Drops & Murals


This one-week course is designed for artists who have either finished our introductory scenic paint class or who would like to use their current painting skills to GO BIG. The focus is on the process of creating a large-scale theatrical drop: taking a design image from the page to the stage - from layout to a painted drop. The methods, shortcuts and secrets used by the professional scenic artist, spanning hundreds of years, will be explained giving the participant the opportunity to execute and take away their own piece of theatrical art.


In this course you will learn and expand on the following skills:

  • Start with a designers' vision and work toward a finished set piece;

  • Solve problems typical with materials, tools and paints;

  • Build an image in stages on a large scale in the continental style;

  • Build confidence with tools found only in a scene painting shop.


The low student-to-teacher ratio in each of these courses ensures instruction is geared to the participant's skill level and experience. Please indicate your related experience when you register.

The course fee covers the cost of basic materials.

PACKAGE DEALS - Take multiple courses and save!


Option 1

​Combine this course with any other one-week course and you will save $50 for each additional one-week course.

Course 1 full price

Course 2 $50 discount

Course 3 $100 discount

This discount offer is limited to 3 courses. 

How do I take  advantage of package deal offer?

If you are interested in two or three courses, register and pay the deposit for each course. Our Registrar will then calculate the discount and invoice you for the balance owing via PayPal.

Option 2

Take five one-week courses and receive an

Off the Wall Theatre Production Arts Certificate (TPA). Cost for the TPA program is $2000, representing  a discount of $110 to $125 per course. All materials are supplied. Please note there will be a material surcharge of $35 for Artistic Welding, Makeup Intensive, Millinery and Drops & Murals.

Participants also receive complimentary tickets for many Stratford Festival productions.

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Cost: $560 

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Location: Brunswick Centre (located adjacent to Factory163,

        163 King Street,

Stratford N5A 4S2

Target enrollment: 8 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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