Prop Making

Join us on this four day course as you work alongside a professional prop maker to learn the hands on skills and techniques needed to create life like props. From plaster casting and mould-making, to latex techniques and poly carving, we will equip you with the fundamental skills required to recreate objects no matter how weird or wonderful! We will also introduce you to modelling, painting and texture covering...

Taught by: Mary Tryfonos.

Description

Join us on this four day course as you work alongside a professional prop maker to learn the hands on skills and techniques needed to create life like props. From plaster casting and mould-making, to latex techniques and poly carving, we will equip you with the fundamental skills required to recreate objects no matter how weird or wonderful! We will also introduce you to modelling, painting and texture covering.
 
Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have gained an insight into the basic skills used by professional Prop Makers. You will have developed your knowledge, skills and interest in prop making upon which you may wish to develop through future studies.

Who Should Attend
The course will suit anyone wishing to learn about the processes involved with making props, whether you simply have an interest in designing and making or are considering a future in theatre, television, film or the exhibition industry. No previous experience in prop making is required.

Course Level
Beginners




Tutor information

Mary Tryfonos is a prop and mask maker. She has worked extensively in theatre for many years at organisations including the English National Opera, Chichester Festival Theatre, English National Ballet, Plymouth Theatre Royal and the National Theatre. She is an Associate Lecturer for the University of the Arts London and teaches Theatre Foundation at Camberwell College of Arts.


Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • An apron

  • Closed toed shoes

  • Scissors

  • A selection of brushes

  • A palette

  • A note book and pen

  • A jam jar

  • A piece of fruit – (you will use this to cast from)

Please note that most of the materials needed for short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.




Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 15/12/2016Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Merton Hall Rd - SW19 Add to Basket
10/04/2017 - 13/04/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Merton Hall Rd - SW19 Add to Basket
17/07/2017 - 21/07/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£615Available Merton Hall Rd - SW19 Add to Basket