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THE 042 – Fund Theatrical Make-up

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Focus on the development of drawing, painting, and sculpture skills as they relate to the creation of a dramatic character for the stage. Alternating Falls w/ THE 041.

Section Description: THEATRE 42/ ART 95: FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRICAL MAKE-UP Professor Martin A. Thaler Room 103 Royall Tyler Theatre Office:656-0089 Office Hours: Wednesdays : 1:30-2:30 Home: 863-8702 Martin.Thaler@uvm.edu Cell: 609-636-2815 Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 These are all the numbers where you can reach me, but use my cell phone FIRST. I’d much rather you call and ask a question about your assignment than avoid it…so don’t hesitate to call. You MUST call me if you are missing class for ANY reason. In any event, I have an open door policy so stop by anytime, and do not hesitate to call me at home or on my cell if I am on the road. Call whenever you need to ask a question or just talk. Required Text: Monstrous Make Up Manual, by Mike Spatola, Order online through Amazon.com $36.65 Required Lab Fee for supplies: $68.87 ($55.00 of this is your make up kit) Required supply: 14x17 Tracing Paper Pad Required supply: Prismacolor colored pencil set, minimally 24 but 48 is better. You can find a set of 48 online for less than $50.00, but shop smart: even Costo sometimes carries these. Order online or get at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon. In addition to the text, and make up kit your lab fee will supply, you will also need to purchase some basic street make up to do less theatrical designs and basic corrective makeup. These supplies are often in a less heavy liquid and or powder form and include: Foundation, self tanner, or bronzer Concealer Eye Shaddow Eye Liner Mascara Lip color, matt or gloss finish Natural blush Natural contour A large Powder brush A large Powder brush Make up remover wipes In general, other supplies you will need are: An old shirt with a center front opening that can be worn during make up applications A hair band to keep hair off forehead Hand cleaner, MUST be antibacterial Astringent; like witch hazel, or proper ph Derma Shield A small mirror to use as a palette A palette knife A small scissors Make up wipes Paper towels Tissues Cotton balls It is also necessary for each student to have 8X10 glossy black and white photograph of themselves made. Full front and slight ¾ profiles are the only acceptable positions. I will take these the first day of classes and print them for you. The goals of the course are: 1. To give the beginning student of make up design and application an exposure to the methods and techniques used in Theatrical Make up Design, as well as to create an environment where those techniques can be practiced under the supervision of the instructor and repeated when necessary to gain the skill to apply them with confidence 2. To give the students of Studio Art, (ie. painting, drawing and sculpture) another venue to practice their art form and discover other art forms to use their artistry for gainful employment. 3. To give the students of Theatre the background and training in the design and application of make up that will be necessary to aid them in becoming a more fully skilled actor, designer and general theatre artist. 4. To develop an adept sense of designing, and understanding that is appropriate for the theatrical character. 5. To develop the skills necessary to work with the creation and application of a make up design on someone other than one’s self. This requires that you learn to be sensitive to the needs of the actor, during both early and later rehearsals, gaining an insight into how to help them feel comfortable in the design and its application. 6. To create an exciting addition to your portfolio that demonstrates a thoughtful, creative, and safe design and application process. Each class meets for three hours each week. The first part of the class will be a lecture/demonstration; the second part will consist of the active participation of the students as they attempt to execute the make up procedure demonstrated that day. Students will often work on themselves but at times will work in pairs. When working in pairs, the pairs will rotate so that students will encounter different types of skin colors, complexions, facial characteristics and bone structures. Attendance is mandatory. Each lecture/demo will cover a different topic. Missing a class will not exempt a student from knowing how to do the technique that has been taught that day….it’s really very simple. You need to be here to learn the technique. You simply cannot learn the process if you are not here. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED SECTIONS OF THE COURSE. THE REQUIRED SECTIONS OF THE COURSE ARE: 1. Attendance and participation at all lecture/demonstrations. 2. Demonstrating the application of those skills taught during the lecture /demonstrations in a satisfactory manner. 3. Successful Completion of a Mid-term Design Project 4. Successful completion of the Final Design Project 5. Successful completion and application of the make up design for all characters assigned to you in the Department production of The Toys Take Over Christmas, during which the class will function as make up crew for the entire cast and four day run of the production. BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO PUT THE DATES OF DECEMBER 3rd, 4th,5th, and 6th, ON YOUR CALENDER AS DATES THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RUN THE CHRISTMAS SHOW HERE AT THE ROYALL TYLER. On the 3rd and 4th, you will be needed from 5:00-9:00. On the 5th and 6th you will be needed throughout the days, all day, from 8:00a.m. until 6:30 p.m. *IF POSSIBLE, WORK FOR THIS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO TEAMS AND TEAMS WILL ALTERNATE SO THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE. SO YOU WILL LIKELY BE WORKING ONE EVENING REHEARSAL AND ONE FULL DAY ON THE WEEKEND.

CRN: 15052

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 15/16

Days Time Location
W 12:00 - 15:00 ON CAMPUS SEE NOTES

Instructor(s): Martin Andrew Thaler

Meeting Dates: 19 Jan 2016 - 04 May 2016