School Holiday's at Merrigong presents

Workshop: Make a set and create a story

School Holiday Workshop with Imogen Ross

Introduction to basic model making and set design for young designers aged 9 - 12 years.

06 Jul – 06 Jul

Set Design is all about telling a story with pictures and 3D shapes, enabling an audience to see AND feel the dramatic space around the performers.

Model Making is the craft of making small scale ‘dolls-house’ sized replicas of the imagined space.

Using storybooks as the starting point, theatre designer Imogen Ross (Diary of a Wombat, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie) will guide students through the imaginative process of creating a set that creates the ‘feeling’ of a story as well as the location.

Students are asked to bring along a favourite picture book or fairy-tale that inspires them.

PVA glues, scissors, rulers, and paint will be used during the workshop – please wear clothing that can cope with mess.

Tutor: Imogen Ross 

Imogen Ross has worked as a freelance set designer and theatre maker for the last 23 years in Sydney, Melbourne, London and Perth.

She regularly delivers youth arts workshops in set and costume design with NIDA, Belvoir St, AIM and The Arts Unit, as well as developing strong creative collaborations with Merrigong Theatre in the Illawarra, Shopfront Arts CoOp in Carlton and Monkey Baa Theatre in Sydney.

Imogen has designed and mentored CALD performers on a range of site-specific productions and community/youth organisations.

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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, The Music Lounge


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Tickets: $20

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Performance Times
General Public:
Thur 6 Jul 1pm

Running Time
Approx 2 hrs

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