Designing the Stage Space for Artists

Jim Steere

Jim Steere

Workshop Description

NOVEMBER 8-10
Wednesday-Friday
6:00-9:30 PM
Fee: $255
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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Artists like Picasso, George Braque, Marc Chagall, Isamu Noguchi and David Hockney have all designed for the theater, using this medium to further expand their artistic range. This workshop explores the differences and similarities between  fine art and stage design, utilizing the elements of painting and drawing; line, form, color, texture and light. The student will discover how the stage space can be manipulated and controlled to create a living, breathing world. A scale stage model will be executed and the assignment will be to design a one act modern ballet.

About the Instructor

Jim Steere studied painting at the School of Visual Arts, the Hartford Art School, BFA, and the Art Students League. He also studied stage design for one year at the Yale School Of Drama with Ming Cho Lee. He has designed sets for regional theaters, O B’way, and summer stock. His dance design credits include the Hartford Ballet, Dance Theater of Dartmouth College, and Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater. He has also painted sets for theater, television and over  fty feature  lms; “The Wiz”, “Ragtime”, “The Cotton Club”, “The Cradle Will Rock”, and the Academy Award winning “Dances With Wolves”. Mr. Steere has also lectured on stage design at the New York Public Library, William Patterson University, the Players Club and the Art Students League.

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