Teen Stylin’: Student fashion inspired by VMFA’s collection

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Teen Stylin’ is a free twelve-week program held at VMFA that includes an orientation session and twelve fashion-design workshops during which participants (grades 6-12) learn from professional fashion designers and industry specialists to create innovative garments inspired by VMFA’s collection.

This year, the on-campus program will be offered as a hybrid model with both in-person and virtual workshop experiences. In order to keep our class size in the studios manageable with consideration to COVID-19, we have reduced the enrollment for this program. Attendance at all in-person sessions is required.

Young people can also apply to complete the program independently with optional virtual assistance. Applicants that we deem are a good fit but who are not accepted to the on-campus program will be offered this opportunity.

Applicants will mark their schedule preference on their application. Priority for on-campus instruction will be given to applicants who are new to the program and applicants enrolled in non-specialty public school programs.

Students’ designs are later showcased for the greater Richmond community during a highly-popular runway exhibition where a panel of professionals from the field of art, design, and fashion select winners in the following categories: “Best Overall” “Best Use of Alternative Materials,” “Most Creative Construction,” “Best Interpretation of a Work of Art,” “Best Interpretation of the Theme,” and “Most Wearable.” If needed, the runway exhibition will be adapted to abide by COVID-19 state and locality guidelines.

Following the runway exhibition, the fashion renderings of all Teen Stylin’ participants and the winning garments are displayed in VMFA’s Art Education Center.

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IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES FOR ALL SCHEDULES:

Application Deadline: Fri, Jan 8, 2021
Acceptances sent out: Fri, Jan 15, 2021

On-Campus Orientation: Thu, Jan 21, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Independent Study Online Orientation: Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 2 – 4pm

A detailed syllabus and program calendar will be distributed during orientation. Materials and equipment can also be “checked out” by students during this time.

SCHEDULE OPTIONS

Please note that no workshops will be held over spring break, Apr 5 – 9.

Schedule I: Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm [On-Campus/HYBRID]
Open to young people in grades 6–12, Limited enrollment (8 – 15 participants depending on COVID restrictions)

Feb 2, 9, 16 and 23
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
Apr 13 and 20
Tue, Apr 27 Open Workshop, Limited enrollment

Schedule II: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm [On-Campus/HYBRID]
Open to young people in grades 6–12, Limited enrollment (8 – 15 participants depending on COVID restrictions)

Feb 4, 11, 18 and 25
Mar 4, 11, 18 and 25
Apr 1, 15 and 22
Tue, Apr 27 Open Workshop, Limited enrollment

Schedule III: Independent Study
Independent Study is an option for young people in Virginia who are interested in completing the program independently with some optional virtual check-in’s. In-person attendance is only required at the dress rehearsal and the runway show. They have the option to sign up for Open Studio sessions on Saturdays for in-person support.

Dress Rehearsal for Runway Event:
Thu, Apr 29, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Required for all participants

Runway Event:
Sun, May 2, 1–5 pm Required for all participants

Saturday Open Studios: Select Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm
Open to all program participants, limited enrollment.

  • Feb 20
  • Mar 6, 13, 20
  • Apr 3 and 17

Teen Stylin’ is supported by:

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