Beginner, age 18+
Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 August, 2024
Downside Road, Bristol
The intensive, 3-day Introduction to Prop Making course has been designed as a practical exploration of different techniques to create larger-than-life props. The workshop will cover essential skills like carpentry, laser cutting, sculpting, casting and mould-making. Learning will take place in a supportive, hands-on environment where you learn the art of prop making from experienced professionals.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your talent and confidence to create your own props.
• Learn how to use hand tools and workshop machines, and construct a stool using mortise and tenon joints;
• Sculpt an animal in clay, create a one-part mould in plaster, and reproduce the sculpt in latex;
• Work at scale to create larger than life food props – create a sculpt, learn how to use silicone to cast the sculpt and reproduce the object with tinted fast cast resins.
This is a full-time, three-day course, running from 10:00 to 16:00. This course is taught in our workshops at Downside Road.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will receive a full refund if you notify the school at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations, contact [email protected]
We will make all reasonable efforts to deliver a short course as outlined on our site and in any brochure or published material. However, we reserve the right to cancel a short course in case of events outside our control or if the course fails to meet a minimum number of participants. In the event that we cancel a course, we will inform participants who have booked a place via email at least 7 days prior to the start date. We will also provide a full refund of the course fee paid. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School cannot be held responsible for any expenses you incur due to such a cancellation.