Off the Wall

EXCITING COURSES ON OFFER:

SUMMER SESSIONS 2020

During July and August, we offer week-long courses focusing on specific skills that give learners a flavour of the world of theatre production arts.​ 

We also offered a certificate in Theatre Production Arts.  This is for students who enrol in and successfully complete five week-long courses during the summer. This 5 course "package" is available at a discounted cost.

PACKAGE DEALS - Take multiple courses and save!

Option 1  ​​Combine a course with any other one-week course and you will save $50 for each additional one-week course.

​Course 1 full price

Course 2 $50 discount

Course 3 $100 discount

This discount offer is limited to 3 courses. 

How do I take  advantage of package deal offer?

​If you are interested in two or three courses, register and pay the deposit for each course. Our Registrar will then calculate the discount and invoice you for the balance owing via PayPal.

Option 2  Take five one-week courses and receive an

Off the Wall Theatre Production Arts Certificate (TPA)Cost for the TPA program is $2000, representing  a discount of $110 to $125 per course. All materials are supplied. Please note there will be a material surcharge of $35 for Artistic Welding, Makeup Intensive and Scenic Art Drops & Murals.

​Participants also receive complimentary tickets for many Stratford Festival productions.

Introduction to Costume Design

Introduction to Costume Design may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

​ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: TAMARA MARIE KUCHERAN

Dates: July 6 - 10, 2020

Cost: $510

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

During this intensive, one-week introductory course, participants gain an understanding of the principles of design and how costume defines and supports character.

In this course students will learn and expand on the following skills:

Previous drawing experience is an asset.  Before the first class, participants are asked to read a play text, which will be emailed in advance.

​Please indicate your related experience when you register.

Artistic Welding 

Artistic Welding may be taken as part of the

Theatre Production Arts certificate.

​ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: FRANK HOLTE

​Dates:  Session 1 -  July 13 to 17, 2020

             Session 2 -  July 20 to 24, 2020

​Cost: $560

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

In this intensive, one-week course, discover the excitement and satisfaction of crafting in metal. Explore how to manipulate steel by bending, welding and texturing it to give life to your creative expression.

​In this course participants will learn and expand skills used in building stage sets and props:

​This is not a ticketed course. It is an artistic welding course meant to challenge students in the fascinating world of metalworking. Both sessions of Artistic Welding cover the above techniques, enabling participants to heighten their skill levels with imaginative projects.

​Please indicate your related experience when you register.

​Each participant is asked to let Frank know of a design that they are interested in creating. This information will be required when you register.

​​Theatrical Carpentry

Theatrical Carpentry may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: JEREMY COX

Two - one-week courses

​Dates:     Introductory:      July 13 to 17, 2020

               Intermediate:      July 20 to 24, 2020

Cost: $525

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Strong theatrical carpentry skills are essential to creating sets and props that capture the theatre goers imagination.

During the introductory, one-week course, participants will learn skills and practice a variety of techniques used by scenic carpenters:

​Interpret set designs and develop working drawings from them;

​​During the Intermediate one-week course, participants will expand on the above skills. In addition participants will:

Introduction to Set Design

Introduction to Set Design may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

​ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: TAMARA MARIE KUCHERAN

Dates: July 27 - 31, 2020

Cost: $510

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This course is designed for those with limited practical experience in set design.  It is ideal for theatre directors, actors, teachers and community theatre volunteers. Those interested in pursuing a degree or career in design should view this course as preparatory to the commencement of professional study.

​Prior to the start date, participants will become familiar with an assigned script. Together, they will learn how to analyze and break down a script, conceive a set concept, and communicate their design ideas to the director, set builders and other collaborators. 

In the course, participants will: 

​​Note: During the course, participants will have an opportunity to watch a set changeover at the Stratford Festival.

Mask Making

 Mask Making may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

​ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE JAMIESON

Dates:  August 3 to 7, 2020

Cost: $530

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

In this intensive, one-week course, participants learn to sculpt, construct and decorate theatrical masks using a variety of materials to create fantastical stage beings. 

​Students will learn and expand on the following skills:

​ Please indicate your related experience when you register.

Prop Making

 ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE JAMIESON

AUGUST 10 to 14, 2020

Cost: $510

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Target enrolment: 12 students

During this intensive, one-week course students will be guided through the creative process of prop building. Students will start from a drawing or an image and progress to a completed object using different materials, techniques and methodology.

In this course students will learn and expand on the followings skills:

​Please indicate your related experience when you register.

Prop Making may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

​Participants also receive complimentary tickets for many Stratford Festival productions.

 

Make up Intensive

Theatrical, Specialty and Special Effects Makeup

Makeup Intensive may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.
ARTIST INSTRUCTORS: NINA MUELLER;  GEORGIA STEEL
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: ERICA CROFT
 
Dates: July 27 - 31, 2020

Cost: $560

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

During this comprehensive hands-on course, discover an exciting variety of theatrical makeup techniques, tips and tricks from a team of specialty makeup professionals. 

Practice basic male and female stage makeup and explore a variety of character looks, applying aging and bruising, bald caps and facial hair. 

​Build reusable 3-D prosthetics, such as noses, forehead shapes and chins, and learn to paint them for a finished look. Construct fake teeth to fit over your own. Create and apply makeup to disposable prosthetics for an assortment of special effects, including wounds, scars, lacerations and bullet holes.

​Observe how receding hairlines and lace-backed mustaches, beards and mutton chops are created for professional theatre, and practice a low-cost alternative, laying your own crepe wool facial hair. 

​Observe and practice body- and face-painting techniques; in particular, apply white-face specialty makeup used for cirque, mime, Geisha, sugar skull or zombie looks. Explore the ever-expanding and colourful world of face and body art.

​Discover theatrical and special-event makeup, such as male and female drag, painted alcohol-based tattoos, glitter and henna tattoos, crystal tattoos incorporating gemstones, and learn eyelash application techniques.

​In this makeup intensive, students will:

Scenic Art Drops & Murals

Scenic Art Drops & Murals can be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: TBA

Dates:  August 17 - 21, 2020

Cost: $560 

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This one-week course is designed for artists who have either finished our introductory scenic paint class or who would like to use their current painting skills to GO BIG. The focus is on the process of creating a large-scale theatrical drop: taking a design image from the page to the stage - from layout to a painted drop. The methods, shortcuts and secrets used by the professional scenic artist, spanning hundreds of years, will be explained giving the participant the opportunity to execute and take away their own piece of theatrical art.

 

In this course you will learn and expand on the following skills:

​ Please indicate your related experience when you register.

​The course fee covers the cost of basic materials.

Location: Brunswick Centre (located adjacent to Factory163,

        163 King Street,

Stratford N5A 4S2

​Target enrollment: 8 students

Millinery 

The Art of Hat Making

Millinery  may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

ARTIST INSTRUCTOR: MONICA VIANI

Dates: August 24 to 28, 2020

Cost: $560

Target enrollment 6 students


Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Farthingales Studio

              20 Monteith Avenue, 

              Stratford N5A 2P4

This one-week course is designed to teach the process of analyzing, designing, patterning and building your own unique hat shape! 

Students will be exposed to the "blocking" technique as it pertains to blocked hats. The course will also accommodate participants who wish to make fascinators or soft-form hats.

Classes are held in a professional Millinery Studio where participants will have access to special equipment and materials of the craft. A tour of the hat collection at the Stratford Festival Warehouse is also included.

​​In this course students will learn and expand on the following skills:

​​​​Participants are asked to bring design ideas/inspirations (magazine cut outs, printed images from the web), paper and fabric scissors, measuring tape and straight pins. Previous sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.

​. Please indicate your related experience when you register.

​Participants also receive complimentary tickets for many Stratford Festival productions.

 

 Setting the Scene

ARTIST INSTRUCTORS: JEREMY COXKEVIN KEMP, and DEB ERB

Dates:  August 17 to 28, 2020

Cost: $300

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Target enrolment 20 students

​Embark on a two-week adventure creating a unique museum display!

Imagine being let loose in the wardrobe, props, carpentry and scenic art shops at the Stratford Festival. In Setting the Scene, you’ll learn a variety of theatre production skills from seasoned artists who work in these shops making theatre magic on the stages at Stratford. 

​Combine theatre props, masks, set pieces, costumes, artifacts and Festival memorabilia to present a rich and textured experience about the Stratford Festival’s storied past. In this course, you’ll recreate these elements for a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Stratford Perth Museum.

​​Bring your ingenuity and resourcefulness to this comprehensive two-week course. Learn valuable theatre production skills, such as carpentry, prop making, scenic painting and costume making, as you progress from design to installation.

​The cost of tuition for this exciting new community collaboration is greatly reduced, thanks to a grant from Stratford Perth Community Foundation Smart and Caring Communities Fund. 

A wonderful introduction to Theatre Arts in General, this course always fills up quickly, so please sign up early! 

​Please indicate your related experience when you register.

 

This is an excellent learning opportunity for everyone who enjoys working with their hands.  Many of the skills can carry over into other facets of life, not just theatre!  It is highly recommended.



 

Hanover Community Players

443 10th Avenue, Hanover ON N4N 2P1

519-506-6902 (Box-office, active only one month prior to production)

info@hanovercommunityplayers.ca

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