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March 2021

Portfolio and Resume Review

March 19, 2021 - March 21, 2021

Improve your portfolio and resume to maximize your hiring potential by signing up for one-on-one time with industry professionals to review your portfolio and resume. Each participant will have their materials looked over by two reviewers. Sign up below before March 12! Time slots are available March 19-21 in 30 minute increments. Pick a date below to see the available times. Your confirmation email will contain details for submitting your resume and portfolio. All are welcome to participate. ______ Registration…

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September 2021

Webinar – Color Exercise: 4-Color Landscape

September 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We've got your next fun artistic challenge: Make two entirely different landscapes from the same four colors. Join presenter Tessa Broyles as she shows how you can exercise your creative muscles and harness the power of a limited palette with this fun and useful color exercise, featuring the 'sky' and 'foliage' Scenic Sets from Rosco. This webinar might be particularly suited to educators who are looking for a new class project, or for Scenics who want a fun idea to…

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October 2021

Open Webinar – Creating A Drop: Sourcing, Squaring, Sizing, and Beyond!

October 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Need to create a backdrop for your next production? Join host Jenny Knott as she walks step by step through the process of creating a theatrical backdrop. We'll cover ordering a drop and choosing fabrics, knowing how to square and size the drop, and when and how to use bridges. If you have specific questions that you'd like us to address during the webinar, please email bdennett@scenicguild.org by Sat, Oct 16th at Noon CST. Meet the Host: A graduate from…

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November 2021

Understanding Fabrics with Mary Novodvorsky

November 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Can you bleach Rip Stop Nylon? How is velour different from velvet or velveteen?  Why do we starch muslin and why does it not help to starch Polysilk? Fabrics don’t come with an SDS. Behaviors such as drape, absorption, strength, conductivity, chemical resistance, and fineness can all affect your choice when it comes to the tasks of the Scenic Artist.  Understanding the fiber will also help you to field questions such as: Can it be bleached? Can it be dyed?…

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December 2021

Holiday Bake Off!

December 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Put your design skills to use in our Holiday Bake Off where the taste doesn't matter but aesthetics are everything! It's a Design Off, if you will, of baked goods for all Scenics. We'll announce the prize later on Facebook, so keep an eye on our group page! How it works: Bake and decorate anything you'd like (cookies, pie, etc.), take a photo, and email it to tbroyles@scenicguild.org before the deadline, December 18. On the 19th, we will post all of the entries on…

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January 2022

Open Webinar – Painting on Tricky Surfaces

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking to paint on a weird surface and need to make your paint stick? Join host Jillie Eves as she explores several products commonly used in the theatrical scenic painting world... and some not so common. Let’s see which products best coat, protect, glue, and transform a variety of surfaces including fake grass, vinyl flooring, metal, foam, acrylic panels, carpet, and many other substrates. Get ready for lots of process media and product information - we are going to throw…

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February 2022

Portfolio and Resume Review Event

February 18 - February 19

Improve your portfolio and resume to maximize your hiring potential by signing up for one-on-one time with industry professionals to review your portfolio and resume. Each participant will have their materials looked over by two reviewers. ______ Registration is now closed. Contact us if you'd be interested in this in the future! Send any questions to tbroyles@scenicguild.org.

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Open Webinar – Faceoff: House vs Scenic Paint

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All paints are not created equal - join host Angelique as she breaks down the differences between house paints and scenic paints, and helps you navigate the options out there. We'll see what happens when each paint is watered down, talk about color saturation, and see how reflectivity differs between the different products. If you have specific questions that you'd like us to address during the webinar, please email bdennett@scenicguild.org by Sat, Feb 26th at Noon CST. Meet the Host:…

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March 2022

Open Webinar – Yoga for Scenics

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome back Scenic Artist and Yoga Instructor Alexa Busnot Marchio for Part 2 of our Yoga for Scenics series! For this event, all you'll need is a yoga mat, comfortable clothing, and a non-disruptive space to practice in. Meet the Host: Alexa Busnot Marchio is the manager for a local Yoga studio in Detroit called Detroit Yoga Lab and has been teaching Vinyasa-based yoga since her certification in 2020. Formally trained in Scenic Art from The…

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April 2022

Open Webinar – A Visual Approach to Teaching Scenic Art

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What happens when the world of scenic art meets a visual language? Join Erin Auble as she shares experiences from teaching Scenic Painting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

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