High School Student’s Summer Intensive Workshop in Light

We are offering a free IN PERSON course in design for current High School Students this summer from July 7 – 10, 2022 at the Chelsea Factory in Manhattan. Targeted to Rising Juniors and Seniors currently studying in High School, this four day course will include hands-on work with working professional lighting designers, a visit to see a New York show and tour backstage, and culminate in a public showing of the work accomplished during the workshop.

Course availability is strictly limited. Priority will be given to students studying in Title 1 Public High Schools in New York & New Jersey.

This course has been generously sponsored by:

Please consider making a donation to Studio School of Design to help make programs like this possible.

Price: FREE
Program Facilitator(s):

Mark Stanley, Clifton Taylor and Guests

More Information:

Tentative Schedule (subject to change, please check back for further developments):

Thursday, July 7, 2022:

9-10:30 Session 1  What is Light 1 – Angle

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12 Session 2 What is Light 2 – Color

12-1 Lunch

1-3 Session 3  What is Light 3 – Distribution

3-3:30 Free time Break

3:30-5 Session 4 What is Light 4 – Movement

Friday, July 8, 2022

9-10:30 Session 1  Telling a Story with Light

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12 Session 2 Telling a Story with Light

12-1 Lunch

1-3 Session 3

3-3:30 Free time Break

3:30-5 Session 4

Saturday, July 9, 2022

9-10:30 Session 1  Resume/Portfolio Building

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12 Session 2 So You want to be a lighting design?  How and where?

12-1 Lunch/ preshow talk with designer

1-1:30 travel

3-5 Show Matinee and backstage tour

Sunday, July 10, 2022

9-10:30 Session 1  Building Your Lighting Story

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12 Session 2 Building Your Lighting Story

12-1 Lunch

1-3 Session 3  Building Your Lighting Story

3-3:30 Free time / Setup showing

3:30-5 Demo showing for family/friends and final reception

Learning Outcomes from this workshop:

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Use light and design to articulate the fundamental qualities of light in terms of intensity, angle, color, movement, distribution (form and rhythm).
  • Create their own lighting design and document it through the creation of a portfolio-ready short video that communicates a lighting ‘story’ around the themes of time-of-day and place, style, supporting scenic and costume elements, and consideration and use of abstract compositional elements.
  • Create their own starter professional resume with an understanding of the jobs that are present in the lighting industry
  • Articulate available pathways to a professional career through an understanding of educational and pre-professional opportunities currently available
  • Create a rudimentary light plot for inclusion in a portfolio that follows the form of a professional drawing package
  • Create a professionally formed “Magic Sheet” that explains the lighting systems present in the plot and the design.
  • Take Photographs of their design for inclusion in their portfolio.
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Program Facilitator(s)

photograph of Mark Stanley

Mark Stanley

Director, President
photograph of Clifton Taylor

Clifton Taylor

Director, Vice President, Secretary