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Theatrical Scenic Art, Paperback / softback Book


Theatrical Scenic Art is a detailed guide to the creative process of painting and preparing scenery for theatre. The book offers key insights into the role of the scenic artist, detailing the process from planning, budgeting and developing samples through to creating and delivering the final finishes. Topics covers include: design interpretation and realisation; choosing the right tools and equipment; drawing and colour theory; preparation for floor and frame painting; traditional and contemporary techniques for hard and soft scenery and, finally, a range of processes including creating textures, polystyrene carving, scenic faux finishes and sign writing. With personal insights from highly acclaimed designers, this practical guide offers advice on how to become a scenic artist, useful work experience, valid courses and career options for both freelance and fulltime painters.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 400 colour illustrations and 7 black & white photos and 39 line artworks
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Ttechnical & background skills
  • ISBN: 9781785004339

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