Instructor Ray Palasz leads this introductory course in using SketchUp in the classroom.

This course is broken down into five easy modules. One, downloading the program. Two, getting started with using the program. Three, drawing two and three-dimensional objects. Four, using the 3D warehouse, which will save you and your students tons of time. And five, a sample assignment and assessment for your students.

Each module also comes with a handout with visuals from SketchUp to guide you through the process. You will learn how SketchUp can add so much to your program.

Course Summary

Standards Addressed

6 Modules
55 minutes
2 Credit Hours

technical theatre

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Course Outline

Module 0: Introduction 1:44
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Module 1: Downloading SketchUp 6:43
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Module 2: The Basics 9:18
Module 3: Drawing Capabilities 12:05
Module 4: SketchUp 3D Warehouse 12:20
Module 5: Set Design Project 13:25

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Standards Addressed

Alberta, Canada


California VAPA Standards (2019)


7.TH:Cr1 Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work

7.TH:Cr1.c - Explain and present solutions to design challenges in a drama/ theatre work.

6.TH:Cr1 Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work

6.TH:Cr1.c - Identify solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

6.TH:Pr5 Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

6.TH:Pr5.b - Articulate how technical theatre elements are integrated into a drama/ theatre work.

Georgia Performance Standards 2010 - Theatre Arts


Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE III

TAHSTTIII.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Designs and creates programs, posters, and two or more of the following for a theatre, film, television, or electronic media production: tickets, flyers, print ads, print media, or public service announcements for television or radio
b. Interprets a formal production, using costumes, props, and make-up to support the interpretation
c. Analyzes safety practices and procedures relevant to technical theatre, including practices related to emotional and physical well-being
d. Identifies and uses properties, costumes, scenery, lighting, and sound to define and support character, environment, mood, action, and theme and to alter space to create suitable environments for dramatic play and performance
e. Demonstrates the use of observation from nature, society, or research as a means to enhance the script, performance, or design.

TAHSTTIII.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Scenery and Properties)
a. Creates a scale model of a three-dimensional form from design drawings
b. Builds a scale model of a setting for a stage or film/video
c. Designs and implements technical elements for theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions based on designs from a concept and in collaboration with a director

TAHSTTIII.7 - Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
a. Reviews and analyzes live performances and makes informed responses by identifying the elements of production—directing, design, and acting
b. Describes, analyzes, and evaluates artistic choices in scenic presentations

Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE II

TAHSTTII.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Interprets, prepares, and presents elements of technical theatre to enhance a scene
b. Creates a two-dimensional study of a three-dimensional object, using scale drawings, perspective drawings, blueprints, or computer renderings to design scenery, costumes, and properties
c. Analyzes and justifies design choices
d. Applies the principles, elements, characteristics, and functions of design to a theatrical production
e. Analyzes dramatic texts for theme/s, settings, era, style, genre, and characters to determine technical requirements
f. Applies knowledge of design principles and elements to set and property design, costumes, lighting, sound, and makeup
g. Collaborates with the director to develop concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions
h. Incorporates the use of technological advances in theatre and other disciplines to create formal and informal theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions

TAHSTTII.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Develops designs that use visual elements to clearly convey environments suggested by the text
b. Illustrates the use of line, shape, texture, color, space, and balance to represent the environment of a plot
c. Designs original ground plans and set designs for a variety of dramatic works
d. Develops technical designs based on design concepts (e.g., musical and visual art principles) that meet the requirements of the dramatic work, film/video, and electronic media production

TAHSTTII.7 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Examines the roles and responsibilities of various technical positions in the production process
b. Researches and reports on available careers in theatre technology and design
c. Reflects on personal career interests, choices, and their relationship to a theatre career

TAHSTTII.8 - Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
a. Analyzes technical choices in formal and informal presentations
b. Assesses and revises personal design choices based on feedback from a director
c. Justifies how line, shape, texture, color, space, balance, and/or pattern help illustrate the environment of a story
d. Interprets technical elements in a variety of performed dramatic works including theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions
e. Evaluates the effectiveness of lighting, sound, scenery, properties, costumes, and makeup choices in communicating the concept of a production
f. Determines how the historical and cultural influences of technical elements affect a variety of performed dramatic works
g. Critiques live performances with informed responses by identifying the elements of production, including directing, design, and acting

Grade 9-12 - TECHNICAL THEATRE I

TAHSTTI.1 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Compares and contrasts the characteristics of different types of performance spaces such as a proscenium stage, studio/black box, thrust stage, classroom, arena, or found space.
b. Analyzes ways in which the characteristics of a performance space can influence production decisions properties, lighting, sound, costuming, and makeup
d. Creates a chart of the responsibilities of technical personnel, including designers, builders, and operators
e. Demonstrates theatre safety practices as well as an ethical use of available technology and resources
f. Considers the interrelated nature of lighting, costumes, makeup, sound, properties, scenery, acting, and direction to create in a unified theatrical production
g. Researches and selects lighting, sound, scenery, properties, costumes, and makeup to help create a particular theatrical environment
h. Selects, documents, and arranges props, furniture, costumes, and sound to create the setting and environment of the plot
i. Uses standard safety and operating procedures for tools and equipment used in formal and informal theatre, film/video, and electronic media productions

TAHSTTI.2 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre (Sets and Properties)
a. Uses power tools under the operating and safety guidelines to construct theatre sets and props
b. Collaborates with other group members to design and construct a variety of functional scenic devices for a formal production
c. Describes and/or documents through words, drawings, technical elements, the setting and environment of a plot,
d. Uses available art materials, tools, and/or stock scenery to create and convey props and/or setting
e. Constructs or locates appropriate props to enhance a scene or production

TAHSTTI.6 - Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
a. Evaluates artistic choices in informal and formal productions, renderings, and models
b. Critiques and analyzes constructive criticism of projects, plans, or ideas
c. Evaluates the playing space and setting used for a variety of dramatic works, classroom scenes, and informal and formal productions
d. Analyzes the technical elements – lights, sound, set, costumes – of live and recorded performances
e. Appraises the artistic choices – director, actor, style – evident in a live or recorded performance

Grade 9-12 - FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE II

TAHSFTII.4 - Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
a. Identifies and defines the various roles of production personnel (sound/lighting, set, scenic, costume, makeup, marketing, and business aspects)
b. Identifies and applies basic elements and procedures involved in the construction of props, scenery, and platforms.
c. Distinguishes between effective and ineffective artistic designs
d. Infers elements of artistic design from scripts
e. Formulates a conceptualization of artistic design from scripts
f. Hypothesizes possible audiences responses to artistic elements
g. Creates product based on conceptualization
h. Demonstrates ability to plan, create, and assemble the technical elements for a scene or short play

TAHSFTII.7 - Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
a. Identifies the various art forms which may be integrated into theatre (e.g., dance, music, visual arts, graphic arts, and electronic media)
b. Recognizes the arts as an effort to interpret and intensify experiences
c. Examines the contributions of the other arts in the creation of a role or the production of drama
d. Synthesizes observation, imagination, and research to create characters, environments, and situations
e. Combines elements of other disciplines to create theatre arts

TAHSFTII.9 - Exploring the business of theatre
a. Lists and defines the skill sets for the various theatre arts careers
b. Charts the skills learned in theatre arts which transfer to the workplace
c. Applies the business elements of a production (e.g., creating a portfolio or resume, printing, advertising, budgeting)
d. Demonstrates awareness of the discipline, knowledge, skills, and education required for careers in theatre
e. Collects and displays samples of theatre portfolios
f. Creates and revises a cost-benefit analysis of a production
g. Critiques sample theatre portfolios
h. Demonstrates mastery of various areas of business elements of theatre
i. Performs the tasks of business theatre personnel during productions

Georgia Performance Standards 2017 - Theatre Arts


National Core Arts Standards


TH:Re9.1: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work - Grade HS Proficient

TH:Re9.1.HSI.b - Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Re9.1: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work - Grade 7

TH:Re9.1.7.b - Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr3.1: Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation - Grade HS Proficient

TH:Cr3.1.HSI.c - Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/ theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Accomplished

TH:Cr1.1.HSII.b - Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - High School Proficient

TH:Cr1.1.HSI.b - Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - Grade 7

TH:Cr1.1.7.b - Explain and present solutions to design challenges in a drama/ theatre work.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade HS Accomplished

TH:Pr5.1.HSII.b - Apply technical elements and research to create a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

TH:Cr1.1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work - Grade 6

TH:Cr1.1.6.b - Identify solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

TH:Pr5.1: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade 6

TH:Pr5.1.6.b - Articulate how technical elements are integrated into a drama/ theatre work.