Costume Design Process and Rendering

A three-day workshop on approaches to designing costumes for contemporary themed performances with an eclectic twist for television, opera, or a stage drama. In the spirit of the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, the rendering process will incorporate collage with used paper mediums to enhance traditional watercolour rendering. The course is designed to nurture each designer’s innate process for creating costumes and explore what it takes to bring characters from the written page to life.

Workshop Leader Biography:
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko has more than 25 years of
experience as a professional costume designer in theater,
film and television. In 2003, she received an Emmy for her
costume design work on NBC’s American Dreams. She was
also Emmy-nominated five times including FX’s American
Horror Story, HBO’s Carnivàle and From the Earth to the
Moon (produced by Tom Hanks). She was nominated for
four Costume Designers Guild Awards during five seasons of HBO’s Big Love as well as 3 other tv series. Recent TV credits include Alan Ball’s HBO series Here and Now, starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter; and the Starz TV series Blunt Talk, starring Patrick Stewart.

Chrisi’s theatrical designs have been featured in productions at the Old Globe Theater, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Guthrie Theater Kennedy Center and on Broadway. Currently, Karvonides’ opera designs include Alcina in Karlsruhe, Germany; Proving Up for Opera Omaha; The Human Voice for Opera Philadelphia. In spring of 2019 her costume designs for Macbeth will be featured at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In addition, Karvonides is the head of Costume Design at UCLA’s Theater, Film, and TV for the undergraduate and MFA programs. She has given guest lectures on the art of costume design in Cardiff, Wales; and New York City and Lecce, Italy. Karvonides-Dushenko received her M.F.A. in theater design from Yale School of Drama and her B.F.A. from Emerson College.

12—14 06 2019 10:00—18:00
Where DAMU S111