As part of the diverse work created at Toi Whakaari, students in the Set & Props programme are extremely busy creating everything from large scale theatre sets to intricate film props. The incredible finishes on our work, from a dank hotel room, to an alien artefact are achieved through the generous sponsorship of Resene Paints.
This year, Toi Whakaari is extremely grateful to Resene who have provided enough specialist paint to enable both our creative projects and infrastructural projects as well as maintenance around the school.
Set & Props are currently collaborating with contemporary dance students from the New Zealand School of Dance on a “Dance Mask” project. The dancers will choreograph new works to bring life to hugely magnified insect-head masks. These have been created using a diverse range of Resene colours and metallics to strong effect. For our forthcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along we will create large scale reproductions of famous paintings from the Pop Art movement, and we have a range of screen works in progress including an ambitious sci – fi short film which has already produced some arresting visuals.
Toi Whakaari is very grateful for this sponsorship and we extend our thanks to Resene Paints for their generous gift which significantly supports the learning opportunities of our dedicated and talented students.