In-School Exploration, Online Virtual Exploration

Provider: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Contact: Mia Strickland

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: * Programming for the 2020-2021 school year will be at no-cost

Max. Capacity:

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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This workshop is available virtually or in person

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With Katelyn McKelley, a Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Teaching Artist, students will learn about the basic concepts of costume design and what role costume designers play in the performing arts. Students will explore the elements costume designers research in order to design and create costumes (i.e. mood, character, and setting). Students will also investigate fundamentals of costume creation, including fit, function, fabrics, and principles of fashion. Students will create their own costume rendering based upon characters, written works, and/or historical figures, depending on grade level.

Teaching Artist: Katelyn McKelley

Length: 30 to 45 minutes

Supplies Needed:

  • Print out of figure drawing template or plain, blank paper
  • Pencil
  • Coloring utensils (colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)

Virtual lessons will be through Zoom or a platform of your choice.


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