Scenic Art: Canvas Drops

from Page to Stage

Introduction to Scenic Art and/or Scenic Art: Canvas Drops can be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.
Dates:  August 19 - 23, 2019

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!

Combine either of these courses with other one-week courses and you will save $50 for each additional one-week course you take. This discount is good for up to 3 courses.

How to take advantage of our package deal offer: If you are interested in two, three or four courses, register and pay the deposit for those courses. Our registrar will calculate the discount and invoice you for the balance owing via PayPal.

Or take five one-week courses for only $1,800 and earn the Off the Wall Theatre Production Arts Certificate. This is a discount of $135 for each course!


If you are interested in the Theatre Production Arts certificate, simply click the register button here.


Cost: $525 (Canvas Drops)
Day and time: 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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