Introduction to Prop Making Short course: Introduction to Prop Making

Introduction to Prop Making

Key Information
  • Suitable for

    Beginner, age 18+

  • Dates

    Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 August, 2024

  • Tuition

    Full-time

  • Location

    Downside Road, Bristol

  • Cost

    £340

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Overview

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.

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Highlights

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.

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018