HSC | Set Design & Model Making

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9.00pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 19 February 2022
Rehearsal Rooms
18 Belvoir Street
$150 per student
$210 per teacher (Booking fees apply)
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Set Design

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,
  • role of set design in the overall production and the director’s vision,
  • tools available to the set designer: three dimensional shape and texture,
  • how to use a floor plan, scale and a scale model.

Model Making

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 the:

  • basic techniques for creating shapes, textures and props in the model box,
  • 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.

This workshop is intended to help you create design concepts through costume theory and a practical exploration of design techniques, guided by a Belvoir artist. Artists delivering this workshop will not be providing guidance on specifics of the HSC requirement. For information on your practical exam you should consult your teacher


Held at Belvoir
Gadigal Country
18 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills 2010

TO PREPARE: Participants will need:

Participants will need:

  • sharp lead pencil
  • UHU Glue, All purpose glue
  • mechanical pencil for technical drawing for 0.5 mm lead
  • A3 size sheet of 5mm white foam board
  • tape measure (for construction not dressmaking)

Optional, if you have it already or would like to own for your project

  • set square, a geometric square ruler
  •  scale ruler (1:20, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 125 ratios)
  • craft cutting knife or scalpel
  • metal ruler for cutting
  • Cutting mat

These items available in Art Shops as well, but cheapest at Officeworks. Closer to the workshop Belvoir will also offer material packs. You can chose to request the mandatory or all items closer to the workshop.