The New Vic is inviting people to learn a range of creative skills from
the comfort of their homes by joining in with free, interactive virtual
New Vic staff will share their unique professional expertise in a series of practical
online masterclasses until Thursday 11th February.
Hosted by the New Vic Education team, the sessions will be suitable for a wide
variety of ages and skill levels, and cover a range of fascinating and fun
The masterclasses will include sessions on practical sound design,
designing for Zoom, 3D printing, 3D modelling and animating, the role of a
Deputy Stage Manager, puppet making, designing for theatre, lighting, and
creating special effects with make-up. And younger learners can join in the fun
too. For children aged four to seven and their families there is a ‘Boogie Beats’
music and movement session and a ‘Teddy Tales’ storytelling get-together on Tuesday 9th February.
With practical demonstrations and activities throughout the sessions,
participants can join in using simple software and items which can be easily
found around the house and each session is designed to give participants a fun
insight into the world of theatre-making.
Moorlands Radio’s News & Sports Editor Tony Walley spoke with The New Vic’s Youth Theatre Director Kat Hughes about this initiative and about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the theatre and creative arts sector.
Tony started by asking Kat to explain what we can expect from these masterclasses: