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Part of the Stagecraft Without a Theatre Curriculum

Scenic Painting

Created by Holly Beardsley and Karen Loftus

Students identify and practice some basic painting techniques.

Standards Addressed

The overview lays out the objective of the unit, the timeline and list of lessons, and assessment plan.
1: Gridding Project
Students experiment with the scaling technique of gridding as a way to enlarge a smaller image and mimic the technique scenic painters use to create backdrops.
2: Painting Techniques
Students analyze and explore painting techniques.
3: Research Project: Scenic Painting
To continue exploring elements of painting techniques.

Standards Addressed

Georgia Performance Standards - Theatre Arts

Tennessee Theatre Curriculum Standards

Tennessee Theatre standards (2018) standards were built using the framework of the NCAS which is built on four key domains: Creating, Performing/Presenting/Producing, Connecting, and Responding. Within each of these domains are foundations and standards to support the development of curriculum, programs, and learning.
(source: Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Academic Standards for Fine Arts, Summer 2018)

Please refer to National Core Arts Standards to determine the standard that best suits your needs.

Alberta, Canada

Technical Theatre/Design 10-20-30 - Management - Set

9 - demonstrate understanding of and use scale

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