Fashion Design at The Dali: Surreal Style Inspired by Dali & Schiaparelli
Step into Elsa Schiaparelli’s shoe-hat and draw inspiration from Salvador Dali to create an original wearable work of art to send down the Museum’s runway and have professionally photographed for display in a special exhibition at The Dali.
High school students (grades 9-12) from the Tampa Bay area are invited to apply to join a new, free program this fall at The Dali: Learn the fundamentals of fashion design, construction and runway presentation from experienced artists and designers. Participants will create tangible connections between art and fashion using non-traditional & up-cycled materials. Awards will be given for the best use of materials, best Dalinian interpretation, best runway presentation and best in show.
This program is being introduced in conjunction with The Dali’s special exhibition Dali & Schiaparelli, opening October 18, 2017.
The program consists of 13 Sunday sessions from September 17, 2017 through December 10, 2017, 2-5pm. (There will be no session held on Sun, Nov 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday). Sessions will be held at The Dali and off-site at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) located at Gibbs High School. A full schedule of topics and dates will be provided at the first meeting; a few samples of session topics include: Rendering & Design, Measurements & Drapery and Model Making.
13-Session Schedule (subject to adjustment)
09.17 Orientation + Inspiration and Interpretation: Defining the Problem
09.24 Rendering and Design
10.01 Rendering and Design (continued)
10.08 Measurements + Drapery and Pattern Drafting 101
10.15 Model Making + Armatures + Open Studio
10.22 Open Studio + Embellishment Techniques: Beading & Embroidery
10.29 Open Studio
11.05 Millinery + Open Studio + First Fittings
11.12 Open Studio
11.19 Open Studio
11.26 No Session – Happy Thanksgiving Week
12.03 Open Studio + Final Fitting
12.10 Dress Rehearsal (daytime) / Runway Show & awards (evening)
How to apply:
- Complete the online application which includes basic student information and requires a 150 word writing sample + 3 portfolio samples. All experience levels are welcome to apply.
- Separately, have your teacher email a letter of recommendation to Dali Museum School and Community Education Manager Denisse De Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications are due by September 4, 2017.
Students applying agree to:
- Attend at least 10 of the Sunday sessions, including the final fitting on Dec 3, 2017 and the final runway show held on Dec 10, 2017.
- Have an active email account from which to check for Academy emails once a week before meetings.
- Practice appropriate behavior for a Museum and classroom setting that is respectful to instructors, peers and guest speakers.
- Be receptive to constructive criticism and demonstrate a willingness to make adjustments as needed.
About the Instructor:
Trish Kelley, PCCA Design Technology, Costume Design
Trish Kelley is a member of the Design Technology Theater Department at the Pinellas Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. She serves at the costume and stage makeup designer and instructor for the program. In addition to her educational work, Trish also designs for professional theater and private commissions. Her costume design work was most recently seen in the American Stage Theater Company’s production of Hairspray and during the 2017 Gasparilla Pirate Festival.
Trish received her Associate of Arts from Florida State University and went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. At Arrowmount School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, she completed advanced classes in the study of Fiber Arts. Trish has also completed intensive classes in Stage, TV, Film and Historic Makeup Design at the London College of Fashion in London, England as the result of receiving a Surdna Arts Teacher Fellowship.
Trish was awarded the Tampa Bay 2012 Jeff Norton Outstanding Costume Design for her Rocky Horror Show design for the American Stage Theater Company. Trish also received the 2014 Florida Theater Conference Award for Outstanding Contribution to Florida’s Secondary School Theater.
For additional information please contact:
Denisse De Leon, School & Community Education Manager
Sarah Fornof, Education Coordinator
Image: Woman’s Evening Dress and Veil, Summer 1938. Printed silk crepe; silk crepe with cutouts and appliques. Designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. Designed in collaboration with Salvador Dalí. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969; Photo ©Lynn Rosenthal. Detail from Three Young Surrealist Women Holding in their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra, 1936, Oil on canvas. Worldwide rights ©Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2017 / In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL 2017.