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     Erin Auble
    • Experience: 15-20 years
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    I’m contemplating submitting a session proposal for USITT 2020 focusing on alternative tools and painting. One approach could be with the educational aspect, of using alternative tools while teaching scene painting. For example: my colleague and I teach a project where traditional tools (brushes, sponges, rollers, and wood grain tools) are not allowed. There are several classes where we discuss the pros, cons and whys of the project.

    Would anyone be interested in joining me on this proposal? If so, we can adapt to fit all of our perspectives, otherwise I’ll write up something with my colleague in mind (she’s on maternity leave at the moment) and share with all of you for thoughts, feedback and potential interest.

    Note: proposals for USITT 2020 are due June 30, 2019.

    Edited to add my name and some background:

    My name is Erin Auble and I teach in a theatre program at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY. All of our students are non-majors (we are an elective program) and we have a mix of Deaf and Hearing students all working together.

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     Kevin Loeffler
    • Experience: 10-15 years
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    I’d love to join this proposal! I teach scenic design and scenic art at Texas A&M in Corpus. Please let me know what I can do to help and get on board. This would be a great session for students and young professionals!

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     Erin Auble
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    That’s wonderful, I’ll start a rough draft of my initial proposal idea to share here soon. (We have a show opening next week, so I’m focusing a lot of energy to finish up current projects.) Then we can brainstorm additions and changes.

    Would you be willing to be on the panel as part of the presentation then? If so we can PM more details later on. I’m hoping to find 3 people to join this panel.

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     Tammy
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    This is great! A point of clarification, proposals are due June 15, 2019. Not much of a change, but this sounds like a great session and I don’t want you to miss out on being considered.

    –with my Programming Coordinator for USITT hat on for a second–:-)

    #15941
     Jamie Clausius
    • Experience: 5-10 years
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    Hello! I think this is a great session idea! My name is Jamie Clausius and I was substituting in as the Scenic Art Vice Chair at USITT 2019 a couple weeks ago, so I wanted to let you both know who I am. You certainly do not need a vice chair’s input to submit anything for proposals, but I wanted to make sure you had support if you need/wanted it! It looks like you both already know when proposals are due, (June 15th as was just stated by Tammy) and have a good foundation for what you’d like the session to encompass as far as content. If you need more people to fill out the panel please let me know, I have names of several people who are interested in participating in a session. Good luck and thank you for all your work so far.

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     Erin Auble
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    Tammy wrote:


    This is great! A point of clarification, proposals are due June 15, 2019. Not much of a change, but this sounds like a great session and I don’t want you to miss out on being considered.

    –with my Programming Coordinator for USITT hat on for a second–:-)

    Tammy, thank you so much for the clarification, I thought the website said June 30, 2019. I’m hoping to get the proposal in by the end of April because I’ll be home recovering from surgery in May and won’t be able to type for a while.

    #15943
     Erin Auble
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    Here’s a very rough first draft.

    Title: No Brushes Allowed: An alternative approach to painting.

    Abstract / Description: When traditional paint tools are absent, what can you create? Here we will explore the pros and cons of using alternative tools in the paint process. Examples will be shared from the perspectives of both the classroom and the paint shop.

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     Batul Rizvi
    • Experience: 10-15 years
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    This sounds awesome! I teach a no brush project as part of my Scene Painting I at the University of Virginia and encourage students to use found materials for their landscape creations. I had a student use the bottom of the flip flop once for cacti, it was super effective. It really teaches them so much about how paint works, and we end up using some techniques on shows to save time and money. I’d love to be on this panel if you think I would be a good addition to the team!

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     Erin Auble
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    brizvi wrote:


    This sounds awesome! I teach a no brush project as part of my Scene Painting I at the University of Virginia and encourage students to use found materials for their landscape creations. I had a student use the bottom of the flip flop once for cacti, it was super effective. It really teaches them so much about how paint works, and we end up using some techniques on shows to save time and money. I’d love to be on this panel if you think I would be a good addition to the team!

    I would love to have you on the panel! I’ll PM you for more details.

    One time with my no brushes project I had two students refuse any of the items I had to experiment with and they emptied their pockets and painted with what they had on their persons. They ended up painting with coins, a receipt and the rim of one of their baseball caps for the day.

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     Batul Rizvi
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    emtnpa wrote:


    brizvi wrote:


    This sounds awesome! I teach a no brush project as part of my Scene Painting I at the University of Virginia and encourage students to use found materials for their landscape creations. I had a student use the bottom of the flip flop once for cacti, it was super effective. It really teaches them so much about how paint works, and we end up using some techniques on shows to save time and money. I’d love to be on this panel if you think I would be a good addition to the team!

    I would love to have you on the panel! I’ll PM you for more details.

    One time with my no brushes project I had two students refuse any of the items I had to experiment with and they emptied their pockets and painted with what they had on their persons. They ended up painting with coins, a receipt and the rim of one of their baseball caps for the day.

    Awesome! A receipt actually sounds like an awesome alternative to rag rolling in some cases. Especially those CVS receipts…

    How exciting!

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