This free program, sponsored by Neiman Marcus, allows 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 2018.
Drawing inspiration from Salvador Dali’s infamous dinner parties, budding Tampa Bay high school talent (grades 9-12) create tangible connections between art and fashion. From unicorn costumes to dinner served in satin slippers, attending a Dali Dinner Party was truly a surreal experience. Using non-traditional materials, students think creatively to produce wearable works of art worthy of being worn at one of Dali’s famous, fanciful and lavish parties. Their new fashions will be showcased in a fashion show judged by local leaders in the field.
The program consists of 12 sessions, Sundays 10am-1pm, from September 16, 2018 through December 9, 2018. (There will be no session held on Sunday, Nov 25, 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 the History of Evening Wear.
- 09.16 Orientation + Inspiration: History/Evolution of Evening Wear
09.23 Rendering and Design
09.30 Measurements + Drapery and Patterns101
10.07 Artist Statements
10.14 Model Making + Armatures + Open Studio
10.21 Open Studio + Embellishment Techniques: Beading & Embroidery
10.28 Open Studio and/or Field Trip
11.04 Open Studio + First Fittings
11.11 Visit American Stage
11.18 Open Studio + Final Fitting + Photography
11.25 Off Thanksgiving
12.02 Hair & Accessories consultation
12.09 Dress Rehearsal (daytime)/Runway Show & Awards (evening)
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.