High School Student’s Summer Intensive Workshop in Light

Inaugural Class of 2022. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

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.

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:

9:00-9:30 Meetup & Welcome

9:30 – 10:00 Musical Freethinking

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction to the workshop, activities and outcomes

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:30 Session 1  What is Light 1 – Angle

11:30 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions on Angle, Discussion & Critique

12:30-1 Lunch

1:00 – 1:30  Introduction to the Lighting Console

1:30 – 3:00 Session 2 What is Light 2 – Color

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions on Color, Discussion & Critique

Friday, July 8, 2022

9:00 – 9:15  Meetup & Welcome

9:15 – 9:45  What is Light – Distribution

9:45 – 11:00 Breakout Sessions, Discussion & Critique

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45 Telling a Story with Light: 1

11:45 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 Telling a Story with Light: 2

1:30 – 2:00  Discussion and Critique

2:00 – 3:15  What is Light: Movement & Cueing

3:15 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions, Discussion & Critique

Saturday, July 9, 2022

9:00 – 9:15  Meetup & Welcome

9:15 – 10:15  Resume and Portfolio Building

10:15 -10:30  Break

10:30 – 11:30  So You want to be a lighting designer?  How and where?

11:30 – 12:00  Building your Lighting Story – Lighting for Music

12:00 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 1:00  Walk to Theater

1:00 – 1:30  Preshow talk

1:30 – 3:45  Show, MOMIX at the Joyce Theater

3:45 – 4:15  Post Show Talk

Sunday, July 10, 2022

9-9:30  Welcome and Recap Discussion

9:30 – 11:30  Breakout Sessions to work on Music Project

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 12:30pm Discussion and Critique

12:30pm – 1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 Breakout Sessions to continue work on Music Project

2:30 – 2:45 Break

3:45 – 3:30 Discussion: Reflection on the Workshop, Wrap up

3:30 – 3:45  Doors open, Meet and Greet, Networking with Guests

3:45 – 4:45  Demo Showing for friends and family

4:45 – 5:15  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.

This course has been generously underwritten by:

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

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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

Stacey Boggs

Program Facilitator