This practical weekend workshop will give you an introduction to the stages of set design, from reading the script and creating a concept, to understanding what is required to design a set and create a model box.

Using a short text, we will teach you how to gather imagery and ideas from the play and bring those ideas to life. You will learn practical skills of model making and scale drawing and we’ll show you how to make the most of these in your own work.

Introduction to Set Design is led by theatre designer and Design Course Director at The Lir Academy Maree Kearns. The course is ideal for anyone involved in school and amateur theatre productions, or anyone who would like to learn more about the main elements of set design. The course fee includes all course materials.

Maree Kearns is a theatre designer based in Dublin. She has designed sets and costumes for stage and screen, across theatre, dance, opera, musical theatre, film and television with many of Ireland’s leading companies and directors.