Have you ever wondered how theatrical designers generate dynamic, unusual and extraordinary ideas? This hands-on virtual seminar provides an introduction to the process of design development through research, sketching and collaboration. It is geared towards all skill levels and is an essential workshop for students interested in exploring their analytical skills and creative abilities.
The workshop emphasizes cultivation of creativity and development of ideas. Participants learn the process of artistic collaboration, paying particular attention to the relationship between the director, designer, and lead artisans. Class work is focused on the practice of basic design and construction techniques including perspective sketching, figure drawing, painting, construction, model-making, rendering, and technical drafting skills. Guided activities help students learn to devise concepts and create inspired visual imagery with ease and efficiency.
The 10-week course focuses on careful analysis, research and creation of a visual field that supports and enhances a narrative. All students will be required to think about scenic, costumes and lighting design as emphasis is placed on creation of the “overall environment” of a play. Students are encouraged to use the full extent of their creative ability and to unleash their imaginations in order to realize a broad range of aptitude and potential as artists and critical thinkers.