Kate Thwaites

Scenic Art / Set Construction

Student Information

Bio:

During the last six years at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) — Junior Conservatoire of Production programme and Degree course — Kate has showcased excellent communication skills, with a collaborative mindset and high work ethic, as well as a passion for all things scenic!

Kate completed an internship with Richard Nutbournes’ Scenic studio, where she applied her practical skills — scenic and construction.

“Scenic Art is a specialism that encompasses all types of applied arts, including the freedom to use an unlimited range of materials to interpret and bring designers dreams and visions into reality. This ever-changing skill set makes this profession a creative adventurer’s dream.

I love working on large scale projects — like big cloths or big set pieces — this allows the most freedom and expression when it comes to applying paints and textures, I also find a great sense of satisfaction & accomplishment when completed as they are so much more visually dynamic and impressive.”

Kate

Skills:

  • Drawing and Scaling
  • Colour Mixing
  • Ageing and Distressing
  • Faux Finishing – Woodgrain, Marble, Brick, Concrete
  • Woodstain
  • Tromp L’oeil
  • Portraiture
  • Fabric Dyeing
  • Texturing
  • Translating Design Models and References
  • Compressor Maintenance
  • Spray Gun
  • Hand Tools
  • Woodworking
  • Basic Construction
  • Sign Painting
  • Landscapes
  • Lining
  • Perspex painting
  • Metal Painting
  • Stencil work

Work Experience:

SECONDMENT — Richard Nutbourne Scenic Studio — March 2020

MAR 2020 — THE SPIDERS FEAST/ LE FESTIN DE L’ARAIGNÉE — Assistant Scenic Artist — Richard Nutbourne Scenic studio

MAR 2020 — DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES — Assistant Scenic Artist — Richard Nutbourne Scenic Studio — Glyndebourne Opera House

 

EMPLOYED EXPERIENCE

FEB 2020 — KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT — Head Scenic Artist — Flagstone Productions

DEC 2019 — JACK AND THE BEANSTALK — Scenic Artist — ‘The Beacon Arts Centre’ Greenock

DEC 2019 — ALADDIN — Scenic Artist — Scenery Hire Scotland

DEC 2019 — MOTHER GOOSE — Scenic Artist — Scenery Hire Scotland

DEC 2019 — NATIVITY: THE MUSICAL — Scenic Artist — Scenery Hire Scotland

OCT 2019 — MADE IN DAGENHAM — Scenic Artist — Scenery Hire Scotland

 

VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE

JUN 2019 — THE LION KING: THE MUSICAL — Designer/Head Scenic Artist/Stage Crew/Costume Maker/Propmaker — Volunteering work

JUN 2019 – LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL — Scenic Artist — RCS Fringe show — Assembly rooms, Edinburgh

 

EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTIONS

FEB 2020 — CITY OF ANGELS — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

DEC 2019 — CINDERELLA — Head Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

NOV 2019 — MIDDLETOWN — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

NOV 2019 — ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

JUN 2019 — THE NEXT STATION IS GREEN PARK — Carpenter/ Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

MAY 2019 – SAN DIEGO — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

MAY 2019 – BLUE STOCKINGS — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

APR 2019 – DEAD MAN WALKING — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

MAR 2019 – SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

DEC 2018 – PETER PAN — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

NOV 2018 – ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

OCT 2018 – THE BREATHING HOUSE — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

OCT 2018 — BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

JUL 2018 — THE POOL OF BETHESDA — Scenic Artist — The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

JUN 2018 – THE ANGRY BRIGADE — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

APR 2018 – STREET SCENES — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

MAR 2018 – SPRING AWAKENING — Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

FEB 2018 – THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

FEB 2018 – TWELFTH NIGHT — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

JAN 2018 – JULIUS CAESAR — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

DEC 2017 – THE JUNGLE BOOK — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

NOV 2017 – LONDON ROAD — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

NOV 2017 — BRIGADOON — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

OCT 2017 – BALM IN GILEAD — Assistant Scenic Artist — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Credits:

Anne Joyaux 

RCS Official / Robbie McFadzean

Kate Thwaites 

Gary Fry 

Images

Street Scene

Bat Boy the Musicial

Cinderella production

Cinderella production

Cinderella production

Dead Man Walking

Jungle Book production

Personal project

Videos

Dead Man Walking backdrop

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