The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Presented by the IATSE Training Trust Fund
Do we care anymore? And why should we? AKA: how to communicate and get what we want.
Three consecutive 4-hour sessions will cover tools of the trade; starting a project; sequence and layout of drawings; techniques of drawing; geometry; starting small and working up to detailing; axonometric sketching; notations; modifications & revisions and much more. All of this will be relevant for film or theatre (allowing for some differences which we can discuss as required). We will also practice how to adapt hand drafting for our current digital printers. Although it is nice to have a beautiful drafting board set up - it's not about the parallel. It is about proportion and developing a drawing, so we will work old school - T squares, pencil & paper and the most important - an eraser. By the end you will know the basics to be able to draft your show, your set, your furniture. After that…how do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Barbra Matis is a native Montrealer and a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. At the beginning of her career she worked for theatres across Canada including Centaur Theatre, Mtl; Saidye Bronfman Center Theatre, Mtl; Theatre New Brunswick, NB; Manitoba Theatre Center; Theatre Plus, Ont; The Stratford Theatre Festival, Ont; Arts Club, Vancouver, BC and many more to create over 125 shows. She has been a New Yorker for over 30 years working primarily in the film and TV world as and Art Director and Set Designer. Film credits include Agnes of God; Children of a Lesser God; Moonstruck; Beloved; Hitch; The Good Shepherd; Shutter Island; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Boardwalk Empire; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and most recently Marvel’s Daredevil. She has been a proud member of USA 829 since 1984.
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