Professional Development

Professional learning workshops for teachers.

Belvoir runs a series of professional learning workshops for teachers throughout the year in both metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW. Teachers learn from industry professionals and are provided with comprehensive teaching outlines and practical activities to take back to the classroom.

Still studying? Concession rates are available for student teachers. Email [email protected] for details.

UPCOMING TEACHER WORKSHOPS

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    UP NEXT: SET DESIGN & MODEL MAKING

    This workshop is run in two parts. Participants can book for one part only or for both parts.

    When
    9.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 6 March 2021

    Where
    In person – 18 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills

    PART ONE:
    INTRODUCTION TO SET DESIGN

    9.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 6 March 2021

    Designer Katja Handt takes participants through principles and elements of theatrical set design and approaches to working on the HSC Drama IP. This workshop includes practical activities in set design, giving participants the opportunity to view a designer’s portfolio. During the workshop participants will explore:

    • The process of designing a set for a show from the first script reading to opening night
    • The role of set design in the overall production and the director’s vision
    • The tools available to the set designer: three dimensional shape and texture
    • How to use a floor plan, scale and a scale model

    Cost
    $65 per student
    $90 per teacher
    (booking fees apply)

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    PART TWO:
    MODEL MAKING

    1.00pm-5.00pm, Saturday 27 February

    Designer Katja Handt leads participants in an intensely practical workshop where you will learn how to read and work with scale and how to translate a technical drawing into a 3D model. During the workshop you will learn:

    • Basic techniques for creating shapes, textures and props in the model box and
    • How to art finish miniatures to resemble reality
    • How to present a model box when it is finished

    Please note that you will need to bring some model making materials to this workshop. A list of materials and where to buy them will be provided after booking.

    Cost
    $85 per student
    $120 per teacher
    (booking fees apply)

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    FULL DAY (BOTH PARTS):
    INTRODUCTION TO SET DESIGN AND MODEL MAKING

    9.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 6 March

    Cost
    $150 per student
    $210 per teacher
    (booking fees apply)

     

     

    PREVIOUS TEACHER WORKSHOPS

    APPROACHES TO MAKING A MONOLOGUE

    Playwright, Actor and adaptor Benedict Hardie will unpack the elements of creating a monologue text with action, tension, conflict and character. Learn dramaturgical techniques in building and adapting an original monologue piece from a variety of source materials. The workshop includes practical activities in structure, story and character development.

    During the workshop you will be introduced to:
    • Principles of dramatic action
    • Strategies for bringing characters to life
    • Writing dialogue and stage direction
    • Approaches to redrafting and structure
    • Rehearsal room techniques for honing the draft
    • Q & A with actor and writer Benedict Hardie and other participating teachers

    Digital

    When: 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Friday 13 November 2020

    Where: via Zoom

    Cost: $85.00 per teacher (Booking fees apply)

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      COSTUME DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

      Designer Imogen Ross explores the essential principles of costume design and offers starting points for theatre in relation to approaching the individual project. This costume design workshop includes practical design activities and gives you the chance to examine a professional costume designer’s portfolio.

      During the workshop you will be introduced to:
      • Process of designing costumes from initial design ideas to the final costume on stage
      • The elements that make an effective costume design
      • Role of costume design in the overall production
      • Tools available to the costume designer: line, colour and texture
      • Activities and strategies for teaching costume design in the classroom
      • Q & A with designer Imogen Ross and participating teachers

      Digital

      When: 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Friday 30 October 2020

      Where: via Zoom

      Cost: $85.00 per teacher (Booking fees apply)

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        APPROACHES TO MONOLOGUE PERFORMANCE

        Actor and Director Anna Houston introduces the elements that make up an engaging monologue and offers practical approaches to the individual project. In this workshop you will learn to teach by example through practical activities to explore the dramatic concepts of character, goal, audience, conflict, stakes & staging.

        During the workshop you will be introduced to:
        • How to build physicality and vocalisation techniques to enhance performance
        • The process of breaking down a script to find objectives, motivations and actions
        • Role of physicality and internal motivations for characterisation
        • Tools available to an actor when rehearsing a monologue and seeking feedback
        • Activities and strategies for teaching monologue performance in the classroom
        • Q & A with actor and director Anna Houston and other participating teachers

        Digital

        When: 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Friday 6 November 2020

        Where: via Zoom

        Cost: $85.00 per teacher (Booking fees apply)

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          CONTACT DETAILS

          Email: [email protected] if you would like to receive information about our Professional Development Workshops, or if you are looking for a Professional Development workshop in a particular element of theatre production or performance.

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