ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – The Salvador Dalí Museum is hosting a virtual event this week that will showcase the talents of 24 high school students in the Fashion Design at The Dalí program.

“This year’s topic was the influence of Dali’s art in filmmaking and a lot of people don’t know he worked on a movie, but he did so for a short time,” Annie said. Elise, a high school student.

The free program teaches students how to create wearable art designs for 12 weeks.

“I was really lucky to grow up in a studio that offered dance, music and theater and I was really lucky to be able to explore all of these things there. So just trying everything I fell in love with the theater and from there I fell in love with the costumes and it kind of got me here, ”said Sofia Pickford, a high school student.

Students also learn the fundamentals of designing, building and presenting tracks from experienced artists and designers.

The program is now in its fourth year. The judges will review the designs and announce the winners in eight categories. The winners’ creations will be exhibited at the Neiman Marcus International Plaza.

The free student fashion film can be viewed on March 25 at 7 p.m. You can register to watch the virtual premiere on the museum’s website.