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Shakespearean Costume: Term 2 Course


Sat 8 Jun 2019, 10:00am–12:00pm
Sat 15 Jun 2019, 10:00am–12:00pm
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 10:00am–12:00pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019, 10:00am–12:00pm
Sat 6 Jul 2019, 10:00am–12:00pm

Where: Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre, The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: Pop-up Globe

Weekly Term 2 Shakespearean Costume Course for 10 - 18 yr olds

Learn vital costume design techniques from our highly specialised team with in depth of knowledge of the Jacobean period, and first hand experience of working at Pop-up Globe.

With costumes being the centrepiece of all Pop-up Globe productions, our wardrobe team will share expert skills on how bring characters to life through exciting designs and vibrant colours to make costumes pop on stage.

We will take you through all aspects of the design process in relation to Shakespearean Costume, including:
Research techniques
How to break down a script
Colour theory
Designing for different spaces and lighting
Character breakdown

Practical elements will include how to draw figures freehand and how to render your designs. Your tutor will share tricks to get proportions right, and how to whip up a design anytime, anywhere.

With VIP access to the Pop-up Globe wardrobe department, you will be able to see how our costumes are taken from the page to the finished piece. This course is taught by Pop-up Globe’s Head of Wardrobe Chantelle Gerrard.

Information about our facilitator

Chantelle Gerrard is currently the Head of Wardrobe for the Pop-up Globe, and has been since their inception in 2015. She is designer for their 2018 season of Measure for Measure, and has had critical acclaim for her designs for their past shows Much Ado about nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Merchant of Venice and Macbeth.

Her career in costume spans 20 years and has included designing 'Mary Stuart' in London, making costumes for 'Game of Thrones', constructing space suits for 'The Martian', designing the feature film ‘Insatiable Moon’, as well as Design and construction for all Tim Bray Productions (Theatre for Children) between 2006-2014.

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