Mon 20 - Sun 26 Aug 2012 | 10am-6pm
A week-long course offering an introduction to theatre design.
Formerly the Theatre Design Summer School, this is a unique introduction to designing for live performance. Ideal for anyone with a background in art, design, theatre or performance looking to extend their knowledge and explore how theatre design works, this course offers a hands-on introduction to the concepts and practical skills needed to work in the industry.
The Theatre Design Summer School is now part of Scenehouse, a new Scottish organisation dedicated to investigating and teaching the creation of visual and spatial worlds as a part of performance in all its forms.
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FEEDBACK FROM LAST YEAR’S COURSE //
“I’ve learnt to do so many things this week. The amount of serious thought that goes into the process; it took a lot of getting my head round. The teaching is so diverse, so many skills and such a lot of knowledge. It’s an experience I probably couldn’t find anywhere else. It’s been a huge journey, tiring but fantastic.”
“[The course] shows you what you can work with, and what you can do. I thought it would be aimed at people from a visual background, but I got a lot out of it as a writer. I think it’s shown me that design is narrative.”
“The key thing I’ve learnt is how important the approach to process is for design. I’m not used to working at that acute level. It takes you through being really free and open with your ideas to honing them down, critiquing them, and building them back up into something concrete. Design is problem solving. Sometimes you meet a brick wall, and this has shown me how to think a way over, under, round it. It’s been a full on week – 10 till 8 every day. You go to bed and your head is still buzzing.”
Mary, Fine Artist
“The course gave me a clear sense of the whole process – from first ideas, to achieving a physical presence on the stage. I see my existing skills from a new perspective – it’s been good for improving my ideas about presentation and communication. In theatre, model making is a form of communication. It’s all about conveying concepts.”
“The week has been exhausting but absolutely fantastic. We crammed as much as we could into every minute. It’s given me a much deeper understanding of the shared responsibility of storytelling – how all the aspects of design: set, costume, lighting and sound, play their part.”
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”