Training Opportunity

Scenic Art

This five-day in-person course in scenic art led by Vanessa Cass, Head of Design Realisation at Guildhall School, will introduce you to scenic painting techniques used to create realistic backdrops and set pieces for theatre, events and TV.

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 16 and over, with an interest in learning new painting skills and more about the role of a scenic artist

All levels of ability are welcome

What can I expect?

You will learn:

How to scale up from a designer’s model

Techniques for transferring an image

How to prepare a surface for painting

The correct way to mix colours

The appropriate choice of equipment and materials for your paint finish

How to achieve a range of paint effects like wood, stone, metal and marble

How to use textures to replicate bricks, plaster and concrete

You will work on a small backcloth on the paint frame and individual canvases of Trompe L’oeil painting (an art technique which means to 'deceive the eye' in French). Pieces of work can be taken home throughout the week.

Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged

Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity