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1 Course, 1 Unit, 5 Lesson Plans, and 2 PLCs tagged "Design" for Drama Teachers.


Concept-Based Design for the Theatre Teacher

by Matt Webster

Concept-Based Design is a method of design that allows the director and production team to create a unified world based on the ideas, perceptions and images extracted from an in-depth analysis of the play. Matt Webster designed this course for theatre teachers in a typical school setting with limited budgets, space and materials to use towards the design of their shows. Many theatre teachers feel most unsure about their design and tech skills and Matt wanted to help those teachers look at design differently, and make designing a show a little less scary and a little more fun!

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by Matt Webster

In this unit, students will explore and experiment with the basic building blocks of design: Line, Shape, and Color. Once students have a solid foundation of those concepts, they will move on to stage properties and scenic flats as additional building blocks of design. They will then apply their knowledge and skills to a series of assignments, so they can demonstrate their design knowledge and creativity.

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Lesson Plans

Line and Shape

by Karen Loftus

Students will explore the meaning and power of lines and shapes as a way to communicate emotion and ideas. Students will create examples of emotional expression through simple lines.

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The Color Wheel

by Holly Beardsley

Students will use the color wheel as a way to connect emotion and character through color and color theory. They will then apply this to set design.

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Properties and Prop Design

by Karen Loftus

Students​ ​will​ examine various definitions of stage properties and learn ways to categorize properties for the stage.

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Build a Mini Flat

by Karen Loftus

Students will explore every facet of scenic flats for the stage: terminology, design, structure, the process of building a flat.

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Culminating Project: Song in a Box

by Matt Webster

Applying the concepts and skills they have acquired in this unit, students will analyze, design, then build a single, comprehensive miniature set inside of a shoebox (based on a song of their choosing).

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Technical Theatre

Hosted by Matt Webster and Karen Loftus

If you struggle with tech or want to share your ideas for teaching tech, this is the event for you.

Hosted by DTA Instructors Matt Webster and Karen Loftus.

Recorded July 23, 2015

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Tech Hacks: Tips and tricks to make your production a technical success!

Hosted by Matt Webster and Holly Beardsley

Technical Theatre Tips

Tips for set design, costuming, lighting, and more! Dealing with small budgets, overcoming obstacles, and making the most of what you have. BONUS material at the end of the PLC!

Hosted by DTA instructors Holly Beardsley, Matt Webster, and Lindsay Price.

Recorded on September 15, 2015 at 8pm.

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