Maker Camps: Costume and Theatre Set Design
Costume Design and Leathercraft
In the morning Costume Design and Leathercraft session, students will learn to create leather clothing and costume pieces using both modern techniques such as laser cutting and traditional skills such as hand-tooling and embossing. The design process will be a focus, as students will identify objectives for their piece, sketch out designs by hand or using CAD, add detail with tooling, mold the leather, and finish with dye and paint. Thus, students will learn the skills that are commonly used to make belts, wallets, and saddles, but in this course, they will be encouraged to create theatre costume elements such as masks, chest pieces, and shoulder pauldrons.
Dates: June 5-16 and June 19-30
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $250 for two weeks, $215 if taken with Set Design / Woodworking
Set Design and Woodworking
The afternoon Set Design and Woodworking session will provide the opportunity to design functional, physical objects and then fabricate them with professional woodworking tools. The design process will be crucial, especially because students must consider structural integrity and consider load bearing strength. Students will learn how to safely operate power woodworking tools that will give them a solid foundation that can be used to custom build common domestic items such as bookshelves, picture frames, tables, and planter boxes, but students will be encouraged to collaborate with the Bas Bleu acting camp to add props to their set pieces.