  • Conte crayons: red, black, white.
  • Erasers: kneaded; art gum, pink pearl, and/or plastic.
  • Pencil Sharpener.
  • Small container of Black ink and plastic cup for water
  • 1” or ¾ “ wide brush
  • Pack of kid’s watercolors (inexpensive)
  • Inexpensive small tube of black & white Acrylic paint
  • Ballpoint pen
  • A marker or fine sharpie
  • fixative to fix drawings -- to be used in spray room or outdoors only

HFA 105 Fine Arts: Painting Studio

  • Generals Compressed Charcoal - Assorted, Pack of 4
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Two no. 2 pencils
  • Pink Pearl eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • One 19” x 24” Bristol Pad, Vellum, 15 pages (Blick)
  • (you also could get canvas paper - I will show in class)
  • Student grade acrylics as follows:( Blick Artist Acrylics)
  • Paints:
    • One 5-oz large tube of Titanium white
    • One each two-oz tubes of the following colors: Yellow Ocher, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Payne’s Grey, Permanent Green, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Dioxozine Violet, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black
  • Disposable wax paper palette ( Blick Palette Paper Pad)
  • One each of the following brushes:  
    • either  ¾” OR 1” bright
    • ¼” round
    • SZ6 Round
  • Roll of masking tape 1” wide
  • Two coffee cans or the equivalent for water
  • Palette knife 3” to 5” long (spade shape blade)(Blick Traditional Style #33)
  • Spray bottle for water  (Holbein Atomizer Bottle 2oz for example)
  • Paper Towels       

Interior Design

HID 102 Interior Design: Introduction to Drawing

  • Sketchbook (can also be used for note taking) – unlined preferred, at least 9” x 12” preferred
  • Black Felt-Tip Sketching Pen/Marker – Ex:  Flair or Pentel Sign Pen suggested
  • (3) Lead Pencils with sharpener (2H, H, and HB preferred)  
  • 12” long Architect’s Scale – with fractions
    • Be sure this is an Architect’s Scale and NOT an Engineer’s Scale
  • Roll of 12” long (white is preferred but yellow okay) or 11” x 17” Pad of Tracing Paper
  • Graph Paper – 4x4, aka 4 squares per inch – 8.5” x 11” sheets - It is very important you get the correct size grid!
  • Colored pencils – at least a set of 12
  • Prismacolor, or any soft core type preferred
  • Magazines, Catalogs or Images to print from Google Images
  • Magazines and catalogs need not be new or up-to-date
  • Scissors (Xacto or Olfa knives are acceptable as well and can be helpful)
  • Roll of drafting tape – masking tape or even painter’s tape works also!
  • Glue Stick, or any glue (wet glue or rubber cement will be helpful for model building)          
  • Double-sided tape also acceptable
  • For model building, you will be asked to be creative in your collection of materials
    • Scrap paper, cardboard, poster board, foam core, old boxes etc.  
    • Other helpful materials that you may have on hand that we will use will be blue painter’s tape, wet glue, hot glue, straight pins, twine, string, thread, old buttons, twist ties, plastic straws, coffee filters, etc.  Start collecting things that you think may work!
  • Supply Note: There will be printing to do, but I will work with you if you need to do it in advance or if it is not possible!

Jewelry Design

HJD 101 Jewelry Design: Fabrication

  • small sketchbook  
  • UV protective safety glasses or goggles  
  • Sharpie super fine black permanent ink pen  
  • Sharpie ultra fine black permanent ink pen (really any fine black Sharpies you’re comfortable with drawing on metal is ok!)
  • These supplies are available as a kit from Allcraft Tool & Supply (walk in or mail order):
  • (Kit price is $55. Pickup is free.  Shipping is an additional $13.50)
    • (1) 6"x6" copper - 18 gauge
    • (1) 6"x6" nickel silver - 18 gauge
    • (1) 6"x6" brass or nu-gold - 18 gauge
    • 1 piece silver solder - hard
    • 1 piece silver solder - medium
    • 2 dozen saw blades size 0
    • 3 dozen saw blades size 2/0
    • 3 drill bits #5

Accessories Design

HLD 101 Accessories Design: Simple Construction Bags & Slides

  • Drawing Materials:
    • A drawing pad (8 1/2”x 11” any brand, any from home works! )
    • Pencils, colored pencils and Markers (any brand)
  • Shoe Materials:
  • Bag  Materials:
    • All materials will be provided


HPH 102 Photography: Basic Editing

  • Bring a notebook, pen and camera to each class.
    • (Make sure the battery on your camera is fully charged. )     
  • Digital SLR camera (Single Lens Reflex) or Mirrorless Camera
  • Tripod        
  • CF or SD Memory Card
  • USB Jump Drive 16GB+              
  • External Hard drive strongly encouraged
  • Photography Suppliers
  • File Sharing
    • We Transfer

Textile Surface Design

HTS 100 Screenprinting: Creative Techniques

  • Based on the current prices of materials, students should expect to spend up to $60 for supplies for this course. For the first session bring a notebook, pen and wear clothing & shoes that can get messy with ink.
  • Due by the 3rd class: 
    • 1 Sakura Permapaque paint  marker Dual Point Black  $3.98
    • 1 Sakura Pigma Micron pen 05 Black  $2.98
    • 1 roll scotch tape  $3.98
    • 1 roll masking  tape  $4.18
    • 1 roll packaging tape brown or clear   $4.00
  • To fill in any missing materials. The class will make a trip to Blick Art Materials. Expect to spend up to $25.