Cristina Razzano is a 28 year old FIT Graduate, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She is a South Shore Long Island New York native, working in many mediums. Her recent work primarily focuses on using found objects with embroidery/crochet/stained glass and painting in 2D and 3D; pencil drawings and jewelry made from sea life.
Professor Razzano teaches Middle School Workshops:
JSX 037 Middle School Sculpture
JSX 038 Multiple Media Workshop
My teaching philosophy is based strongly on my years as a student; taking my experience under different types of teachers and professors, and translating that into my own classroom. As a teacher, I believe in providing students with a safe environment to explore their own methods of creating art and developing their own ideas, while connecting with fellow students. My goal is to provide an environment where they will learn relevant art history, different methods for making art, and to give them time and direction in order to focus on their personal artistic development. I strongly believe that nourishing the creative mind is crucial at every age, and my students will be immersed into art via classroom time as well as a field trip on the third class session to the art galleries a few blocks away in Chelsea. It’s very important to me that my students walk out of my classroom feeling confident, inspired and motivated.
On Precollege Programs:
The Precollege programs offered at FIT are a unique opportunity to experience college life and independence at a young age. As a graduate from FIT, as well as a former Precollege student from FIT, I can truly say that this program is an excellent step towards the future for these students. With courses geared towards different programs at FIT, all available to experience before even entering high school, students can begin to develop and expand their creative minds; and in what better environment than New York City, under the direction of professional New York based artists and creative minds.
Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
Miniature Sculptor/Illustrator for Dwarven Forge; Art Instructor for SASF Jamaica NY, Art Instructor at Applied Arts, Amagansett NY
Recent exhibits include “Home” at Morris-Jumel Mansion and “A Show of Heads” Limner Gallery, Hudson NY
Past experience in Interior Design, Fashion Design, Accessories Design and Textile Design.
Artwork by Christina Razzano: