SCENE PAINTING CLASS
Luis Ramirez, Scenic & Lighting Designer
CLASS MEETING SCHEDULE
Scene Painting class members will meet for the following scheduled sessions:
CLASS SESSION PREPARED ASSIGNMENT SESSION ACTIVITIES
Monday 12:30-1:20 pm Introduction, project assignments
Wednesday 12:30-1:20 pm Panels primed & marked Demo/paint scumbles
Wednesday 8:30-10:30 pm Both scumbles dry Paint wood grain, stones, foliage
Friday 12:30-1:20 pm Highlights & shadows View/discuss projects
It is assumed that the majority of class work will be done during class hours. However, some “homework” time will be required to complete the prepared assignment for each session.
If you need access to tools or paint to work on a project for class, check with David Galloway in the shop. You should make an effort to mix all colors in class.
Paint will be available to you during class hours. Every time you open a can of paint you should stir it up thoroughly before using it, even if it does not look necessary. Replace all lids when you are done. If you empty a metal can of color, fill the can with water and place it in the sink so that it can more easily be cleaned out at the end of class. We can always use more buckets, so let's re-use the empty cans.
A ladle will be provided to remove the amount of paint that you need and put it into your containers. Do not pour paint from the cans, it wastes paint and makes a mess. After using any spoons or ladles, place them in a bucket of water in the sink. Keeping them in water will make it easier for clean up at the end of class.
You will probably need to provide your own paint containers with lids. There will be a limited number supplied to you. Place your name on each container with permanent marker on masking tape. Be aware that you are totally responsible for cleaning out all of the containers you use when class is over on Friday.
Each member of the painting class is responsible for preparing his or her own project panels. After you have primed your panels, write your name in permanent marker on the back of the panels.
A bucket of primer paint will be available for your use. Please replace the lid when you are done with this paint so that it will not dry out.
The shop is to be cleaned after each class period. If you are working on stage or in the shop after hours, you are expected to leave them in clean condition, without containers of paint and equipment left lying around.
Class panels are to be stored in the designated area. If your project is wet, please return it to our area as soon as possible, when it has dried. Be sure that all tools and equipment have been accounted for and replaced in their proper location. Any panel that is left out of our area is subject to being used or damaged.
If you need help outside of class time, I am available to work with you. Please call my cell phone 936-371-1438, or see me in the theatre office or at Loyd.
Luis Ramirez,Scenic & Lighting Designer
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 3-5:00 PM
Types of Theatre Drawings
USITT Graphic Standards
Using a Scale Ruler
VW Preferences & Workspaces
Organizing Your Drawing
Set origin command
Creating 2D Objects
Viewing Your Drawing
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 6-8:00 PM
Using Resource Browser
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 8-10:00 PM
Working with Layers
2D Tools Palette
zoom lines & arcs ellipses/circles
rectangles polygons polylines
symbols text reshape tool
Fills lines colors
Object Info Palette
class layer shape
dimension X, Y location X, Y
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 9:00AM-12:00 PM
Dimensions on drawings
Duplicate Array command
Paste in Place command
Preset Rotation Angles Custom rotation
Trim tool Clip surface tool Connect/combine tool
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1:00-3:30 PM
Creating 3D Objects
Object tools Custom extrudes
Cutting 3D Sections
Walk-through Tool Fly-over Tool
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 3:30-5:00 PM
Finish Student Projects