Student design from 2020 Fashion Design at The Dali program

Fashion Design at The Dalí

Fashion Design at The Dalí
This free program allows high school students to learn the fundamentals of design, construction, and runway presentation from experienced artists and designers.

Application deadline is September 13, 2021.

2021 Program Details:
This year’s program will meet in-person both at The Dalí Museum and PCCA-Gibbs High School Costume Workshop. The theme for this year is Dalinian Architecture. Inspired by Dalí’s use of surreal architecture in his paintings and architectural elements of The Dalí Museum, budding high school designers (9th -12th grade) from the Tampa Bay area will create tangible connections between, art, architecture, and fashion.

Using non-traditional materials, students are invited to think creatively to produce wearable works of art that translate from sketch to runway. These designs will be inspired by the geometric forms, organic shapes and fantastical backdrops of Dalí’s works. Designs will be showcased at a final runway event at PCCA-Gibbs High School and a fashion film project shot at The Dalí Museum. Selected designs will win prizes in six categories and be honored in a display at Neiman Marcus located in Tampa’s International Plaza.

The program consists of 14 Sunday sessions 10:00am – 12:00pm from September 19, 2021 through December 12, 2021. A runway event at Neiman Marcus will be held on February 3, 2022.

Further details around meetings will be shared upon admission into the program, including a full schedule of topics and dates. A few samples of session topics include: Costume Design 101, Rendering & Design and Measurements & Materials.

To apply, fill out the Fashion Design at The Dalí Application here.


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About the Instructor:
Trish Kelly, 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 Long Days Journey Into Night 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.

Thank you to our program sponsors:

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