Teen fashion design on runway

Fashion Design at The Dalí

Fashion Design at The Dalí (now virtual)
This free program 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, 2020. Application deadline is September 4, 2020.

Join us on March 25, 2021 for the Fashion Design at The Dalí Virtual Premiere. Be the first to view the surreal fashions from this year’s budding designers, followed by the announcement of this year’s winning designs.

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2020 Program Details:
This year’s program will be hosted virtually. The theme is Dalí in Film: From Sketch to Screen. Inspired by Dalí’s film projects, budding high school designers (9th -12th grade) from the Tampa Bay area will create tangible connections between, art, film, and fashion. From Hitchcock to Disney, silent films to animation, Dalí created iconic visuals that are both surreal and whimsical. Using non-traditional materials, students are invited to think creatively to produce wearable works of art that translate from sketch to screen. These designs will be inspired by the costumes, motifs and scenes seen in three major Dalí film projects. A final fashion film project will showcase these new fashions. 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 12 virtual Sunday sessions 10:00am – 12:00pm from September 13, 2020 through December 15, 2020. For the health and safety of our students, Fashion Design at The Dalí will meet mostly virtually via Zoom. We will be using the professional level of Zoom that provides added security, such as password-protected meeting rooms to ensure a safe learning environment. Zoom can be accessed from any smart device such as a phone, tablet or computer.

To provide support for distance learning, designers will be offered opportunities for one-on-one coaching and are encouraged to think beyond traditional sewing to create their works for wearable art. 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.

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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