10:00 am - 6:00 pm
School of Scenography
School of Scenography is an online educational platform formed just over two years ago to bridge the gap of bringing those exploring set and costume design as a creative career but since has attracted those with full professional experience as well and even those who specialise in other creative industries. It is an online space to build and share knowledge, design concepts and empower new and would-be designers to prosper towards their entrepreneurial journey.
Since the first UK lock-down, a design challenge was set week-by-week for set and costume designers around the world to continue their creativity during lock-down. The weekly lock-down challenge began on Tuesday 30th of March 2020 and has continued to this date and will continue until live theatre in the UK returns.
Over the course of the UK’s lock-downs, the challenges were:
Lock-down 1 – Sketch the Set
Lock-down 2 – Sketch the Costume
Lock-down 3 – Sketch the Production
The Sketch Challenges has helped individuals around the world:
- Build on their portfolios
- Stay creative during lock-down
- Helped continued to experiment with ideas throughout lock-down
- Created networks within the industry
- Build confidence
- Provided exposure
- A source of bringing fresh current set and costume design ideas to our social media feeds.
This exhibition pays homage to the participants who took part and brought new designs to our theatre / live events industry that continues to grieve even post-global lock-down. These participants have brought hope, positivity and creativity at a time where times have been difficult.
Dedication: The Sketch the Production Exhibition is dedicated to all the designers who participated and shared their creative insights with the scenographic online. You have brought hope into everyone’s lives during a time of global crisis and it is an honour to have met you through this challenging time.
This exhibition is for you!
Images are of designs created with a variety of approaches including Blender, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch-Up, pencil, charcoal & chalk, pen, pastel, watercolour and photography.
A full press release with detailed information about the school of scenography, the exhibition, the artists and the artwork can be seen here: