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Started in 2008, the Theatrical Skills Workshops presented by Grand Stage are intended to educate the participants through exposure to new and changing equipment, to introduce and reinforce best practices, and to promote industry networking and camaraderie.

Grand Stage is a registered ISBE provider of workshops. Educators may receive CEU or CPDU credit. Forms are available at all of our workshops.

This season we are pleased to present eight TSW sessions. Each session includes a certificate of completion and many include lunch. Please note space is limited and a non-refundable registration fee is necessary to hold a participant's spot. Grand Stage reserves the right to relocate a workshop, cancel a workshop, or change presenters due to scheduling conflicts. If this should occur, and you can no longer attend, your registration will be refunded.

If you have additional questions, would like to host a Theatrical Skills Workshop, or have a request for a new workshop in the future please feel free to contact Steve Jacobs for more information.

 

 

  Skills Workshop for the 2016-2017 Season
 
  September 17, 2016  
  9:00AM - 2:00PM
* Includes lunch
 
       
  October 15, 2016  
  8:30AM - 12:30PM
* Includes Ben Nye make-up kit
 
   
 
  October 29, 2016  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section, includes lunch
 
   
 
  November 19, 2016  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Includes lunch
 
       
  December 3, 2016  
  9:00AM - 3:00PM
* Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section, includes lunch
 
       
  February 4 , 20167  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Includes lunch
 
       
  March 4, 2017  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Includes Lunch
 
   
 
           
   
   
 
 
 

Electricity 101: Basics for the Stage Technician
& ETC's Layers of Light Presentation

September 17, 2016, 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Host Facility:
Naperville Central HS
440 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

Electricity 101 for the stage technician

Presenter: Tom Craner, Field Service Tech, Grand Stage

·  How to work with connectors, cables, wires, and plugs
·  Dealing with lamps for theatrical fixtures
·  Safety First! Learn how to work with electricity
·  Basic electrical math and tools for techs

Layers of Light

Presenter: Tom Littrell, Education Outreach, ETC

·  Learn about LED fixtures as a tool for lighting
·  How they compare with traditional fixtures on skin, costumes, and scenery
·  How LED fixtures are dimmed and other control aspects for the stage

Cost: Educational - $15, others: $25 - Lunch included

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, September 9

2016/2017 Registration Form

 
 

Theatrical Make-Up: "Who do you want to be?"

October 15, 2016, 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Host Facility:
J. Sterling Morton West High School
2400 Home Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402

Presenter: Corrie Marlowe, Make-up Artist, Faculty at Roosevelt University

·  Contouring and old age
·  Cuts and bruises

Cost: Educational - $30, others: $40 (price inlcudes Ben Nye Kit)

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, October 7

2016/2017 Registration Form

 

 
 

Scene Painting: The Basics

October 29, 2016, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Host Facility:
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Presenters: Emily Altman, Scenic Artist & Jen Knott, Rosco Paint Products Manager

·  Basic painting tools and techniques
·  Introduction to brick and wood techniques
·  working with glazes versus washes
·  Practice color mixing and palette creation

(Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section)

Cost: All participants: $50, Lunch included (Price includes Materials fee)

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, October 21.

2016/2017 Registration Form

 

 
 

ETC' s Ion Console Training Level 1: Essentials

November 19, 2016, 9:00 - 4:00

Host Facility:
Glenbrook North High School
2300 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Presenter: Spencer Lyons, Product Specialist, ETC

·  The basics to get the programmer up and running
·  Topics include setup, cues, groups and subs
·  Console navigation and patch
·  Work with cues, groups, and submasters
·  Play with conventional and moving lights

Cost: Educational - $25, others, $35, Lunch included

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, November 11

2016/2017 Registration Form

 

 
 

Show Control Possibilities

December 3, 2016, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Host Facility:
Stevenson High School
1 Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Presenters: Stephen Carmody, TD, Matt Godlewski, TD

·  Learn about different programs including QLab to control audio, lighting, and full show control
·  See how control is integrated from the simple to the complex
·  Experiment with the software and system to create a show live from material gathered by participants during the workshop

(Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section)

Cost: Educational - $25, others, $35, Lunch included

Registration DEADLINE : Monday, November 28

2016/2017 Registration Form

 

 
 

ETC's Ion Console Training Level 1: Essentials

February 4, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00 PM

Host Facility:
Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts
Oliver P. Morton High School
6915 Grand Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323

Presenter: Ellen White, Product Specialist, ETC

·  The basics to get the programmer up and running
·  Topics include set-up, cues, groups and subs
·  Console navigation and patch
·  Work with cues, groups, and submasters
·  Play with conventional and moving lights

Cost: Educational - $25, others, $35, Lunch included

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, January 27

2016/2017 Registration Form

 

 
 

Safe Rigging: "Heads up"

March 4, 2017, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Host Facility:
Streamwood High School
701 W Schaumburg Road
Streamwood, IL 60107

Presenter: Ted Jones, an ETCP certified rigger, Rigging Specialist, Art Drapery Studios

·  Correct and safe operation of counterweight systems
·  Attaching and hanging methods for a variety of scenic units
·  Use and application of fasteners & Nicopress

Cost: Educational - $25, others, $35, Lunch included

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, February 24

2016/2017 Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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