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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 Hope Kass for more information.

 

 

  Skills Workshop for the 2017-2018 Season
 
  November 4, 2017  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Includes lunch
 
       
  December 9, 2017  
  9:00AM - 2:00PM
* Includes lunch
 
       
  January 20, 2018  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Includes Lunch
 
       
  February 3 , 2018  
  8:30AM - 12:30PM
* Includes Ben Nye make-up kit
 
       
  February 10, 2018  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Includes lunch
 
   
 
  February 23 & 24, 2018  
  9:00AM - 4:00PM
* Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section, Two day event includes lunch
 
   
 
           
   
   
 
 
 

ETC' s Ion Console Training: Essentials

November 4, 2017, 9:00 - 4:00

Host Facility:
Harper Community College
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

Presenter: Ellen White, Training 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, October 20th

2017/2018 Registration Form

 

 

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

December 9, 2017, 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Host Facility:
Carmel Catholic High School
1 Carmel Pkwy
Mundelein, IL 60060

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 - $18, others: $25 - Lunch included

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, November 24th

2017/2018 Registration Form

 
 

Safe Rigging: "Heads up"

January 20, 2018, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Host Facility:
East Leyden High School
3400 Rose St
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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, January 5th

2017/2018 Registration Form

 

 
 

Theatrical Make-Up: "Old Age and Accidents "

February 3, 2018, 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Host Facility:
Barrington High School
616 W Main St
Barrington, IL 60010

Presenter: Corrie Marlowe, Make-up Artist

·  Contouring and old age
·  Cuts, scrapes, and bruises

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

Registration DEADLINE : Friday, January 19th

2017/2018 Registration Form

 

 
 

ETC's Element Console Training: Essentials

February 10, 2018, 9:00AM - 4:00 PM

Host Facility:
Glenbard South High School
23W200 Butterfield Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Presenter: Ellen White, Training 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 26

2017/2018 Registration Form

 

 
 

Scene Painting For High School Teachers

February 23 & 24, 2018 , 8:300AM - 4:00PM (Two-Day event)

Host Facility:
Harper Community College
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067

Presenters: Jen Knott, Rosco Paint Products Manager

This workshop is intended for teachers and theatre staff who want to learn techniques to share with their students.
In this hands-on workshop, Scenic Artist and Rosco Paint Products Manager Jen Knott, will lead participants through various
faux finish scene painting techniques including necessary painting tools and a demonstration of the properties of scene paint.

(Co-sponsored with USITT Midwest Regional Section)

For additional information and to register please visit the USITT Midwest Regional Section

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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