2021 Webinar Summit


skills and stories from industries beyond the theatre

Sunday, May 16 

Join us for an afternoon webinar highlighting professionals from industries including film/TV, decorative finishing, historic architectural conservation, large-scale murals, and Industrial Hygiene.  We’ll feature demonstrations, stories, and helpful windows into industries where your skills and interests as a Scenic Artist can find diverse applications.

Cost: FREE (attendance limited)

You’ll Learn

  • How to create the fastest and cheapest brick texture from a film/tv veteran
  • Helpful tips on job safety from a Scenic Artist-turned-Industrial Hygienist
  • ‘Beer Glazing’ from a decorative finishing master
  • A brief history of latex paint from a noted architectural conservator
  • Production processes and techniques of painting large-scale murals


Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Time: Begins 11am PT / 12pm CST / 1pm EST

Duration: Approx. 4 hours (come and go as you please)

A recording of the webinar will be made available to Guild members on our website after the event.

The first 30 registrants are automatically entered to win one of our best-selling t-shirts!

The shirt that says what every Scenic Artist is always thinking: ‘Here I am, painting wood to look like other wood, again’.

Meet the Guests

Rebecca Burton, CIH, CSP

Rebecca started her career as a Scenic Artist before becoming an Industrial Hygienist for 3M, working with scientists to implement creative solutions to manage on-the-job risks. She’s remained close to the Performing Arts community, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota. 

Mary Jablonski

Architectural Conservator and President of the firm of Jablonski Building Conservation, Mary has more than 25 years’ experience in architectural conservation, lecturing widely on conservation topics. She co-chaired the 2017 Architectural Paint Research Conference held at Columbia University.

Anthony Phelps

Anthony currently teaches in the theatre program at the University of MA Boston, and is a member of United Scenic Artists and IATSE. His film/tv scenic art credits include: Castle Rock (seasons 1 and 2), The Society, Knives OutAva, andThe Equalizer.

Nels Christianson

Nels has worked with some of the most renowned designers in the NYC area since 1986 with his decorative painting firm, Christianson Lee Studios. Nels studied at the renowned Van Der Kelen School of Painting in Brussels, receiving its highest honor of the Gold Medal of Excellence for Decorative Painting.

Anat Ronen


Anat Ronen is a self-taught artist and muralist based in Houston. She became a professional artist in her late 30s following her and her husband’s decision to emigrate to the USA.  In addition to her mural work, she participates in international street painting and street art festivals nationwide and around the world.

Amy Wortman

Due to her scoliosis Amy has sought lifelong treatment to prevent and reduce pain while working as a Scenic Artist, and been successful in that endeavor. She is a member of USA829 and is based in NYC.

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The Guild is proudly non-profit, volunteer-run, and was created to champion artists like you. We rely on member dues and donations to carry out our mission of providing opportunities for Scenic Artists to connect, share, and develop.
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