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12th Annual

Catwalk is a program in which students ranging from Middle to High school are given a “trashformation” challenge: construct wearable art made from a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials. Participating students are given access to Resource Depot’s treasure trove of reusable materials and participate in weekly workshops, where they learn the basics of using a sewing machine, construction techniques, and receive guidance on how to incorporate the materials they choose.  Through the use of nontraditional materials, the students gain environmental consciousness while thinking outside of the “trash”. 

For Catwalk 2024, we are partnering with the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and our theme will be inspired by the work they do with our local marine life.

The Catwalk Runway will be held April 20th at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Our culminating event is truly a show-stopper you don't want to miss seeing these talented students show off their outfits! 


Check out our Runway from last spring by watching the video below. 

Catwalk App

$25 Program Fee
$100 additional to participate in 6 studio intensives

2024 Application is CLOSED

Keep an Eye out Next Fall for Catwalk 2025 Application

To join Catwalk, participants must be 6th-12th grade students, be able to commit to the program dates listed below, and be willing to be creative and work hard.  


Outfits must be made of at least 50% upcycled materials, which can include working from existing/altered pieces of clothing as a base for their design. Students do not have to make a whole outfit, they can make part of an outfit. Students can make outfits for themselves to model or use someone else as their model. We encourage creative thinking and an open mind. 


The Catwalk program requires students to attend several meetings during the design period.  Students can also sign up to be part of the Studio Intensives at Resource Depot and/or one-on-one designer meetings with our teaching artists. We will also have virtual resources to help students in the process. Everyone will showcase their outfits in a Runway event and have their outfits on display afterwards in our GalleRE. 


Participants may select from two program options:


Catwalk Program:  $25 Program Fee

  • For participants that have participated in the Catwalk program in previous years and/or have extensive experience making outfits and are able to work from home with minimal assistance independently

  • Participants will be required to attend mandatory meetings for progress checks, the final Runway show and following GalleRE exhibition. 

  • Participants may get feedback and help when needed, but will be on an as-needed, as-requested basis. 

  • Participants receive 5 visits/bins to collect materials from Resource Depot for their design (passes expire April 20, 2024)


Studio Intensives:  $100 ( + $25 Program Fee )

  • For those who have not participated in Catwalk before and/or have little to no experience and require regular guidance in the making process.

  • In the 6 studio intensives, participants will learn some basics of the sewing machine, use of patterns, how to take measurements, alter pre-existing clothing, and learn to upcycle unusual items.  The majority of the time in Studio Intensives, participants will be working to complete their design.

  • Each of the studio intensives are held on Saturday mornings at Resource Depot and are lead by an two teaching artists over the course of the program (January - April). 

  • While all participants will be given time to work on their design during these intensives, participants must anticipate the need to work at home on some aspects of their outfit to ensure completion by the Runway.

  • Participants receive 5 visits/bins to collect materials from Resource Depot for their design (passes expire April 20, 2024). 

This program is funded in part by support from the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs which allows us to keep the costs as low as possible for participants. 

No other fees will apply to this program, but if a student requires items for their outfit that we do not have, the parents/guardian may need to purchase items outside of Resource Depot. 

Please look through the dates below before applying as this program.

 It is a rewarding experience, but also a time commitment

and take note of mandatory meeting requirements for participation.



MANDATORY MEETING - Saturday, January 6, 2023 - 10 am - 12 pm at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Led by Loggerhead Education staff, participants will tour Loggerhead for inspirational content and learn more about what they do. 

MANDATORY MEETING - Wednesday, January 10, 2023 - 6 pm - 7 pm via Zoom


  • Saturday, January 13:  10 am - 12 pm

  • Saturday, January 20:  10 am - 12 pm

  • Saturday, February 10:  10 am - 12 pm

  • Saturday, March 2:  10 am - 12 pm 

  • Saturday, March 9:  10 am - 12 pm 

  • Saturday, April 6:  10 am - 12 pm 

MANDATORY MEETING - Saturday, April 6 - 11 am - 12 pm at Resource Depot

All participants must bring outfit in-progress and outfit descriptions are due.

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL - Saturday, April 13th - 8:45 am - 10 am at Loggerhead Marinelife Center 

All participants will see the space, go over program order and practice walking on the Runway. Plan to wear your completed outfit during this dress rehearsal, we will be taking pictures for the catalog, but don't worry about makeup and hair. Statements will be due this day as well! 

RUNWAY EVENT - Saturday, April 20, 2023 - Students show up at 9 am and Show starts at 11:15, and students are walking by 11:30 am at Loggerhead Marinelife Center - Should last about 30 min. But students should expect to stay for pictures another hour or two after the Runway. Outfits can be left with Chelsea to be displayed. Click to RSVP

GALLERE RECEPTION - Friday, May 3rd 5-7 pm at Resource Depot, GalleRE REmix

Join us to celebrate our Catwalk Student Fashion Designers at their Exhibition Artist Reception. Enjoy art, as well as live music by Bonfire Vanity, textile collage activity, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Students can invite family and friends.  Click to RSVP 

GALLERE EXHIBITION - Outfits on display in Resource Depot's GalleRE - May 3 - June 8, 2024

Two outfits will be chosen from by Loggerhead staff to go on exhibit there for Worlds Ocean Day June 8th, and they may be t Loggerhead for the month of June. 

Outfit Pick Up - Tuesday, June 11th  - Saturday June 15th During Resource Depot Operating Hours

All outfits must be picked up this week, otherwise they will be repurposed. 

Ready to commit and be creative? Please complete the form below. 

Payment of the $25 program fee will be required after the form is submitted to complete your application.

If you select to participate in the studio intensives, your payment for the $100 fee will be invoiced and due prior to the first studio meeting.  To request a fee waiver form, please email Chelsea

If you have any questions please email Chelsea at   

Catwalk Registration 
Please keep in mind, planning, drawing and even writing are involved in this process, is the student willing to do those things?
The challenge is to work with a certain amount of upcycled materials. Is the student willing to work with strange materials?
Would the student like to work in a group? Please keep in mind they would need to be comfortable working close to one another.
Have you particpated in Catwalk before?
Student must come up with their own design, can the student do that?
You agree to release your design for display Resource Depot's April/May Gallery exhibition?
Would you like to additionally sign up for the Studio Intensives? This will be an extra $100 dollars, an invoice for this part of the program will be sent after our 1st meeting on January 6.

The non-refundable program fee for this program is $25

Application is closed.
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Thanks for submitting! We look forward to working with you. Please make payment. We will be in touch about the 1st meeting. If you have any questions email Chelsea at 

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