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Scenic Arts 

Drops & Murals 

August 21 - 25

Create a large-scale theatrical drop, taking a design image from the page to the stage - from layout to a painted drop. This one-week course is designed for artists who have either finished our introductory scenic painting class or painters who would like to use their skills to GO BIG. It is ideal for those seeking careers in theatrical painting.


The methods, shortcuts and secrets used by the professional scenic artist, spanning hundreds of years, are explained, giving you the opportunity to execute and take away your own piece of theatrical art.


Learn and expand on the following skills in this hands-on intensive course:

·    Start with a designer's 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; and

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


I had a job interview yesterday to work in a scenic paint department in Burlington… and I’ve been offered the job! Thanks to my courses this summer at Off the Wall, I have been equipped with skills I could not have learned elsewhere … Off the Wall was the perfect launchpad for me to change course in my life, and I’m so grateful for the supportive artistic community I was welcomed into!

                                 Jessica Nourse, TPA Summer 2021

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Registration Information

Cost: $625  (includes materials)

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

This course can be taken as part of the 

Theatre Production Arts Certificate.

This certificate is given when completing

5 summer courses of your choice.

Total cost $2500 - a savings of $95 - $125 per course

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