FIT Partners with Harlem School of the Arts

Every Saturday between April 14 and May 19, students from upper Manhattan and the Bronx gathered at the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) to take visual arts classes. Already a school dedicated to high quality, affordable training in dance, music, theater, and visual arts for young people aged 2-18, HSA partnered with FIT to offer classes to its community with a uniquely FIT perspective. Students enjoyed Introduction to Fashion Photography Using Natural Light, Patternmaking and Sewing Tops, and Fashion Art Design.

In the Introduction to Fashion Photography Using Natural Light — taught by FIT’s adjunct instructor in photography Frank Rocco — students gathered for their final class on May 19 to review and manipulate their work to prepare for submission as a portfolio for Rocco’s review.



Students were excited by their own  and one another’s  work, saying that the class had opened their eyes to the different components that go into creating a good photograph, the vast array of tools available, and that the class made them feel a sense of creative freedom, along with the desire to pursue photography in the future.

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