Stageworks Northwest – “The Secret Garden” part 2
Okay more pictures of my process. I am limiting them so that you won’t be bored by every single detail but you get the jist of the how one of these productions comes about and I think it’s interesting to see how the under-painting affects the final design.
Mentoring is an enjoyable part of the process of set design for me especially when you have folks who are good sports and willing to give new things a try! I try to show techniques and explain my processes so that other members of the troupe can not only help me out with my heavy workload, but also to find another creative outlet to explore.
I do much of the large layout of scenes and then encourage people to help me with different parts of the murals or set pieces. Everyone has something to contribute and it’s not about perfection – it’s about creating a collaborative mammoth piece of art!