This workshop finished on Sunday 07 March 2021, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.
In this workshop we’ll explore how to talk about/think about/perceive light, using examples from theatre, art, and daily life.
If you’re a designer or director, this will be especially good for learning how to communicate about lighting in a coherent and constructive way!
No technical experience is necessary, but if you do have do have technical/design experience there will still be loads to learn and talk about.
Sorry for the pretentious name, which is fully ripped off of a lighting design course I (Elissa) took in college. To lean into the pretentiousness, I’ll leave you with a quote from the introduction of The Magic of Light, by Jean Rosenthal, an early pioneer of lighting design, which inspired much of this workshop: “How [Jean] thought about light seems to me to have a value for anybody…I found that I was gaining a new awareness, a conscious awareness of light, which had nothing to do with ‘how to.’ And there is nothing more exciting than an expansion of one’s personal consciousness.” – Lael Wertenbaker