Experience Opportunity

Introduction to Prop Making

Ignite your passion for performance and production with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s short courses. Our courses offer a wide range of opportunities to hone your craft and expand your repertoire, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced professional.

Guided by industry-leading practitioners, these courses provide unparalleled training and mentorship in an environment that fosters artistic growth and collaboration.

Introduction to Prop Making, Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 August, 2024 | £340 | Beginners, 18+ 

The intensive, 3-day Introduction to Prop Making course has been designed as a practical exploration of different techniques to create larger-than-life props. The workshop will cover essential skills like carpentry, laser cutting, sculpting, casting and mould-making.

Learning will take place in a supportive, hands-on environment where you learn the art of prop making from experienced professionals. In this course, you will:

• Learn how to use hand tools and workshop machines, and construct a stool using mortise and tenon joints;

• Sculpt an animal in clay, create a one-part mould in plaster, and reproduce the sculpt in latex;

• Work at scale to create larger than life food props – create a sculpt, learn how to use silicone to cast the sculpt and reproduce the object with tinted fast cast resins.

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