NYC Highline

Hey everyone ! My second week at FIT was amazing ! Not only did learn how to photoshop pictures into other pictures but on Wednesday we went to the NYC highline! The highline was breathtaking; especially since it was such a beautiful day. For those of you that have never been to the highline, it was an old railroad that lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air that was built in the 1930′s. The railroad was slowly demolished over time and in 1999, non-profit friends of the highline decided to make use of this space so that it didn’t go to waste. They decided to make it open to the public and make it into an elevated park. On June 8th, 2009 the first section the highline was opened to the public, and that was the South section. Following that, on June 7th, 2011 a ribbon was cut to open the second highline section. This park stretches from Gansevoort street to 20th street.

We exited out of FIT and walked to the highline. As soon as we arrived, everyone started taking pictures because it was such an amazing place, especially for  people that love art. There are gardens with colorful flowers all along the elevated park. There are also paintings on the sides of buildings that are very cool to look at, the one below was my favorite

This was my favorite scene at the highline. I edited this picture in photoshop so that the colors in the painting really stood out. I made everything around the painting black and white.

As my friends and I walked along the highline we saw really pretty flowers and plants and we got to see all different views of the city.

This was one of the views while we walked along the park

Although it was a perfect sunny day, it got extremely hot, so on one part of the highline there was a little area where you could stop for a cold drink, food, or ice pops.

 

Overall, I thought that this trip was a really good experience. It was mostly a good experience because we had great opportunities to take many photographs. Even if you’re not a photographer I suggest you go to the highline when you aren’t doing anything else! it is an amazing place.

I have to get to bed so I am not tired for class tomorrow! Goodnight !

-Brooke

 

Coming towards the end!

My HIL 012: Drawing for Illustration class has brought me so far in my art ability. It’s outstanding!

So, we’ve been working on some of our final projects which includes a magazine cover and a newspaper print collage

drawing. The magazine cover one I have yet to finish , and as for my newsprint collage drawing, it needs a few touches here and there, but it has come super awesome!

This past Saturday my Professor gave back our first day of class drawing. When I saw it, my eyes popped out of my head! I’ve improved so much! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, I swear. At that moment, I realized how much I grew in the program. I might even consider

taking it again, since it’s a class that you can very much take over and over again and continuously learn.

My accomplishments are starting to get checked in. One of them was to improve my life drawing through this class, and let me tell you, it did. Drastically. I know that in the future it will all go to use, especially when applying to my dream college (FIT, that is!).

I really wish this course wasn’t coming to an end, but there’s always next year and the

other two semesters! I’m just very glad I spent my time wisely with this college program.I wonder what holds on my last day!

Jharline

first day of class drawing

 

 

news paper collage (unfinished)

 

 

warm up (pen and ink)

My Final Project: Trend Boards

It’s so sad that this class is coming to an end.  I’ve truly enjoyed my class so much and I’ve met some really cool people.  Overall, it was an amazing experience and I’ve taken advantage of my Saturdays to learn more about New York City.  Now whenever I go into the city with my friends or family, I know where to go and how to get there.  I’ve also learned so much from my amazing professor, who is really passionate and in love with what she does.

Our assignment for our final project is to create 4 trend boards for Spring 2013.  I chose the trends Ladylike, Neon, Punk, and Prints.  We are starting to see these trends this Spring so I think they will stay strong and carry over into next year.  I put a lot of work into my boards and had a lot of fun making them.

Ladylike:

 

Neon:

Punk/ Edgy:

 

Prints:

 

I hope you guys like these boards!

Thanks for reading, see you guys next week!

Jennifer

 

The End is Near

So I’m finally done with high school, and soon enough I’ll be at college. My very last Precollege classes are also coming to an end, which is bittersweet. I feel as though there is still so much to learn before I go to FIT, and I want to be as prepared as possible.

For Fabric Styling, my final project is to style a celebrity for a photo shoot. We get to pick the celebrity, color pallet, clothing and location. I’m still using Rooney Mara for this project, because I love how versatile she can be. My presentations have come really far in this class, my first one unfortunately wasn’t the greatest. It’s also helpful to see how other students prepare their presentations.

For Fashion Techniques, we just finished a basic bodice and our last project is a cowl neck top. We already started, but i’m really excited to take home the pattern and make my own out of different fabrics. This class has been a lot of fun because you can make the clothes to fit yourself and you learn how to alter them.

Although I love the fact that I no longer have to wake up early on a Saturday, my last Precollege class will be really sad. I’m going to miss all the friends I’ve made, and taking classes that aren’t stressful and highly demanding but still teach a lot.

Karlie

That’s a Wrap!

That’s a wrap! I had an amazing time in my 3rd week of class.  This week we were doing our photo shoots for the bag that each group chose.  The first shoot we had to do with the bag was the “high fashion shoot.”  We had to choose someone from our group to have one of their body parts with the bag and since my nails were coincidently nicely polished, I was volunteered to hold the bag. The shoot required me to kneel on a table holding a watering can, pretend to pick a flower, and kneel on the ground holding fake butterflies.  We then moved to our 3rd location for the still life.  It was so much fun, I loved all the preparation we did to put into it to finish with amazing photos! The photos are amazing!                                                             

Sample picture from the photo shoot

So, If you have not read or heard about this yet, this will then be some fun and exciting news!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2012 costume exhibit opening May 10 – August 19 will be “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible conversations.”  The exhibition is about Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, who are two Italian designers from different eras.  I don’t want to give to much away but the exhibition will showcase approximately ninety designs and thirty accessories by Schiaparelli (1890-1973) and by Prada from the late 1980′s to the present time.  And if you didn’t think that was exciting enough they are live streaming the Met Gala this year!  It will be live streaming Monday, May 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 (est), you can go onto Vogue’s website or the Met’s website to view the live stream.  There will be interviews from the gala’s co-chairs and celebrities from the world of fashion to film, society, sports, art, business, and music.  I am very excited and I hope you are able to watch it and enjoy it as well!

Madeline