FIT at the Harlem School of the Arts

FIT is partnering with the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) to offer free courses in fashion and the visual arts to high school students, ages 14-18, from the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. This partnership is an outgrowth of both FIT’s Precollege programs for middle and high school students, as well as HSA’s commitment to arts education for youth. All classes will be held at the Harlem School of the Arts, St. Nicholas Avenue at 141st Street, and will be taught by FIT faculty. 

» Read an article about our partnership on the FIT Newsroom

Precollege Workshops

Session 1
Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2018

HSA 004 Introduction to Fashion Photography using Natural Light
Using digital cameras, students will learn the basics of fashion photography, including outdoor lighting techniques, reflective equipment, model direction, and composition. Students will create their own fashion shoot using outdoor lighting techniques.
9:30 am-11:30 am (Harlem School Room 111 & Media Lab)
Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2018  
Instructor: Frank Rocco

HSA 002 Patternmaking and Sewing Tops
Students will learn how to work with pre-made patterns, how to make basic modifications, and will learn introductory level sewing skills. Projects include two tops. *Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in the course.
2:00 pm-4:00 pm (Harlem School Room 211)
Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2018
Instructor: Anais Garcia

HSA 003 Fashion Design Art
Students learn the elements of a basic fashion design sketch and start to develop their own women's wear croquis. This course teaches students to understand, analyze, and draw the front view, female fashion figure. They will learn how to develop their design ideas as fashion sketches and explore the basic silhouettes used in fashion design.
3:00 pm-5:00 pm (Harlem School Room 208)
Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 2018
Instructor: Mary Capozzi

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