1st Edition

Scene Painting Projects for Theatre

By Stephen Sherwin Copyright 2006
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    The art, practice, and technique of scene painting is an essential part of theatre design. A scenic artist is responsible for translating the vision of the scenic designer to the realized scenery.

    Unlike all other scene painting books, this text will take you step-by-step through actual individual scene painting projects. Each project is commonly used in theatrical productions and each project builds upon the skills learned in the previous lesson. From wood and marble, to foliage and drapery, this book will teach the you how to become a skilled scenic painter.

    Table of Contents:

    Project thumbnails
    Color Samples
    Project 1 Flat construction and Preparation
    Project 2 Texture techniques
    Project 3 Spattered and sponged wall
    Project 4 Distressed wall with wainscot
    Project 5 Textured wall with bevelled block
    Project 6 Weathered wood
    Project 7 Pastoral landscape-cartoon
    Project 8 Bookshelf
    Project 9 Books added to bookshelf
    Project 10 Marble
    Project 11 Lattice portal
    Project 12 Foliage added to lattice
    Project 13 Field stone and brownstone
    Project 14 Brick
    Project 15 Clapboard wall, door, and shutter
    Project 16 Ornament
    Project 17 Wallpaper
    Project 18 Drapery
    Final Exam/Project


    Is the Director of Design and Technology at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He has over 150 productions under his belt as a scenic designer and and over 150 as an actor, a lighting designer, technical director, or musical director. He is a seasonal instructor at the renown Cobalt Studios and has also been a topic speaker at USITT for several years.