Skid Row Puppet Show presents Costuming for Puppets Workshop with costuming artist Deborah Skorstad.
Attendees will get an overview of the fundamentals of costuming puppets and then put this information into practice.
In the morning session we will discuss integrating costuming into your show, research and history of costuming, and scale of costuming. We will look at resources for historical puppet costumes, examples of costumed puppets, and patterning will be featured.
In the afternoon we will take what we’ve learned during the morning and put it into practice. Come with questions, projects, puppets to costume, or costuming conundrums to discuss for this hands on afternoon.
If you’re joining us for the whole day: please bring a sack lunch or a dish to share for family style knoshing.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 28, 2013
9:30 am – 4:30 pm PST
University of Washington School of Drama Costume Shop
Seattle, WA, USA
DEBORAH SKORSTAD is a Seattle based costume designer, educator, tailor/draper and craft artisan. She designs costumes for professional and educational theater, dance, aerial performance, magicians and puppets. She is currently lead costumer at the University of Washington’s School of Drama costume shop. She teaches an Introduction to Theatrical Costuming class, an Intensive Cosplay Costume class and is the adviser to the Costume Club at the UW. From 1993 -2001 she was the costume shop manager at Seattle Children’s Theater where she over saw the costume production of over 49 shows and had the great fortune to work often with Douglas Paasch. In 2005 she was invited to fabricate the costumes for Ping Chong’s “China” 3 Tales of Cathay co-produced by the Seattle Rep and the Kennedy Center. In 2007 her design won a juried competition for Pike Place Market’s Centennial icons, The Fintastic Five: 5 walk-about, realistic salmon. She designed the costumes for Brian Kooser’s productions of Dracula-A Case Study (Theater Off Jackson 2007), Micheal Jackson and Bubbles (UFO The Puppet Show 2008), Bloody Henry (Seattle University 2009), Miss Esther Bangs (Seattle Erotic Arts Festival 2010) and was assistant to Lynn Jeffrie’s Shadow Puppet Intensive 2012 funded by the UW Innovation Fund.
Workshop participation donation $5-25 sliding scale (donations help to rent the space, pay our instructor artist, provide some materials, and foster future workshops)
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