Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Introduction to Costume Design

Event Date: Jul. 8th until Jul. 12th, 2019
Check our Full Event Calendar for specific dates and times.

Event Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Host: Off The Wall

Contact: Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor


Introduction to  Costume Design

During this intensive one-week introductory course with Artist Instructor, Tamara Marie Kucheran, participants gain an understanding of the principles of design and how costume defines and supports character.

In this course students will learn and expand on the following skills:

  • Examine text and character analysis.

  • Explore concept development.

  • Discuss constructive collaboration practices.

  • Discover effective methods for research.

  • Develop rendering skills through understanding figure and period silhouettes.

  • Practice rendering techniques using pencil and watercolour.

  • Learn presentation techniques.

  • Create your own designs - from rough sketch to final costume design plate.


Cost: $495/Per person

Location: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street, Stratford


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