Classroom Close-Up: Elina

Photo by Mahalia

Student: Elina from Brooklyn NY

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2018

Precollege Course: JSX 035 Color Theory

What are you currently working on?

I am personally working on character designs, comics, and animations.

What do you like best about your class?

Making a collage, because I never thought I would like the idea of it.

What is your favorite thing about Precollege?

Trying new things I would have never done, and being able to improve my artistic skills.

Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?

Cartoons, fiction, and the fun part of life.

Classroom Close-Up: Ava

Photo by Mahalia

Student: Ava from Jersey

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2018

Precollege Course: JSX 035 Color Theory

What are you currently working on?

In class, we are working on making collages, but right now as a personal project, I am painting a person.

What do you like best about your class?

The painting, like mixing them and discovering new colors. Also just the whole class in general.

What is your favorite thing about Precollege?

It’s fun to take extra classes on things that I enjoy doing.

Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you?

Mostly from fashion. I like drawing humans with certain outfits on them, and I am into sewing.

Dont Miss Me Too Much

Sadly, my class has come to an end. My mood board is being perfected and when I finish I will be emailing my professor for feedback. Now, I know all the skills I need to get into FIT. Professor Cutting made it easy and clear on how to make everything perfect and neat. He taught me how to photoshop my background, shade and cut out my fashion figures, how to cut swatches and how to make everything the best I can.

When my portfolio is complete, It will look something like this:

 

 

 

But, don’t miss me too much, FIT. In the summer I will be taking a sewing class to create a denim jacket to add to my portfolio. I will be focusing on my portfolio this summer and hopefully, I will be accepted into FIT. 

I am a dream chaser and I will not let anything stop me from accomplishing my goal. I hope one day I’ll become a big brand designer for swimwear and will be able to thank FIT. I highly recommend classes at FIT because it made everything seem possible and taught me things that I had no idea about in the past. Being successful means you have to work hard at everything you do and don’t let any obstacles break you or stop you from completing your goal. What is your goal in life? 

Keep in touch with me:

https://www.instagram.com/isabellaava11/

https://www.instagram.com/i_candy_blog/

~Isabella Basile

Last goodbyes and my experience with my photography class

Hi guys!

Unfortunately, this is the last blog I will be writing. Not only that, but this Saturday was my last day of photography class. I enjoyed this class so much. The first day I walked into the classroom I knew I was going to like it. My classmates were so nice and funny. That first week we took pictures of each other and talked to our classmates. The second week we also took photos of each other (aperture). The third week we shared our photos and received feedback. We also talked about different photography, looked at photos, and then went out and shot photos on our film cameras. The 4th week I missed class, so the 5th week I processed my film. Then the 6th and 7th week we processed the film. The 8th week we talked about our final project that we had to do — shoot studio. Then the 9th week we shared our photos and processed more photos.  The 10th week our portfolio was due and we also visited different galleries.

My favorite part of this class was learning how to process film. I learned so much and I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed going outside and taking photos of our classmates, buildings,  and things we found interesting. Overall,  if you are into photography I think you will enjoy this class a lot. You will learn so much.

My least favorite part of the class, though, was waking up early. But once I got used to it, it wasn’t so bad.  I have really enjoyed writing blogs here. Unfortunately, I won’t be writing anymore, but if you want to see what I’m up to, check out my youtube channel. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my blogs like I enjoyed writing them.

Ciny Beal Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg76JCgl1n8oIVEfn-jDEQQ

~Cindy Beal

Instructor Spotlight: Ann Marie Sclafani

Ann Marie Sclafani has been designing, making and merchandising jewelry for 15 years. She is a FIT alumna with a degree in Restoration and began teaching in 2015. Ann Marie is also the creative director of her own jewelry line Joseph B, and is a technician for the Jewelry Design Department at FIT. Her early professional career began as a technical designer and merchandiser for large-scale wholesale manufacturers. Because of her experience in both fine and costume jewelry, her work and design style is able to encompass both worlds.

Instagram: @josephbjewelry

Ann Marie teaches:
HJD019 Jewelry Design Studio I     

Teaching Philosophy:
I tell my students that just because something isn’t perfect, it doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Imperfections in our work always lead to discovery. Jewelry has become such a multifaceted outlet for creativity in terms materials, techniques, fit and construction, engaging students in a variety of unexpected methods becomes an adventure for all of us. I encourage them to find and bring inspiration to class so we can create something together that speaks to their own individual style.

Work by Ann Marie Sclafani: