Course Provider: Nottingham Trent University
Contact Name: Linsey Richards
Telephone: 0115 848 2813
Course Length: Five days
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Very popular course: learn to make a tutu! This is an exciting course designed for anyone who has an interest in theatre costume or ballet. It will teach you how to make a professional tutu base and bodice for classical ballet dancers or ballet students. With a limit of six people you will have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue making tutus at home or work.
Tutu making is a unique skill allowing costume professionals to stand out in a crowd with a competitive portfolio. It is not a widely taught subject and is rarely taught to a professional standard.
On this course you will:
learn how to construct a ten or twelve-layer tutu base skirt with bodice by fitting, cutting and pleating; and
assembling the layers and understanding how to cut and construct the bodice.
The course will be delivered through a number of technical lessons in order to complete the project. Examples of the finished project will be available as a visual aid and demonstrations of the various processes shown throughout.
The course is ideal for a recent graduate wanting to build up their CV or a costume professional wanting to broaden their skills. The course would also be great for an enthusiastic amateur, a parent with a child studying ballet or a dance tutor who wants a creative input in their final show costumes.
Basic machine and hand sewing skills are useful for this course but no extensive costume or tutu making skills are necessary.
What will you gain?
The skills taught on this course would be an addition to any portfolio of work and could essentially lead to work in the costume industry. It could also be an aid to developing existing professional knowledge.
Above all it will create an opportunity for like-minded people to have fun learning something new.
Tutor profile: Sarah Turner studied theatre costume at London College of Fashion in the 1980's and went on to work exstensively in reportary theatres throughout the north of England. She has worked as a cutter and maker and also freelanced on many other projects. Sarah's work also includes musicals, opera, film and television as well as historical work for museums and more recently costumes for art installations. She is currently a part time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University on the Costume Design and Making course.
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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above).
What's included in the price?
Five days of quality tuition with an experienced tutor, from 10 am - 4 pm. Maximum class size: 6.
Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee. Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.
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