Theatre Costume Workshop (London and Milan)

London Milan Courses
En London (Wimbledon) (Inglaterra)

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Tipología Curso
Lugar London (wimbledon) (Inglaterra)
Horas lectivas 90h
  • Curso
  • London (wimbledon) (Inglaterra)
  • 90h

Objetivo del curso: Theatre Costume Workshop that axplores the lavish stage production fashion of London and Milan.
Dirigido a: students and graduates interested in fashion and theatre


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· Requisitos

18 years of age and knowledge of the English language


ONDON - Theatre Costume Workshop at Wimbledon College of Art, 25 June - 5 July 2012

Course Detail: You will begin with an overview of costume design for theatre, with visits to a variety of museums and theatre costume departments in London .This project will concentrate on building a practical skill base of basic sewing skills and fabric enhancement techniques. It will give you the opportunity to utilise and develop these skills as you work to understand the construction of a corset that can be developed into different styles. You start by making a basic non-period corset, incorporating different methods of making seams, boning and trimmings etc. There will also be an opportunity to develop your knowledge and begin learning the skills involved with constructing a period – corset.

Course Outcomes: You will have an advanced understanding of the construction of a basic boned corset and learnt how to fit a corset. You will have developed techniques for finishing and decorating corsets.

Lead Tutor: Eileen Newton studied her BA & MA at Wimbledon College of Art and presently works as an Associate Lecturer & Senior Technician within the School of Theatre, on the Costume Design & Interpretation courses. Eileen works as a visual artists and is also a freelance maker, specialising in corsetry and tailoring.


  • Notebook and Pen
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Paper scissors
  • Pins (round heads are preferable for the fittings)
  • Needles
  • A range of good quality threads
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • tailor's chalk

During the course students will be advised about purchasing the following:

  • 1m of top fabric for the corset (avoid velvet and satin unless you are an experienced maker)

MILAN - Theatre Costume Workshop - The Traditional Costume is Back in Vogue at NABA, 10 – 20 July 2012

Course Detail: The course aims at providing students with specific theatre costuming knowledge and an insight on traditional Italian tailoring techniques. Students will also learn to use their creativity to experiment with materials and shapes. Throughout the nine days of the course students will design one theatre costume item, with the help of a theatre costume tailor. Lectures on contemporary theatre costume design as well as visits to the costume laboratories of the Scala Theatre and of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano and to Milanese theatre costume tailoring shops will bring students in close contact with professional costume design tools and methodologies.

Course Outcomes:Students will have developed their tailoring skills, knowledge of costume history and learnt how to collaborate with professionals. Students will leave with an element of costume redesigned with a report that explains its objective.

Course Leader: Margherita Palli She has been teaching since 1991. She is Professor of Theatre Design at NABA and of the Theatre Design Lab at the IUAV in Venice. She was also Professor of Theatre Design at the Politecnico di Milano–Bovisa. Prior to teaching, she was a theatre designer. Beginning in 1984 she worked with the director Luca Ronconi, with whom she has produced a long series of shows all over the world. She also works with other directors including Mauro Avogadro, Franco Branciaroli, Andrea Barzini, Liliana Cavani, and Cesare Lievi. She has worked for several internationally well-known theatres and festival such as Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Theatre Odéon-Comédie Française de Paris, Salzburg Festival, Biennale Teatro di Venezia. Throughout her career, she has been awarded many prizes for her artistry in theatre design.


  • Young tailor’s kit: scissors, needles, thread, tape measure
  • Buy drapery from Raponi, via D’Annunzio 27
  • Photo camera

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