$10,000 Scholarship Awarded to 2013 Teen Stylin’ Winner

Former Teen Stylin’ McLean Project for the Arts alumni and award winner Mia Rickenbach just won a $10,000 scholarship from Duck Brand duct tape for her prom dress creation made entirely of the colorful tape. Read more about the teen from Chantilly High School in the Washington Post story. The photo at right is Mia’s…

Behind the Scenes at Teen Stylin’

New-Fashioned from Briget Ganske on Vimeo. An average day of questions and answers during a Teen Stylin’ workshop: Q: Where are the scissors? A: Look in the blue bins on the table. Q: Is there any more hot glue? A: We have an endless supply. Look in the blue bins on the table. Q: I…

3D Printing: Extruders, G-codes and Filament … Oh My!

Recently, in the VMFA Design Department, we’ve had the challenge of printing two 3D, scale models of the Forbidden City, totaling over 1,400 buildings. One model will be complete for the exhibition opening and the second is being built in the Atrium, starting now and continuing through the run of Forbidden City (closing January 11), so…

Pickin' by Lauren Kelly

Posing Beauty in African American Culture: Teens on Beauty

Reprinted from the KaKY (Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth) blog with permission from Marcy Williams, MBA The exploration of beauty in the African American culture has been explored for centuries. From the earliest days of slavery to the most recent neo-soul era, the topic of what is considered beauty in the African American culture has…