Evocative Pedagogy Bricolage Curriculum Common Core
Project Runway to Rock the Runway
• What is it?!
• Evolution of the show: Circus to Disasters!
• What we have learned.!
Things to think about before hosting your own.
Project runway to Rock the Runway
Presented by Dawn Zalkus and Ellyn Theis
What is it?
Wearable art fashion show.!
No fabric allowed!
Year round planning!
• Group of students that work together to develop the theme
and make creative choices!
• Usually a student who has had designer experience and great
• I personally ask the student to be creative director.!
*selected at the after party!
*no style of dress or costume tied to it.!
*wide variety of interpretations.!
!*ppt explains theme at launch
appropriate for school, but can be strapless/backless, no
fabric allowed, unique interpretation of theme. May work off an
armature of a Good Will dress or skirt.!
Model Conﬁdence!!! all sizes appreciated!
Music student choice in music to accent their design.!
Artist Statement: explains their interpretation of their
!theme, poetic. Included in the program and a snipit is !
!read while the model is walking.!
“The weight sets in"
and we are forced to face down
everything that came before us, and
that will come after. "
Minds unhinge as galaxies expand,
threatening to crush our sense of
signiﬁcance with their inﬁnite hands. "
The universe feeds us questions,"
starving us of answers. "
“What am I doing?”"
“Who am I?” "
“Why am I here”
“ A disaster doesn’t have
to be the end of the world,
it can be something as
simple as waking up to
ﬁnd that you are out of
coffee. How can one get
started in the early
morning with out their
java or “go juice”?
“My hopes for a normal
life have deﬂated like a
“In desperation, nature seeks our
help. It crawls on us in order to
grab our attention-wanting us to
“Can we ever mend a
broken love, or is it stuck
to carry on like the
shredded pages of your
once most beloved novel?”
“Everything I do today can have a
lasting effect on my life in the
future, I don’t know where to go, or
what path to take. Maybe I should
leave it up to fate. Flying away
from home; leaving the nest, I’m
drifting with the wind, Where will I
“We can gather up the fragments of
our world that remain, the colored
happy memories and learned lessons,
and bring them up around us so that
perhaps next time confronted with
disaster, we may use them to shield
ourselves from harmful shards.”