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Prop Maker's Workshop Manual

By David H Rigden

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ISBN: 9781785005039
PUBLISHED: 05/11/2018
PAGES: 272
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 375 colour photographs and 42 colour line artworks

For many people, even within the theatre industry, prop making is something of a 'dark art', practised by gifted individuals who manage to produce intricate works battling against short deadlines. However, the skills of prop making are relevant to many industries and contexts, whether for art projects, carnival floats, live action role-play (LARP), model railways or film and television. The options and applications are endless, but the traditional skills remain the same.

The Prop Maker's Workshop Manual is a definitive guide to the materials and practices used within the professional performing arts industries, covering both traditional techniques and modern practices.

Topics covered include:

  • Paper mache and card construction
  • Flexible canes and withies
  • Timber and steel frameworks
  • Sculpting, moulding and casting processes
  • Texture and paint techniques
  • GRP and epoxy resins
  • Thermoformableplastics, including Plastazote and Wonderflex
  • An introduction to life casting

RRP: £25.00

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E-Book Edition: £18.00 (incl. VAT)

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