Costume Fun Times with Teenagers!
|Students sketching from their research.|
In groups of 3 or 4, the students picked 3 envelopes, one from each of three piles labeled "the play", "period", and "inspiration." The plays chosen were ones they had studied in class, the envelopes containing four character descriptions. Period had a time period in which to set the play, which then pointed them to a folder of research I provided. Finally, the inspiration was an image that could inspire color choices and mood, a way to provide the "director's concept" for the design. They had 30 minutes to design one costume for each of the 4 characters using the research provided and the inspiration image to help define mood and color choices.