Monday, July 15, 2013

set design: day one

This week at camp, I have a group of amazing girls and we are designing the set for the play that the theater department is putting on. It's a combination of many different Brothers Grimm fairy tales. 
We were told to make a magical forest.
The stage is set up in such a way that we have to make two backdrops: one for each side of the stage as the actors will be exiting through the center of the curtain.
I decided to create a limited color palette for us to work with. By using limited colors, the girls can go absolutely nuts and everything will still have a sense of consistency. I think it's going to turn out beautiful.
The forests will be painterly pine trees in varying shades of mint green with some birch trees mixed in (of course). All the accessories will be neon reds, pinks, and paler shades of the two. Today we made stars and birds that will float between the two forests and over the actors. 
Throughout the week, we'll be creating the green forests and some forest animals like deer and foxes (who will also be pink). I'm literally living out one of my lifelong dreams by designing a forest set for a play, even if it is at a camp with kids. I'm pretty sure that makes it even better. 
Have a wonderful evening! xo, Amanda

3 comments:

AMW said...

This is going to be gorgeous!

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Thank you!!!!

www.juliadenos.com said...

Seems like a AA painting brought to life, how fun!!