A look through the window…

The technical rehearsals for our upcoming show ‘The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other’ are well under way; if you stand in the paintshop long enough you will hear a very strange collection of sound effects rattling through the dock doors…dog barks, a plane taking off…a blood curdling scream to name but a few.  In the paintshop, our second and third year scenic art team are starting work on their personal projects where they choose a painting to produce in the last couple of weeks in the department.  They’ve just finished the last piece of work for the ‘The Hour…’, a large ‘rug’ that has a road surface and tyre tracks on one side and the same concrete grey on the other.  The whole thing has to be rolled up and carried so the team have had to limit the amount of texture they use.  They have applied a mix of idenden (a texture coating that dries solid, yet flexible so it doesn’t crack) and vermiculite (an insulation material that we add to idenden and artex for a chunky texture).  The team used a stencil of tyre tracks to mark out the pattern which was then used as a guide for applying the texture.  Small shrubs of grass were applied along the centre strip and then the whole thing was painted.  Here are a couple of photos after the texture has been applied and then the finished rug:

Textured road, ready to paintThe finsihed road

Meanwhile in the props department, Jasmine has finished her stained glass window that she has been working on.  The pictures on the plastic glazing have been painstakingly drawn out and painted in and as you can see it looks beautiful.  The window is seen from both sides so a lot of work has gone into this prop and I think you’ll agree with me that the finished item looks very impressive indeed- well done Jas!


In the scenic construction department, the team are putting the finishing touches on the funeral barge which I will be sure to get photos of as it’s being finished and painted.  As promised I will also get some photos of the set during the tech rehearsals so stay tuned…

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