Stagecraft for Beginners

Ref: C2527658

We will produce a theatre backdrop that will consist of paint on fabric/canvas and create several props from found objects and recycled materials. This will include working with timber, fabric and paper. A variety of crafts will be explored and the outcome will be used with in the community.

Course aim

This course will consist of making a backdrop of scenery and props for a local theatre group.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Make a positive contribution to the local community by working as part of a team to produce a piece of scenery to be used by a local theatrical group.
  • Apply a craft technique to either wood, fabric or paper to produce a theatrical prop, working as an individual, or with another learner.
  • Learn one special effect technique to use when painting scenery on canvas.
  • As a team, review and discuss pictures from the 1920's to identify key images to include in the set design.
  • Use the internet to source and view images of costumes and street scenes to inform a group discussion.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Stagecraft for Beginners

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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