In the Stage and Props Design Team, students can understand stage design through different activities, such as musical appreciation and analysis, overview of different types of stages, learning the concept, style, elements and structure of stage design, applying perspective to design drawings, making models and three-dimensional props for a performance. It not only introduces students the essentials of aesthetics and design methods, but also nourishes students’ creative thinking, technique, ability and vision, by integrating diverse learning experience with a hands-on curriculum.
In collaboration with The Jockey Club Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) carried out this year, students could learn about the background of paper crafting technique, theory and craftsmanship from cooperating artist. Paper craft products were shaped with solid bamboo, strips of bamboo and rice paper, in addition to silk fabric. After the three-dimensional skeleton of lantern was formed, its body got assembled and decorated. Moreover, participants also made three-dimensional paper sculptures, which enhanced their understanding of three-dimensional modeling and technique of making props.