Application Deadline for Teen Stylin'
Deadline: Fri, Sep 27, 2013
Acceptance Notification: Fri, Oct 4, 2013
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is bringing their signature Teen Stylin’ Creative Fashion Program closer to you in partnership with the McLean Project for the Art and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art!
What is Teen Stylin’? Designed for students with a passion for clothing design, studio arts, installation art, and/or sculpture, Teen Stylin’ provides aspiring designers with the guidance and assistance to create their own one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art. More than 80 Virginia student designers in grades 6 – 12 will work over the course of eight weeks to create wearable works of art inspired by the annual special exhibition theme and works of art in the VMFA permanent collection. These creations will be featured during the Teen Stylin' Fashion Weekend Runway Exhibitions. Open to individuals in grades 6-12 living 45 miles or less in distance from following art centers [Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art; Virginia Beach, VA; or McLean Project for the Arts; McLean, VA].
What is this year’s theme? In celebration of the fall 2013 VMFA special exhibition Hollywood Costumes, this year’s theme is Costume Couture. During Orientation, acceptedstudent designers will be asked to select an inspiration piece from several predetermined works of art featured in the VMFA permanent collection exploring BIG CINEMATIC IDEAS such as: Wearing the Nation; Beauty & Vanity; Bold, Graphic & Iconic; Culture; The Good Life; Setting & Style; Picturing Power; Making Myths; and Human Stories. Through creative construction and alternative material application, student designers will convey their own character, plot, and setting through the sheer power of costume.