Intro: who are you and who am I?
What is a costume? Why a costume designer?
Lecture: Reading the Play
Lecture: Psychology of Clothes
Discuss On the Harm of Tobacco lists
Discuss Little Red Riding Hood versions and the idea of concept
Lecture: Script and Character Analysis; Research; Styles of Costumes
Discuss On the Harm of Tobacco renderings
Lecture: Translating Emotion to Visual
Visual conversation exercise
Translating emotion to visual
Cards are layed out that feature photos of different colors and textures. Students choose an emotion from a list and them assemble a group of cards of their choice to represent that emotion. We then try and determine which emotions are represented. Each student talks aboout why they made their choices and hears feedback from the group.
The use of cards in this exercise is adapted from Tiala, Crystal. "Teaching Visual Communication: Using Image Cards as a Teaching Tool." Theatre Design & Technology 39 (Winter 2003): 10-16.
Look at research for On the Harm of Tobacco
Lecture: Elements of Design
Students spend a session practicing contour drawing, still lifes from a distance, 2 second impression sketches, and drawing fabric draping and pleats.
Discuss line gowns
Watch excerpts of Hamlet by Zeffirelli and discuss idea of concept
Discuss food assignment with preso
Begin drafting unit: bodice and hip block
Ads for Vytorin, an anti-cholesterol drug, feature photos of food and people with matching appearances. See examples: one, two, three, four, five. Students were asked to bring in a photo of a food that they find attractive. They then render a character using the same principles of design observed in the food picture. (Images)
Discuss Hamlet collages
Begin cutting and sewing muslins
Discuss food assignment
Finish and fit muslins
|12||Thrift store transformation workshop|| |
Thrift store transformation
Teams of students pick an image of a period costume, and emulate it using thrift store purchases. Transformation of materials is encouraged.
Pattern manipulation and drafting
Discuss Stupid Kids
Introduce sloper manipulation project
Lecture: stylization and abstraction
Students are assigned a persona, such as Victorian schoolmistress, punk, WASP, etc., and create a wedding dress out of newspaper in a single class session. (Images)
Talk about garbage project
Student spend a session experimenting with mixing colors, first with paint, then with fabrics.
Look at Stupid Kids sketches
Begin sloper manipulation project
Students learn to manipulate the basic sloper that they have drafted to create a number of different styles.
Look at group dynamics
Discuss final project
Continue sloper manipulation project
Given a handout portraying four young women, design outfits for each that suggest a group identity but are not identical. Please see Fig. 1.39 in Costume Design.
Look at Stupid Kids renderings
Look at Kiosk Man sketches
Discuss dynamics of play and characters in Lion in Winter
Open shop: garbage project brainstorming
Lion in Winter questions
From a box of black and white fabrics, students chose fabric swatches based on a list of character traits. They are then told the identity of the character and discuss how/why their choices work.
Students are assigned a caricature persona such as used car salesman, rock star, lawyer, etc. and pull a costume from stock for that character; each costume must include a pinstriped suit.
Look at Lion in Winter preliminary sketches
Present garbage project
Look at finals so far if needed
Students construct an article of clothing (vest, skirt, hat, etc.) out of found materials, such as soda can tabs, plastic bags, wire, etc.
|24||Final project preso, Lion In Winter||Students present fully rendered and swatched designs for all costumes in The Lion in Winter. Included in the project is a paper describing their concept, how they did research and how they went about expressing their ideas visually. (Images: Student A, Student B)|