On Tuesday 5th March, Performing Arts students took part in a lighting workshop run by John Watson from Creative Lighting Design.
The students constructed a model theatre at the start of the workshop to enable them to learn about the many varied technical facilities that make up a working stage. Students then used real stage lights to light the scene, exploring the use of digital dimmers, patching, manual and memory control desks, floodlights, fresnel's, profile spotlights, par cans, birdies and scrollers.
The workshop was an excellent practical experience for Performing Arts students, enhancing understanding of the technical aspects of theatre. It was very beneficial to all students who will now be able to use the ideas to influence their practical work and upcoming assignments.