This free program will allow high school students to learn the fundamentals of design, construction, and runway presentation from experienced artists and designers. The program has a 12-session commitment mid-September through early December, 2019.
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2019-20 Program Details
Inspired by Dali’s ability to transform, budding high school talent (9th-12th grade) from the Tampa Bay area will create tangible connections between art and fashion. Using non-traditional materials, students are invited to think creatively to produce wearable works of art that change right before our eyes to reveal the unseen. From hidden toreadors to pixelated portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Dali delighted in playing with perception and seeing the world surreally different! Their new fashions will be showcased in an exhibition at The Dali Museum, a fashion show judged by local leaders in the field, and a benefit fashion show at Neiman Marcus located in Tampa’s International Plaza. Five selected designs will be showcased in Neiman Marcus store windows in early 2020.
- Tentative Schedule 2019-20
9.15.19 Orientation + Dali Painting Selection (Dali Museum)
9.22.19 Rendering + Design
9.29.19 Measurements + Drapery and Patterns101
10.6.19 Artist Statements
10.13.19 Sewing 101 + Open Studio (Advanced Sewers)
10.20.19 Neiman Marcus Field Trip
10.27.19 Open Studio
11.3.19 Open Studio
11.10.19 Model Fitting + Runway Coaching with Neiman Marcus (?)
11.17.19 Photography + Accessory Consultation
11.24.19 Off Thanksgiving
12.2.19 Off Thanksgiving
12.8.19 Runway Interview Prep
12.15.19 Dress Rehearsal (daytime) / Runway Show & Awards (evening)
2.6.20 Benefit Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus
The program consists of 12 Sunday sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm from September 15, 2019 through December 15, 2019. (There will be no session held on Sun, Nov 24 and Sun, Dec 2 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 Introduction to Sewing.
Students will apply via an online form or email a completed form to Denisse De Leon, School Programs Manager, ddeleon@theDali.org.
Application Available by August 1st
Deadline: September 1st
Students notified by September 8th
The applicants will also supply:
1. A 150-word writing sample: “Discuss your favorite source of creative inspiration.”
2. Portfolio with 3 images: These can be photographs of garments and/or renderings of art work (paintings, graphic design, sculpture, etc.)
3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher reflecting performance as a student, maturity and level of commitment. (email)
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 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.