Past Elective Course

Ashland, Oregon

A week-long 3-credit graduate level course geared toward high school and community college theatre educators, covering several techniques for creating costumes from clothing:

  • Adapt clothing to create costumes
  • Experiment with mixing Rit dyes to achieve a desired shade on cotton, silk, wool, and rayon
  • Apply color theory to costume design and dyeing
  • Learn a variety of techniques to age a costume for the stage
  • Create recipes for stage blood
  • Play with sand paper, wraps and razors to break down fabric
  • Investigate distressing with patches, paint, fabric markers, dye and sculpting medium
  • Discover different types of fabric painting
  • Attend an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production
  • Come away with multiple techniques for hands-on projects you can use in your classroom or productions


Maggie Dick, freelance costume designer and technician

Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-11:30 am Morning session
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-2:30 pm Afternoon session 1
3:00-5:00 pm Afternoon session 2
5:00-6:30 pm Dinner

Evening Schedule 2010

Sunday 7/4, 7:00pm Welcome reception, orientation
Monday 7/5  
Tuesday 7/6  
Wednesday 7/7  
Thursday 7/8  
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