2013 Summer Courses

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2013 Summer Courses
www.stratfordoffthewall.com
www.stratfordoffthewall.com
2013 Summer Courses
WEEK 1
July 15 – 19
Orientation*
WEEK 2
July 22 – 26
Artistic Welding
(Advanced)
36 HOURS
• Interpret set
drawings
•A
dvanced welding
skills that apply
to artistic set
elements
Set Construction
(Advanced)
32 HOURS
• Interpret set
drawings
• Advanced
construction
techniques
using a variety
Set Construction
of materials that
(Beginners)
apply to artistic set
36 HOURS
elements
• Interpret set
drawings
Artistic Welding
•D
rafting, cutting,
(Beginners)
fitting, fastening,
32 HOURS
sanding, rigging
• Interpret set
•C
onstruction
drawings
techniques using a
• Bending & welding
variety of materials
techniques used
in the creation of
stage sets
WEEK 3
July 29 – Aug 2
Mask Making
(Advanced &
Beginners)
36 HOURS
• Interpret set
drawings
•P
laster of Paris
face moulds
• Plaster casts
•P
lasticine
modeling
•V
acuum forming
•M
asks from wire
& tape, foil and
other techniques
• Mask decorating
Designer: John Pennoyer
WEEK 4
Aug 5 – 9
Scenic Painting
(Advanced &
Beginners)
36 HOURS
• Colour theory
• Mixing
• Chemical
Compatibility
• Marble effect
• Brick & concrete
facades
• Wood graining
• Continental
painting
• Show curtains
• Aging &
Breakdown
• Gridding &
Scaling up
WORKSHOP
July 8 – 12
Millinery
How to build a hat!
36 HOURS
• Analyzing/
designing and
patterning a hat
shape of choice
• Constructing a
buckram frame
• Draping/covering
and lining
• The “blocking”
technique, as
it pertains to
buckram
This course will
also accommodate
students who
wish to make
FASCINATORS or
SOFT-FORM HATS.
WEEK 5
Aug 12 – 16
WEEK 6
Aug 19 – 23
Prop Making
(Advanced)
36 HOURS
• Meet with designer
• Individual and
group projects
using variety
of construction
methods &
materials
Setting The Scene
(Advanced)
36 HOURS
• Set installation
and assembly
• Set decoration
• Vacuum forming
trims & decor
• Painting the Scene
• Lighting the Scene
Setting The Scene
(Beginners)
36 HOURS
• Set installation
and assembly
• Set decoration
• Vacuum forming
trims & decor
• Painting the Scene
• Lighting the Scene
Prop Making
(Beginners)
36 HOURS
• Meet with designer
• Individual and
group projects
using variety
of construction
methods &
materials
Public Presentation
Weeks 1 through 6 represent the individual courses that make up Off The Wall’s six-week Theatre Production Arts program.
*Day 1 Orientation includes: a tour of the Factory163 facility, safety training, Festival ticket selection, a tour of the Stratford Festival facilities
(Costume/Props Warehouse, Archives, Backstage), review of the text source for the set to be designed, a meeting with designer, John Pennoyer
and team, examination of designer’s drawings and blocking the set footprint.
Your Destination for theatre PRODUCTION arts training in Canada
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER?
Recognized as a leader in backstage production arts training,
Off The Wall offers courses and workshops that provide students
with the skills they need for apprenticeships, employment or
further study in theatre.
Off The Wall instructors are professional artists from the Stratford Festival
who bring a lifetime of experience in backstage production arts to their
students. Classes are held in the Desmond Heeley Studio at Factory163 in
Stratford, Ontario, in an intimate, hands-on environment.
Whether you attend Off The Wall’s weekend workshops or the six-week
summer course (see reverse for details), you will receive “real-world”
experience. It’s a rare opportunity to learn behind-the-scene techniques
from some of North America’s most accomplished theatre artists.
Perhaps you hope to pursue a career in backstage theatre production, or
simply wish to fulfill your creative dreams… Off The Wall sets the stage.
2013 Fall Weekend Workshops
Scenic Painting
Mask Making
Set Design
Advanced Bijoux
Faux Food
Wig-Making
Marionettes & Puppets
Artistic Welding
September 7/8 and 14/15
September 7/8 and 14/15
September 21/22
September 28/29 and October 5/6
October 5/6 and 19/20
October 19/20 and 26/27
November 2/3 and 23/24
November 9/10 and 16/17
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
www.stratfordoffthewall.com
or contact us for details at:
[email protected]
@offthewallstrat
Stratford Artists Alliance
Factory163 [the space to create]
163 King Street Stratford ON N5A 4S2
519 275 2554
Off The Wall… Setting the Stage for your future