Instructor Spotlight: Eric Ramirez

IMG_8225Prof. Eric Ramirez is the Chairperson and  Assistant Professor in the Textile/Surface Design Department. I am a graduate of the TD/SD Program at FIT and design in various areas of the textile and related fields, especially textiles prints for fashion apparel and home furnishings. Such as: children’s, woman’s wear and menswear textile designs, bed sheet, upholstery fabrics, dinnerware, tabletop, bathroom products. During the semester he teaches several courses from basic color and drawing to the graduating capstone courses. Prof. Ramirez also continues to work on his fine art paintings.


Prof. Ramirez teaches:

HTS176 55A  From Museum Inspiration to Textile Design  

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Teaching Philosophy:
I believe that each student has a special creative gift that needs to be nurtured and developed. Through instruction, guidance and hands on practice this creative gift can be strengthen. At one point there is a comfort level when they have achieved a break through with their creativity. Then only can the limitless possibilities of what can be achieved for the future be in the reach of the student.

 

 

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I really think the opportunity to study in New York City at FIT in a college atmosphere is so rewarding. Being on a campus that is full of a variety of different fields of study is just awesome. During my class I especially like to see the creative ability and to hear the diferent points of view about designing from the students during discussions and critiques. I have always felt that in all the Precollege programs you will experience something that will make a major impact on you, for the rest of your life.

Artwork featured in the post by Prof. Eric Ramirez

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Instructor Spotlight: Bing Hu

DSC_0245Prof. Hu is from the city of Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China. She graduated from the Shanghai Teachers college in 1983, just three years after Chairman Mao’s death and China’s Culture Revolution ended. In 1986 she came to the United States, where she received a merit scholarship at the Art Students League of New York and later obtained her MFA from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1995.

 

 

Teaching Philosophy:
I believe professional education is very important. Learning at a young age is necessary. Young people are like the morning sunlight; the future of whole world belongs to them. Our mission is to provide the best art education and to elevate study energy and power. This power will keep the lights shining for generations.

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On Precollege Students:
They are young and energetic. They are like sponges; they can easily absorb information.

Advice for young students:
If you really love art, just do it.  FIT pre-college program was designed to help and to elevate your professional foundation level. I like motivated and flexible students, who are here to learn. I love teaching and working with young kids.

 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012            “Shattered Debris, Sheer Transformation” at Flatiron Prow Art Space curate by Cheryl McGinnis Project

2009             “Breaking Lines” Cheryl McGinnis Gallery. NYC

1998             “Scattered Petals, Fallen Leaves, Shards of Glass: The Work of Bing Hu”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

1996             “Open House Exhibition”, 111 Fourth Avenue, NY

1995             “Bing Hu Recent Works”. Chinese American Arts Council, Gallery 456, NY

AWARDS

2000            The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1997             The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc.

1996             Commissioned to investigate sites in New York City and propose a temporary public art project by the Public Art Fund

1996             The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

1993-1995   Awards MFA Scholarship, SUNY Purchase

1989-1990   Merit Scholarship, Art Student League

1989             Nessa Cohen Memorial Foundation, New York

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Instructor Spotlight: Carole Daner

Daner_Instructor SpotlightProfessor Carole Daner teaches in both the Accessories Design Department and the Precollege Programs at FIT. The courses that Professor Daner teaches in the Precollege Program focuses on learning to design, sew and construct handbags, tech and small leather goods and accessories.

Professor Daner teaches the following courses:
HSX 103 – Leather Sewing Intensive – Precollege Workshop Class
HLD 030 – Bags: Fashion and Laptop Cases – Precollege Semester class

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Teaching Philosophy:
Professor Daner enjoys teaching the students to develop their own personal style by designing and learning out to translate their designs into actual creations.

On Precollege Programs:
The Precollege Program is an ideal opportunity for the students to learn and become familiar with the different creative and related industries that the Fashion Institute of Technology is renowned for worldwide.

Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
Carole Daner has worked as a designer in the handbag, small leather goods, belt and jewelry industries. Presently Carole Daner designs one of a kind handbags and accessories. Most recently she exhibited at the FIT New Views faculty exhibition.

Farewell FIT

No exaggeration, my heart hurts knowing that my summer classes at FIT are over. These were easily the most interesting and independent 3 weeks I’ve ever experienced. In class today, we finished up our magazines and presented our final work to each other. I’m so proud of my magazine, but so many of my classmates did an amazing job too! This class definitely opened my eyes to how unique everybody’s ideas are.

The cherry on top of this experience was getting picked to blog about my class. I love reading blogs, but I never thought I’d actually get to write one! I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my experiences as much as I loved talking about them! I truly encourage you to take a class (or two) at FIT; spending time in New York City will change your perspective for the better, and you’ll learn so much about what you’re capable of.

Enjoy your summer, and thanks for sharing these past 3 weeks with me!

Xo, Marisa

P.S.  I attached a bunch of pictures of my final magazine :)

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Week 2

I can’t BELIEVE how quickly time flies! I’m already halfway through my experience at FIT, and each day proves to be more exciting than the previous. As I mentioned in my last post, I take the Magazine Design class. Last week, we worked on perfecting our covers. When I say perfecting, I mean perfecting; I can’t count how many times my hand cramped from placing the text and images in the exact location I envisioned. The name of my magazine is STREET, and it is entirely fashion-focused. I’m including outfit ideas for every occasion, and I even incorporated a page dedicated to shoes (I’m a firm believer that they can make or break your outfit). I decided to name it STREET because that is where we express who we are. The street is essentially everybody’s runway, so it’s important that we look our best when we’re walking on it. In class this week, we are moving on to the inside of the magazine; designing the cover was easy compared to this! I have so much appreciation for what goes into creating a magazine now that I am in the process of making my own, but I definitely love the challenge.

– Marisa

Options for my magazine cover

Options for my magazine cover

Pages dedicated to shoes

Pages dedicated to shoes