School Holiday's at Merrigong presents

Workshop: Introduction to Costume Design

School Holiday Workshop with Katja Handt

Introduction to costume design for young designers aged 15 - 18 years.

04 Jul – 04 Jul

Want to feel empowered by just how creative you can be?

Are you interested in costume design and have wondered how to design and create costumes for theatre and film?

This fascinating and informative workshop is an introduction to costume design for young people. International costume designer and costume artist Katja Handt will guide participants through the role and process of the costume designer. They will learn how to translate a text into images and then transform those images into costumes for performers whilst getting a personal insight into the world of theatre and big budget film productions.

Students will do a number of practical and fun exercises including the development of a colour palette, the importance of line and silhouette to express character and the difference between designing for a live audience and for camera.

A great opportunity for those considering taking their interest in costume design to the next level and a must for those planning to choose costume design for their drama project or professional career.

Maximum of 20 students.

About Katja Handt 

Over the years Katja has worked as a designer and artist on a wide range of projects in film, events and the performing and visual arts.

She has designed shows in Australia for companies like Belvoir, Legs on the Wall, Sydney Festival and De Quincey Co, created installations for exhibitions at Old Parliament House in Canberra and most recently the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. She has also held leading positions in feature films such as Fury Road and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Her expertise in scenography, costume fabrication, painting and sculpture has led her to develop a unique experimental art practise but her greatest passion remains being in a room with a group of like-minded people making theatre.

Recently she designed The Outside Man for Merrigong Theatre Company.

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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, The Music Lounge


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Tickets: $35

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Performance Times
General Public:
Tue 4 Jul 10am

Running Time
Approx 4 hrs (with a break)

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