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Wednesday, February 6
 

1:00pm

Design - It's more than a pretty picture
This workshop will explore the importance of the Design Statement and how to write one.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Bristow

Alice Bristow

KCACTF Region IV - Response Coordinator, Georgia, Berry College Theatre
Alice Bristow received her MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University. She has produced costumes for various theatres including La Jolla Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, University of Michigan, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Indianapolis Opera, the University of Colorado at Boulder... Read More →



Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

3:00pm

Costume Design and Cultural Responsibility: Inspiration vs. Appropriation
Limited Capacity full

A conversation on the cultural responsibilty of Costume Designers in an ever growing global society. Within the workshop we will discuss:

-Our own cultural backgrounds and how that can inform our work.
-Methods of research/incorporation/expression of design outside of our immediate cultural experience.
-The line between inspiration and appropriation.
-The intersections of cultures and how that can embolden and elevate a design.


Speakers
SJ

Samantha Jones

Samantha C. Jones is a Costume Designer and sometimes educator who has spent her life obsessed with what clothing tells us about the person wearing it. She holds a B.F.A. from Howard University and an M.F.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Working largely in and around... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA
 
Thursday, February 7
 

11:30am

Upcycling and recycling to make interesting costume and prop items
In a world where recycling is critical and problematic and budgets are at an all time low, upcycling has become an interesting, creative and important part of design. Finding a creative alternative can be cost effective and much more accessible than the more expensive alternative. In this workshop, the discussion about budgets will be explored as well as thinking of alternatives that are readily accessible.

Moderators
LD

Leni Dyer

Leni is an Associate Professor and Costume Designer in the Department of Theatre & Danceat Austin Peay State University. She received her BA from Kennesaw State University and her MFA from the University of Alabama. Her professional career has taken her all over the United States... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Upstate Campus-URC 219

1:00pm

DTM Resume Workshop
DTM bring your resume to get feedback. Hands on workshop.

Moderators
EM

Eric Marsh

Eric Marsh is a Professor at Sam Houston State University where he teaches Lighting and Sound Design. Eric is the KC-ACTF co-chair for DTM Region 6.

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

2:30pm

Designing with Images from Your Dreams
This workshop focuses on the dream life of the designer. Tess Castleman writes that the art of creating and manipulating images is both ancient and universal. "It is the art of capturing a psychological aspect in physical form (Sacred Dream Circles, 2009, p. 99). Participants will bring in dream images from which to work with and begin to dialogue with those images as a designer would begin to analyze a script. Working from and with these images opens the imagination to new opportunities of engagement with dramatic material, both scripted and devised.

Speakers
BP

Bess Park

Bess Park (MA/MFA) is completing her doctoral work at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she is studying Depth Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Studies. Her research focuses on the intersectionality of Somatics, Performance Studies, and Depth Psychology. Bess has been a university... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Digital Rendering with Free Programs: 3d Modeling in Sketch-up
In this workshop we explore the practical applications of working with Trimble Sketch-Up 2018. This versatile 3d-modeling program can be used for everything from perspective sketching guides to full drafting. We will explore the possibilities as a modeling program, rendering tool, sketching tool and sometimes even a basic drafting program. All are welcome, but if you have your computer, download this free program and follow along in the demo sections!

Moderators
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
The George-Rm 180

9:00am

Safety in the Theatre, playing it safe
Limited Capacity filling up

An overview of safety strategies, guidance, best practices for live events. Our industry is amazing and innovative, but sometimes our "show must go on" motto can lead to short cuts and hazards. Discussions will include recognizing issues, communicating with performers and audiences, and how to have an awesome show, where everyone goes home better than they arrived.

Moderators
DH

Danielle Hernadez

Danielle Hernandez was in the chorus of the school musical her sophomore year of high school. Her performance was quite terrible. Fortunately, junior year she joined the technical theatre crew and found her calling, which led to BA in Theatre. For more than 25 years, Danielle has... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
USC Upstate-HPAC Scene Shop

9:00am

WYSIWYG Design
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will explore the different modes of WYSIWYG Design.

CAD Mode: working in three-dimensional spaces, drawing venues, set pieces, pipes, inserting hanging structures, hanging and focusing fixtures.

Data Mode: working with spreadsheets, create and edit a patch, monitor data.

Design Mode: visualization of lighting looks, experimenting with moving lights and scenery, creating color renderings.

Presentation Mode: Create printouts, reports, pipe tapes.

Speakers
BW

Barry Whitfield

Barry received a MFA-IA from Goddard College. He is a scenographer, set, lighting and costume designer. He is currently the Theatre Manager and Technical Director for the Performing Arts Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg.Barry received meritorious design... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate- HPAC 123 WYSISWYG Lab

10:30am

Digital Rendering with Free Programs: Painting in Krita
In this workshop we explore the practical applications of working with Krita, a free painting program that can allow you to create professional pieces of art and rendering without the hefty price tag. This easy to pick up, powerful drawing program can be used for everything from renderings, to painter’s elevations. All are welcome, but if you have your computer and a digitizer pen tablet, download this free program and follow along in the demos!

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
The George-Rm 180

3:00pm

Scarf Puppetry: Makeshift Marionettes.
Come to this workshop and explore the creation of easy and elegant scarf puppets. We will use a few basic materials to explore basic marionette principals, then create a simple puppet for us to practice with and explore methods of bringing fabric and string to life.

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122

4:30pm

Modern Theatre Lighting
A demonstration of the current technology in theatre lighting today. Conducted by Productions Unlimited, this workshop will include theatrical LED fixtures, modern moving LED lights, networked lighting control, unified show control, and practical lighting effects with LED tape. A Q and A will follow.

Sponsors
avatar for Productions Unlimited Inc

Productions Unlimited Inc

Productions Unlimited, Inc. is a family-owned business founded in 1997. They specialize in the design, installation, and maintenance of theatrical equipment for a variety of performance spaces. As a Theatrical Systems Integrator, their staff of professionals has over 70 years of combined... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
 
Saturday, February 9
 

9:00am

Sketching for Beginners:
Sketching a learned skill, not a natural born talent. This means that anyone can learn, but it also means that you need to practice regularly and it is a muscle that you have to exercise. Join this workshop for a low pressure sketching exploration of space, form and learn some tips for self-correct. We will discuss the basics of sketching and explore objects we see together in practice.

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122

9:00am

Making Your Research Work For You- AND For Your Craftspeople
This workshop will explore the us of research and how you can use it to effectively communicate and collaborate with the team.

Speakers
CB

Campbell Baird

Associate Arts Professor at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts
Campbell Baird designs scenery and costumes for live theatre, dance, and opera. He also works as a scenic artist, in addition to being an Associate Arts Professor at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts for over twenty-five years. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 as a Scenic... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Upstate Campus- HPAC 234

11:00am

Drawing from Research: Inventing Things on Paper
Sketching drawing and communicating sometimes involves drawing things that you cannot look at. As developing artists, we transition from drawing real life items to ones out of our heads. Join me for a workshop on using research images to help you bridge the gap between your imagination and paper. We will discuss the basics and sketching from your imagination. We will tackle these unknown objects and then practice sketching together.

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122