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Southern Oregon University

Past Elective Course

July 24 - 29, 2011
Ashland Oregon

In this week long intensive course, students will engage in a hands-on workshop learning hat making techniques for the theater. The goal of the class is to give students the tools to help them think creatively and manufacture many different kinds of hats. 

Topics include:

  • The making of fabric, buckram, straw, and felt hats; 
  • How to refurbish and resize old “dead” hats
  • How to trim and decorate hats
  • How to repurpose an existing hat into something new. 

Come ready to work with your hands and have some fun.

Faculty

Maggie Dick, National freelance costume designer and draper.

Here's what our students say:

  • "This is the best class I have taken at SOU."
  • "Maggie was wonderful overall.  The combination of activities, tours, the show we saw relating to our work, guest artsts and lectures was very well put together.  Completely usable stuff."
  • "She was very good at getting you to think for yourself and yet helping you when it was needed."
  • "She obviously knows what she is talking about!"

 

Daily Schedule

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am-Noon Morning session
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-3:00 pm Afternoon session 1
3:30-5:30 pm Afternoon session 2
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

Evening Schedule 2011

Sunday 7/24, 7:00pm Welcome reception, orientation
Monday 7/25 Open lab
Tuesday 7/26, 7:00pm Open lab
Wednesday 7/27, 7:00pm Lecture and lab
Thursday 7/28, 8:30 pm

OSF play, Ghost Light

Application Information

Application deadline is postmarked April 1, 2011. Space is limited to twenty students.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of the instructor. ACTS Master of Theatre Studies students get first priority. This course may serve as one of the required additional 3-credit courses toward the Master of Theatre Studies degree.

Complete the Elective Course Application Form and include application deposit and resume. Note: ACTS Master of Theatre Studies applicants do not need to send additional deposit and resume; simply check the box on the Master of Theatre Studies Application Form indicating you also want to attend this course.

We will send notification letters in mid April. At that time we will send you your pre-session assignment. You will be billed separately by SOU for your tuition and housing.


2011 Fees

Tuition $945
Materials/tickets $94

An application deposit of $50 ($80 if application postmarked after April 1, 2011) must accompany your application if you are not also applying for the Master of Theatre Studies.

An application deposit of $50 ($80 if application postmarked after April 1, 2011) must accompany your application if you are not also applying for the Master of Theatre Studies.

Elective one week courses

Six nights of lodging (July 24 arrival, July 30 departure)
Single room  $330
Double room  $210
Meal plan

$178
(breakfast 7/25 - through breakfast 7/30, includes lunch and dinner)

Additional nights of Lodging
May be reserved at $55 per night, regardless of double or single accommodation; no meals will be available.