january 2024 Events

27jan9:00 am1:00 pmSet Design Visualization: Unleash Your Creativity with Sketchup (16 and Up)January 27th from 9 am - 1 pm

Event Details

Welcome to the world of set design visualization! Join our immersive workshop where you’ll discover the incredible potential of Sketchup as a tool for bringing your set designs to life. Whether you’re an aspiring set designer, theater professional, or simply passionate about creating captivating visual experiences, this hands-on session is tailor-made for you. Throughout this workshop, you’ll explore Sketchup’s user-friendly interface and learn techniques that will elevate your set design projects. (Ages 16 and Up)

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction to Sketchup for Set Design: Familiarize yourself with Sketchup’s interface and tools specifically applicable to set design.
2. Basic Modeling Techniques: Learn how to create 3D geometry of stage elements like walls, platforms, stairs, and props to build your sets.
3. Incorporating Scenic Elements: Explore methods for incorporating scenic elements such as backdrops, curtains, and various visual elements into your designs.
4. Material and Texture Application: Learn how to use Sketchup’s material library to apply textures realistically and convey the desired ambiance.
5. Lighting and Effects: Dive into lighting techniques that help create dynamic and atmospheric scenes, including the use of stage lighting and special effects.
6. Collaborative Workflows: Discover strategies for collaborating with directors, set builders, and other team members, including the seamless integration of your Sketchup designs with production pipelines.
7. Presenting and Showcasing: Explore techniques for creating compelling visual presentations of your designs, including the creation of walkthroughs, fly-throughs, and renderings for effective communication with stakeholders.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to visualizing and communicating your creative ideas in the world of set design!

No prior experience with Sketchup is necessary.

Instructor: Christine Maxted

Tuition: $75    Register by January 22 for 10% tuition discount for non members and a 25% discount for members.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST



9419 Battle Street

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