Musical Set Design Collaboration
This year I took part in helping out with the set design for the spring musical, Joseph and the Technicoloured
Dream Coat. I and 3 of my art students spent many hours
after school working on a HUGE Sphinx head. It was a challenging piece as all 4
of us had next to no experience in creating a relief sculpture of this scale.
We spent hours creating, researching and experimenting with different materials
to come up with the best way to create the Sphinx’s’ features. Although
creating the Sphinx was sometimes grueling, challenging, and frustrating, etc, I am
eager to take on next year’s set design project as i did enjoy myself and learned a lot.
Below is a short
Alina Abramovich, critic, Glebe Collegiate Institute: Especially notable
was the construction done by Liam Vienotte, Leslie Savard and Melissa Henderson
on the extremely detailed giant sphinx head that served as the Pharaoh’s palace
and fantastic backdrop to the Egyptian song numbers.
- plaster cast
- masking tape
- card board boxes (for the paws)
- blue water based house paint
- Egyptian gold water based house paint