For many people, even within the theatre industry, prop making is something of a 'dark art', practised by gifted individuals who manage to produce intricate works battling against short deadlines. However, the skills of prop making are relevant to many industries and contexts, whether for art projects, carnival floats, live action role-play (LARP), model railways or film and television. The options and applications are endless, but the traditional skills remain the same.
The Prop Maker's Workshop Manual is a definitive guide to the materials and practices used within the professional performing arts industries, covering both traditional techniques and modern practices.
Topics covered include:
Paper mache and card construction
Flexible canes and withiesTimber and steel frameworks
Sculpting, moulding and casting processes
Texture and paint techniques
GRP and epoxy resins
Thermoformableplastics, including Plastazote and Wonderflex
An introduction to life casting
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 05/11/2018PAGES:272
INSIDE:375 colour photographs and 42 colour line artworks
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