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.