Costuming For Theatre (2nd Edition)

Costuming For Theatre (2nd Edition)

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This program is written and hosted by Terry McGonigle, an EdTA Hall of Fame inductee. It is a two week unit that will help your students discover...

  • The Design Process, script and character analysis, research, the functions and elements of costume design, and costume charts and plots.
  • Figure Drawing, even for people who are convinced they cannot draw!
  • Drawing Fabrics, including patterns, print, texture.
  • Moving from two to three dimensions, and how to buy, build and rebuild costumes.
  • Turning old into new by creating period clothing from modern pieces.
  • Accessorizing to complete the look.

This program is written and hosted by EdTA Hall of Fame inductee Terry McGonigle. It is a 6 to 10 day unit that will help your students discover...

  • The Elements and Concepts of Costume Design: script and character analysis, research, the functions of costume design, the 5 basic elements of costume design, additional components of costume design, costume charts and plots.
  • Developing a Design Concept: items to address, the collaborative process of working with other theatre professionals, and the importance of having a solid production concept.
  • Figure Drawing...even for people who are convinced they cannot draw.
  • Costume Drawing: lines and silhouettes typical of different historical periods, and drawing fabric.
  • Turning Modern Clothing Into Period Clothing
  • A Backstage Tour of a Professional Costume Shop.

 

Day 1 Introduction and the Script (approx. 8 minutes of video content) Section includes a short play to start script analysis, or you may choose to use a play you have available. Included is a short written assessment.
Day 2 Functions of Costume Design: Functions, Knowing the Characters, Research, How to do a Costume Chart (approx. 7 minutes of video content) Section includes several character analysis formats geared specifically towards costume design. Included is a short written assessment.
Day 3-4 Elements of Costume Design, and Developing a Design Concept
(approx. 13.5 minutes of video content) Section includes several resource sheets addressing elements of design, and a short written assessment.
Day 5-6 Drawing the Human Form (7.5 Heads Formula), Drawing the Basic Body (actual process done by students). (approx. 7 minutes of video content) Section includes lots of replaying short sections, and pausing program as students draw on resource sheets.
Day 7 Applying Clothes to the Body (approx. 7 minutes of video content) Section includes lots of replaying short sections, and pausing program as students draw on resource sheets.
Day 8 Turning New into OldProfessional Opportunities in CostumingReview for Unit Written Assessment (approx. 7 minutes of video content)
Day 9 Unit Written Assessment Review and Administer Written Assessment

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (PRE-2015)

All lesson designs in the DVD align to the National Standards for the Arts in Theatre.

Grades 5 - 8:

3. Content Standard: Designing by developing environments for improvised and scripted scenes.

Achievement Standard:

Students -

  • a. explain the functions and interrelated nature of scenery, properties, lighting, sound costumes, and makeup in creating an environment appropriate for the drama
  • b. analyze improvised and scripted scenes for technical requirements
  • c. develop focused ideas for the environment using visual elements (line, texture, color, space), visual principles (repetition, balance, emphasis, contrast, unity), and aural qualities (pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, expression) from traditional and nontraditional sources
  • d. work collaboratively and safely to select and create elements of scenery, properties, lighting and sound to signify environments, and costumes and makeup to suggest character

5. Content Standard:

Students -

  • a. apply research from print and nonprint sources to script writing , acting design, and directing choices

8. Content Standard:

Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in community and in other cultures

Achievement Standard:

Students -

  • b. explain the knowledge, skills, and discipline needed to pursue careers and avocational opportunities in theatre, film television, and electronic media
  • d. explain how culture affects the content and production values of dramatic performances
  • e. explain how social concepts such as cooperation, communication, collaboration, consensus, self-esteem, risk taking, sympathy and empathy apply in theatre and daily life

Grades 9-12
8. Content Standard:

Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions Achievement Standard, Proficient:

Students -

  • b. analyze a variety of dramatic texts from cultural and historical perspectives to determine production requirements
  • c. develop designs that use visual and aural elements to convey environments that clearly support the text
  • d. apply technical knowledge and skills to collaboratively and safely create functional scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

Students -

  • f. explain how scientific and technological advances have impacted set, light, sound, and costume design and implementation for theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions
  • g. collaborate with directors to develop unified production concepts that convey the metaphorical nature of the drama for informal and formal theatre, film, television or electronic media productions
  • h. safely construct and efficiently operate technical aspects of theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions

Content Standard:

Researching by evaluating and synthesizing cultural and historical information to support artistic choices

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

Students -

  • a. identify and research cultural, historical, and symbolic clues in dramatic texts, and evaluate the validity and practicality of the information to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

Students -

  • b. research and describe appropriate historical production designs, techniques, and performances from various cultures to assist in making artistic choices for informal and formal theatre, film television, or electronic media productions

8. Content Standard:

Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television, and electronic media in the past and the present

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

Students -

  • b. identify and compare the lives, works, and influence of representative theatre artists in various cultures and historical periods

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

Students -

  • g. analyze the development of dramatic forms, production practices, and theatrical traditions across cultures and historical periods and explain influences on contemporary theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (2015 - PRESENT)

Coming soon.