How To Create Durable Halloween Scenery That Will Survive To Haunt Again

For some people – Halloween is the most important holiday of the year. It’s the time of year to pull out all the stops and celebrate the haunted and the macabre. Such is the case for one residence in...

Jenny Knott October 30, 2019 Questions?

Priming Techniques For Foam Carving Using Rosco FoamCoat and CrystalGel

Heidi Hoffer is a designer and instructor currently working at SCAD as Professor of Production Design, which includes a focus on scenic design for theatre, film/TV and themed entertainment. She also...

Jenny Knott October 03, 2019 Questions?

The Origin Story Of Earth Umber – The Overlooked Earth Tone You Should Be Using

Bridgette Dennett is a freelance scenic designer and instructor – currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She noted what a...

Angelique Powers September 05, 2019 Questions?

Create Realistic Faux Dirt That Travels Well & Installs Easily

  Brigitte Bechtel is a scenic artist whose paintbrushes have taken her from Boston, MA to Tucson, AZ, and beyond! While working at The Arizona Theatre Company, she discovered a delightful new...

Angelique Powers July 25, 2019 Questions?

Painting Murals For A Public Art Tour With Off Broadway Paint

In Fall 2018, Fresco Exchange, an organization whose aim is “to promote and connect artists on an international scale,” brought together muralists from Latin America and the US to embark on a public...

Angelique Powers May 16, 2019 Questions?

A Magical Adventure To An Invisible Blue Moon Created With Rosco Fluorescent Paints

Tim Parati has worked as a Scenic Designer and Resident Scenic Artist at Children's Theatre of Charlotte for 15 years. Working at a theatre for young audiences requires him to create some pretty far...

Jenny Knott April 23, 2019 Questions?

The Painted Pianos Of Glasgow Piano City

I was invited to do a workshop at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCoS) by Gary Fry, Lecturer - Scenic Art. Tom Binns, the Project Coordinator for Glasgow Piano City (GPC), was one of the...

Jenny Knott April 16, 2019 Questions?

A Blueprint For Successful UV Effects

Paul Yeates is an Assistant Professor of Lighting & Scenic Design at Idaho State University who I first met during a Teachers Training For Scenic Painting course at Cobalt Studios. Paul had a strong...

Jenny Knott March 14, 2019 Questions?

Supersaturated vs. Off Broadway Paint – A Comparison

Throughout our painting adventures, many of us have used Rosco paint products on one project or another. Maybe, while choosing which paint products to use, questions about the differences in Rosco...

Angelique Powers January 31, 2019 Questions?

Nine “Don’ts” When It Comes To Flame Retarding Scenery

  As Scenic Artists, our main job is to “Execute the designer’s ideas and concepts of a show using a myriad of techniques like painting, carving and texture work.” However, we also have a second job...

Angelique Powers January 03, 2019 Questions?