Design 101: A Unit in Three Lessons

Grade Levels
8th - 12th
Formats Included
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66 pages
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Technical theater requires you to be a jack of all trades. A basic understanding of design is a must for all visual theatrical designers, whether they be interested in makeup, costumes, lights, or props. Any great technical theater program, therefore, must start with design.

I created these three condensed design lessons as part of my technical theater curriculum, but I also use them with Theater I as we begin to dabble in tech. This package includes three presentations with accompanying activities.

1. Color for Theater: This presentation can be purchased separately here. These attractive slides cover a range of concepts sorted into Value, Hue, Saturation, and Color Psychology. You can see a full list of concepts covered in the PDF preview before purchasing. What the $2.00 solo item does not include is the Color Schemes Worksheet (see item preview) that is included in this bundle. After learning about color, students will use their knowledge to color the same image of Shakespeare in different color schemes.

2. Elements of Art: This presentation covers the elements of art (such as line, color, form) and comes with an interactive notebook page that students should assemble before the presentation and then complete while the presentation is being given.

3. Principles of Design: This presentation covers the principles of design (balance, unity, etc) and comes with directions for an activity that teachers can lead with small groups to reinforce the concepts discussed.

Each one of these presentations comes with PPT, PDF, and ODP formats. These additional formats do not contribute to the provided page count.

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Total Pages
66 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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