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Part of the Drama Two Curriculum


Created 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.

The overview lays out the objectives, description, and lessons for the unit, including pre-knowledge requirements and review.
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1: Line and Shape
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.
2: The Color Wheel
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.
3: Properties and Prop Design
Students​ ​will​ examine various definitions of stage properties and learn ways to categorize properties for the stage.
4: Build a Mini Flat
Students will explore every facet of scenic flats for the stage: terminology, design, structure, the process of building a flat.
5: Culminating Project: Song in a Box
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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