What is an image, and how do we create imagery and design to tell stories? Led by award-winning projection designer and educator Wendall Harrington, this two-session, hands-on, workshop will help you better understand how we communicate with non-verbal symbols to express ideas and emotions in support of realistic and abstract narratives.
WE HAVE RECEIVED FUNDING TO MAKE THIS COURSE FREE. REQUIRED THAT YOU ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Expected Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
- Discuss visual storytelling conceptually and practically with effective language and vocabulary.
- Apply connections between historical periods of theatre, art, culture, and society to their visual storytelling.
- Critically analyze graphic choices in design to communicate visual, conceptual, and emotional responses to an audience in support of the story, actor, the director, and the design team
- Engage in the learnable process of imagining new possibilities for visual storytelling that involve risk-taking, use of multiple strategies, and reconceiving in response to feedback.
- Engage in creative activity by conceiving and executing original visual storytelling work alone or as part of a team.
Price: FREE Session.
“Why We Make Cues” is a series of workshops with leading lighting designers Jennifer Tipton, Natasha Katz, and Mark Stanley, designed to increase your understanding of cue placement, cue rhythm & timing, and compositional sequences to support story, movement, emotion, and musical expressions. Each session will focus on the unique aspects of either text, music, or movement that impact cue placement and composition.
Sessions include discussion of source material, how to develop cue lists, and hands-on cue creation with feedback from the professional designers and participants.
An in-person, hands-on workshop. October 28, November 4, and November 11, 2023 Three Saturdays: 10:30 am-6 pm
Target audience:Emerging artists to experienced professionals. The workshop is designed to be learner-centered, and the projects will focus on real-world lighting problems and solutions.
Expected Learning outcomes: By the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:
- Create and place cues for text, movement, and music to tell compelling visual stories and support scripts, design collaborators, actors, and the director’s work.
- Describe the reasoning supporting a cueing structure.
Price: $250 each; $700 for all three in-person sessions
Jennifer Tipton, Natasha Katz, Mark Stanley
We are offering a free IN-PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer from July 26 – August 2 in Manhattan. Targeted at Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this seven-day course will include hands-on work with working professional lighting designers, a visit to see a New York show and tour backstage, and culminating in a public showing of the work accomplished during the workshop.
Course availability is strictly limited. Applications are open to students studying at all High Schools. Priority will be given to students in US Title 1 Public High Schools.
This program is sponsored by:
Hemsley Lighting Programs, ETC, 4 Wall Entertainment, PRG, The Chelsea Factory, The Joyce Theater Foundation, Lighting and Sound America, Available Light, Theater Projects, the Lighting Design Group LDG, Mickey Rolfe, Brad Schiller, Al Crawford, Rosco, SSD Board Members, and many other generous donors. We appreciate your support!
Price: FREE, entrance by application only
Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor, Stacey Boggs, Cat Cusick, Emmanuel DelGado, Venus Gulbranson, Lee Magadini, Tyler Micoleau, and Guests
Using 3D tools for sectioning and better light placement; setting up projects to share documents, resources, layers across a diverse network; creating a workflow among diverse teams. The participants will work together as a group and in smaller cohorts to create and manage large scale project to arrive at usable solutions in this hands on, problem-based course.
Three (3) three-hour Sessions, Saturdays:
January 13, 20, 27, 2024
Nick Solyom and Guests
A LIVE online interactive course
This course will take an intensive look at lighting for dance and movement. How do we think about movement and light connect? How do we talk about it with a choreographer? What useful ways to create a cue list? How do you create a light plot from contemporary equipment? What are the challenges of managing a repertory plot and database for large scale dance companies?
Three (3) online sessions: April 8, 15 and 22, 2023, 12pm – 2pm EDT, UTC-4.