Backstage Artisan for the Adelaide Festival 2019


Casey van Sebille, Head of Design at the Adelaide College of the Arts, presents this four week short course aimed at those wanting an introduction to a career as an artisan, prop maker, scenic artist or set builder for live events, theatre and screen.

Through hands on experience and role play, you will gain practical skills and learn about an artisan's role in a performance installation. These skills will then be applied while you work on a major project for the 2019 Adelaide Festival.

The course will provide you with the chance to work alongside arts sectors leaders, help you to build your portfolio, and allow you to work with theatre designer, Wendy Todd, to create an immersive installation for the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2019.

You will also be credited for working on Robyn Archer's 'Picaresque' (see:

Please meet your lecturer near Aroma Cafe, on the Ground Level.

Please bring: camera or iPhone/iPad, water, lunch, notebook and pen.

Please wear flat and closed-in shoes, comfortable work clothes suitable for small scale gluing and painting, have hair tied back and no long nails.

4 weeks
Students must be aged 16 or over.
This course includes the following four accredited units of competency from TAFE SA’s Certificate III Program in Scenery Construction, Props Making and Scenic Art:
Undertake a basic construction project (CPCCVE1011A)
Apply work health and safety practices (CUAWHS302)
Participate in collaborative creative projects (CUAPPR304)
Work effectively in the creative arts industry (CUAIND301)

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