Thr 376 Dyeing and Painting for the Theatre
Dyeing and Painting for the Theatre - Fall 2012
Tues/Thurs: 8:00am – 9:30am
Room: AC/W-16/Scene shop/ Art Room: S11
Office: AC/W 216 - 424-7043
Office Hours: Tues: 9:30am – 11:30am, or by appointment
Office: AC/W 220 - 424-7127
Office Hours: Wed 11:30am – 12:30pm, Tues/Thurs: 11:30am-12:30pm, or by appointment
TEXTS (recommended): Deborah Dryden: Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre Susan Crabtree and Peter Bendert: Scenic Art for the Theatre
Susan Crabtree and Peter Beudert: Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd ed.
Based on goals established by the Theatre program, the goals of this course, for the student, are: To have a broad knowledge of the processes of theatrical production; To develop a commitment to the pursuit of artistic excellence and integrity.
Theatre is a collaborative creative process requiring a broad knowledge of the human condition to be successful. The importance of theatre in society is well documented, and understanding the role it plays in society contributes to the development of a well- rounded citizen. Theatre, as with all areas of the Liberal Arts, is most effectively employed when it is built on a broad base of knowledge.
The objective of this class is to introduce the student to the principles of fabric dyeing, and painting for both scenery and costumes as it relates to theatrical production. These principles will be demonstrated through projects, presentations, and practical application. In order to pass this class, the student must demonstrate proficiency in painting and dyeing.
Six projects are required in this class. The purpose of these projects is to introduce the student to the techniques and process of dyeing and painting for theatrical venues. Each project is designed to challenge the student in different aspects of technique and process. Each project will be critiqued on the day it is due by the entire class. Class participation in the critique process is mandatory. Because many different experiences are covered in the class in a timely fashion, no late projects will be accepted.
At the beginning of each project, a lecture/demonstration will be given to familiarize the student with the purpose, demands and techniques required of a project. It is important to realize that this time will be spent establishing the base of knowledge required to execute the project.
Detailed project descriptions and processes will be available online at the D2L course website.
Project 1: Basic Techniques of Scenic Painting - Due: 9/27/12
This project will introduce the student to the basic materials, tools and techniques used in scene painting. Project will be graded on the student’s knowledge of the basic materials and tools, and visual proficiency in each of the techniques demonstrated.
Project 2: Basic Techniques of Fabric Dyeing - Due: 10/16/12
This project will introduce the student to the basic techniques of fabric dyeing using a variety of dyes including: Union dyes, Fiber Reactive Dyes and Direct Dyes. Project will be graded based on proficiency demonstrated in basic dyeing techniques for each dye class.
Project 3: Scenic Painting: Realistic Textures and Types - Due: 10/30/12
This project will introduce the student to techniques used in wood, marble, and metal replication for the stage. Project will be graded on visual proficiency demonstrated for each of the techniques listed above.
Project 4: Fabric: Discharge and Resist Dyeing - Due: 11/13/12
This project will introduce the student to the basic techniques of fabric dyeing using color removal products and resists. Techniques include: Stripping and lightening fabric color, in addition to using resists to create Shibori and Batik patterns. Project will be graded on proficiency demonstrated for each of the techniques listed above.
Project 5: Scenic Painting: Traditional Backdrops - Due: 12/13/12
This project will take students through the step-by-step process of painting a traditional backdrop. Student will be given a landscape painting to use in creating the backdrop. Project will be graded on the ability of the student to replicate the painting in color and light source, and visual proficiency of the scenic painting techniques demonstrated.
Project 6: Fabric: Painting Techniques - Due: 12/13/12
This project will introduce the student to the techniques used in painting and printing on fabric. Techniques include: Direct Painting, and Block Printing. Project will be graded based on creativity and proficiency demonstrated for each of the techniques listed above.
Brushes, scenic paint, dye, fabric and safety materials will be provided for the student. Student should come to class in appropriate attire for painting and dyeing. Paint clothing is needed by September 20th. Substantial shoes (sneakers or boots - no sandals or heels) should be worn when working in either the scenic or costume area.
Attendance will be taken. Two unexcused class absences will not affect the grade, however, unexcused absences in excess of two will decrease the overall class grade by 2 points for each absence thereafter. Because it is important to keep up with the time schedule allotted, no late projects will be accepted without documentation in accordance with the Dean of Students policy on absences.
PROJECT 1: Basic Techniques of Scenic Painting 15%
PROJECT 2: Basic Techniques of Fabric Dyeing 15%
PROJECT 3: Scenic: Realistic Textures and Types 15%
PROJECT 4: Fabric: Discharge and Resist Dyeing 15%
PROJECT 5: Scenic: Traditional Backdrops 20%
PROJECT 6: Fabric: Painting Techniques 20%
Dyeing and Painting for the Theatre
Class Schedule- Fall Semester 2012
6 Intro to Course/ Color Theory
11 Color: Additive/Subtractive
13 Intro to Scenic Painting
18 Scenic: Basic Techniques
20 Scenic: Basic Techniques
25 Scenic: Basic Techniques
27 Present project #1
2 Intro to Fabric Dyeing (FD pp 6-8, 17-29)
4 Fabric: Union Dyes (FD pp 50-52)
9 Fabric: Fiber Reactive Dyes (FD pp 32-37)
11 Fabric: Direct Dyes (FD pp 43-45)
16 Present project #2
18 Scenic: Realistic Textures/types
23 Scenic: Realistic Textures/types
25 Scenic: Realistic Textures/types
30 Present project #3
1 Fabric: Strip and lighten color (FD pp 53-57)
6 Fabric: Shibori Technique (FD pp 95-103)
8 Fabric: Batik Technique (FD pp 104-112)
13 Present project #4
15 Scenic: Traditional Backdrop
20 Scenic: Traditional Backdrop
22 THANKSGIVING BREAK
27 Scenic: Traditional Backdrop
29 Scenic: project Workday
4 Fabric: Painting with dyes (FD pp 67-91)
6 Fabric: Block Printing (FD pp 112-123)
11 Fabric: project Workday (FD pp 183-187)
13 Present projects #5 and #6
*Notes: Reading material related to class lecture/demos is indicated next to class listing.
FD indicates material from the Fabric Dyeing book
** Scenic painting classes will meet in the Scene Shop, 1st floor of the Fredric March Theatre.
*** Dye classes will be held in the Art Department, basement classroom S11.