Paintshop goes Pompeii…

Every year in the design realisation department, at the end of the winter term, our first year students take over the workshops and create what has been nicknamed the DRP- the Design Realisation Project.  This project is aimed at showcasing the skills and knowledge that the students have acquired during their first term here at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; in prop making, scenic construction and scenic art.  Each year the project is designed by a different staff member in design realisation (last year is was prop’s lecturer Pat and this year Vanessa has designed a Pompeii inspired project which our first year students have been working hard on for the last few weeks. 

The students were lucky enough to visit the Pompeii exhibition recently which helped spark inspiration and provided valuable contextual information to feed into the project.  Coupled with Vanessa’s design, the team have been hard at work in all three of workshops here in the technical theatre department preparing for the showing tomorrow.  Here are some shots of the DRP in progress…

To see the finished article, head down to the design realisation workshops tomorrow between 12:00 and 15:30.  There will be a small exhibition showing how the DRP was created in the props workshop with the set itself in the paintshop.  There will also be students from the leadership pathway of the Guildhall Artist Masters programme improvising music alongside the piece at intervals from 1.10pm to 2.10pm.  Everyone welcome, come down and take a look…

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