Design, Art & Pink Tights!

Guess who got a discount on her “Frap” at Starbucks today? Me!! According to an email I received from FIT yesterday, from 12:30 to 1:30 it was “Home-Town T-shirt Day” which meant if you wore a t-shirt from your home town, you could get a discount on Starbucks coffee. All I had to do was go to the FIT location and Walahh, cheaper Starbucks. And anyone who receives a low income “allowance” knows that SB coffee is not cheap… but it’s so good! Oddly enough, I felt like I’d accomplished something big walking down the street with my reasonably cheaper frap.

Somewhat typical shot of Manhattan streets.

Anyways, today was a productive day, in my  HAD 149: Advertising and Graphics Design Portfolio class I got a chance to whip out my newly bought art supplies. In other words, I felt very professional in a artsy kind of way. Firstly, we sketched out a picture of a girl in our class in a rather uncanny position to warm up our hands. Then we started testing our gradient skills with our grey Prismacolor markers to prepare for an upcoming project! From far away the gradient looked great… when you get within arms reach of it… um, not so much. I guess its safe to say that distance transforms art!

Prior to lunch time, our class briefly visited the FIT Museum. As we toured around, I noticed the wonderful detail in all the gowns, suits and ensembles. Unfortunately, we weren’t aloud to capture any pictures inside the Museum because of multiple reasons, but by all means check it out! The pieces were wonderful. From Prada to those Christian Louboutin shoes that I desperately wanted to steal out of their unbreakable glass case — the museum was one of a kind. It consisted of far older designs to more modern designs. FIT had it all!

The Fashion and Textile History Gallery

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Summer Live FREE Lunch Hour Activities!

Precollege Lunch Hour Activities
Check out the following activities during SUMMER LIVE.

Times: 12:30-1:30
Location: FIT’s Dining Hall, located in between Buildings A and B.
Download the pdf here.

Tuesday, July 10: Hometown T-shirt Day!
Show your pride for your home city, state, country or town. Wear something that’s shows where you’re from and meet others who may be from your area! So don’t forget to pack a t-shirt, hat, etc…from your “hometown”

Thursday, July 12:  Short Animation Film Day
Faculty and staff of Precollege Programs select their favorite animated short films for viewing in the cafeteria. You’ll see some unique and fun films that will inspire you!

Monday, July 16:  Street Market Monday
You’ve spent your first week in NYC, now get photographed with your favorite NYC street find. It can be anything (Inexpensive hat, piece of jewelry or art, or maybe a knish!) Your photo may even appear on our Blog.

Tuesday July 17 and Wednesday July 18:  Artwork Photo-shoot
Precollege photographers will be stationed in the FIT Café to photograph your best piece of artwork to-date. Images will be emailed to you for your records and may be selected for our FIT website gallery!

Thursday, July 19:  Lunch with Alumni
Current FIT undergraduates who took Precollege classes will join students in the cafeteria to discuss their experiences and answer your questions

Monday, July 23:  Major Monday!
Enjoy a slideshow of FIT majors and examples of student work with tips and info for applying to FIT and creating portfolios.  An Admissions Representative will be present to provide materials and answer your questions.

Wednesday, July 25:  Looking Back
Classes end tomorrow. Let’s look back at the summer through our slideshow of photos taken in class and of student work.