DTA | Costume Construction
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Part of the Stagecraft Without a Theatre Curriculum

Costume Construction

Created by Karen Loftus

Students identify vocabulary, techniques, and roles of costume construction. They demonstrate costume measurement and other construction techniques, including a basic stitch.

Standards Addressed

Overview
The overview lays out the objective of the unit, the timeline and list of lessons, and assessment plan.
1: Paper Runway
To learn and execute a skill associated with a tech theatre role.
Attachments
2: Pillow Construction
To learn and execute a skill associated with a tech theatre role.
3: Research Project: Costume Construction - Stitch Lesson
Students take what they’ve learned about a new stitch and demonstrate a way to teach it to others.

Standards Addressed

National Core Arts Standards

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.

Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade 7

TH:Pr5.1.7.b - Choose a variety of technical elements that can be applied to a design in a drama/theatre work.

Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation - Grade 8

TH:Pr5.1.8.b - Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

Refine new work through play, drama processes and theatre experiences using critical analysis and experimentation - Grade 8

TH:Cr3.1.8.c - Implement and refine a planned technical design using simple technology during the rehearsal process for devised or scripted drama/ theatre work.

Georgia Performance Standards - Theatre Arts

Alberta, Canada

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