of Fine Arts
Latex and 3D projects in Makeup Studio
This class is required of all majors and minors. It consists of 2
components. The first is a bi-weekly class made up of lectures,
demonstrations, students presentations, and group workshops. The
assigned projects may vary from year to year, but there is usually an
assignment that will be used onstage in FMU's current productions. The
other component is a laboratory time, scheduled once a week. This lab
time is used to introduce students to basic sewing skills that are
necessary in the costume shop. A lab project is required of each
student, in addition to the regular craft projects. During the weekly
lab time, students will also learn the basic operations of the costume
shop, and will assist the costume designer with upcoming productions.
Favorite past craft projects include jewelry, head-pieces, and baby
quilts, which were donated to a local charity.
209: Costume Crafts
The class decided to create creatures for McLeod Children's Hospital as a class project for Fall 2006 and again in 2008 and 2009. Assistant Professor of Theatre-Costume Design Abby Kiker enlisted pattern donations from Simplicity Pattern Company, Inc. and used the project for the students to learn basic hand and machine sewing skills. The class then took a field trip to McLeod Children's Hospital to deliver their creations to the children in October.