Prop Making



During this intensive, one-week course students will be guided through the creative process of prop building. Students will start from a drawing or an image and progress to a completed object using different materials, techniques and methodology.


In this course students will learn and expand on the followings skills:

  • Create an effective and useful properties breakdown sheet.

  • Discuss how to build a prop suited to the needs of a production.

  • Learn from daily demonstrations using different materials and techniques.

  • Create a small-scale sculpture with Plasticine.

  • Explore several methods of mould making.

  • Build a prop weapon using a variety of materials and techniques.

  • Utilize our vacuum form machine.

  • Train in the safe and effective use of power tools and equipment.

  • Learn to create props in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • Create an abundant number of props that are yours to keep at the end of the course.


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

Prop Making may be taken as part of the Theatre Production Arts certificate.

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 and Scenic Art Drops & Murals.

Participants also receive complimentary tickets for many Stratford Festival productions.


Cost: $510

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

Location: Desmond Heeley Studio,

              Factory163, 163 King Street,

              Stratford N5A 4S2

Target enrolment: 12 students

For more information, contact:
Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor

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