How can FIT’s Precollege Programs help you on your Artist’s Journey

The painter Chuck Close is quoted as saying “Inspiration is for amateurs—the rest of us just show up and get to work.” To be a professional artist takes skill and studio discipline. Workshops and courses taught by artists will help you develop the studio practice you need to be a full-time artist.
11-session Precollege Courses
We recommend a high school Precollege Live Class:
  • Basic Life Drawing –  learn how to draw the figure from a live model.
  • Design Composition and Color Theory  explore design principles and color mixing in a studio art environment.
  • Fine Arts Portfolio – get your portfolio ready with an assessment from a college professor and create any pieces missing for a dynamic application.

Summer Precollege Session   Fall Precollege Session
Spring Precollege Session

4-day workshops
We recommend a high school Precollege Workshop:
  • Observational Drawing for Portfolios – learn how to draw what you see, not from reference photos, for portfolio development.
  • Portraits for Portfolios – from self-portraits to drawing a person from observation, portraiture is a critical skill for artists and usually required in art and design portfolios.

Summer Session   Fall Session   Spring Session

1-day Creative Career Series
On Saturday March 30th, spend the afternoon with artist Melissa Starke. Melissa will go over her journey from art student artist and gallery curator and director!

Wherever you are on your journey, there is a Precollege learning experience for you!

How can FIT’s Precollege Programs help you on your Photographic Journey

Photography is such a versatile skill. In our increasingly visual world, being able to take a well-staged and well-edited (#notwithafilter) photo is practically mandatory.
Artists, designers, and makers of all sorts – photography classes are for you too! Being able to photograph and edit your work for print and web is essential in your fields as well!
11-session Precollege Courses
Learning from professionals in FIT’s labs and classrooms is an excellent introduction to the craft. We recommend a high school Precollege Live Class:
4-day Workshops
Another way to sharpen your photo skills is by focusing on a specific type of photography, such as fashion or portrait. Take a fun 4-day Workshop learning in FIT’s darkroom or photo studios.
  • HSX 109 Photographic Darkroom for Beginners
  • HSX 110 Photography Portrait Workshop
  • HSX 111 Fashion Photography Workshop                                                   Summer Session   Fall Session   Spring Session
1-day Creative Career Series
Saturday April 6th, photographer Megan Madden will be discussing her photography journey from FIT graduate to photographer for Refinery29.

Wherever you are on your journey, there is a Precollege learning experience for you!