Model Making for the Stage explains the practical techniques that will promote accurate scale model making for the theatre.
Topics covered include: Practical information about model-making materials and setting up a good working environment; Foundation skills, techniques and exercises to introduce model making; How to construct scale interiors, exteriors and furniture, and create accurate scale figures; Different types of model within a design process; The scenographic model as a communication tool; Collaborating with the director and fellow designers as an integral part of model-making process; The importance of considering the performers during the model-making process; Information about theatre technology, scenic construction and painting; Presenting the final scenographic model.
Keith Orton studied theatre design at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In the mid 1990s he became a resident designer at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. In 1996 he returned to Central as a full time design tutor.