Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Engagement in the Arts is essential to every student, teacher, and community member. With this belief is at its core, the Van Wezel is committed to assuring each student receives a well-rounded education, each teacher has tools and resources to reach every student, and every community member has access to meaningful arts experiences.

Schooltime Performances for 2021-22 School Year
Providing Schooltime Performances during the school year is one of our most exciting adventures. The Van Wezel Education department is thrilled to announce the return of Schooltime Performances back to the stage.

Please check our website for more updates and information. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Lindsey at (941) 263-6750 or



FREE Opportunities for physical and remote learners. Our Teaching Artist led Explorations are all available Virtually and In Person!

Experience the best in the performing arts and nationally recognized arts integration programming VIRTUALLY- Anywhere!


  777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236


Costume Creations: Eco Fashion- FREE Virtual or In-Person Visit

Program description

This workshop is available virtually or in person

To make workshop reservations visit:

In this Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Exploration, students will explore the basics of costume design and the role costume designers play in the performing arts. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of costume design, including fit, function, fabrics, and the principles of fashion. Eco fashion will be the primary focus, wherein students will learn about the importance and growing industry of sustainable materials and how clothing and other goods can be made from recycled materials. Students will have the opportunity to create their own costume and/or costume pieces out of everyday items and recyclable materials found around the classroom or home using the fundamentals of art and fashion to inspire their creations.

Teaching Artist: Katelyn McKelley

Length: 45-60 minutes

Supplies Needed:

  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Grocery bags
  • Variety of tapes (masking tape, scotch tape)
  • Fabric markers
  • Pins

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

Booking / scheduling contact

Mia Strickland


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: In-School Exploration, Online Virtual Exploration
Population served: 3-5, K-2
Subject: Science, Theater, Visual Art
Bilingual: No


Fees / Ticketing:


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


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes