instructor drawing at a desk demonstrating fashion design


Course Description

Take your fashion designs to the next level in this portfolio development course. You will create a small women's wear collection while developing rendering skills and presentation formats. Projects in the course will help you create your portfolio. Leave this course being able to render your signature style on fashion forward figures. Recommended for students who are considering applying to fashion colleges. Prerequisite(s): HAR 016



COURSE SUPPLY LIST FOR STUDENTS  (for all sections of this course):

  • Pencils: HB or 2B pencils 
  • Kneaded Eraser 
  • Sharpener: handheld pencil sharpener
  • 11 x 14 Tracing paper pad
  • 11 x 14 Translucent / partially see-through Marker pad (Recommended: Borden & Riley #37 or Bienfang 360 *Must be see-through*
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils: A set of Prismacolor pencils, or a similar brand, although Prismacolor is softer (set of 12 or 24)
  • Colored Markers: Flesh tones (recommended tones below) plus 5 individual choice color options 
  • Recommended Flesh Markers 

Light skin tones   Medium skin tone Medium - dark skin tones

Chartpak brand, pale flesh P147   Chartpak brand, buff color P-139 Copic brand, E13 lt. suntan

Copic brand, color E00 Chartpak brand, sand P-142,

mocha P-70



  • Blender marker (same brand as your other markers) helps to mix marker colors to achieve different colors, as well as, with colored pencils extending your color range.
  • Fashion Magazine
  • Presentation Boards,1 pack - 5 boards, size is 11” x 14”- purchase from Blick Art Supply Store. Color can be Black or White.
  • 1 Large 20” x 30” Bristol Board for backing of figures/ swatches and flats. We willl discuss the type required and when to purchase.


Please note: Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. We recommend that you wait until a week before class starts to purchase supplies. You will be notified by email if cancellations occur. Instructor assignments are subject to change.



One of the following classes: HAR016 or HMW150.


To waive the required pre-requisite, students need to submit 3 samples of their original work showing their skills in drawing fashion figures (croqui), basic clothing rendering techniques, and facial features. Send the images via email to precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu with the subject line "Pre-requisite Waiver Request for HAR089."
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