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scenic painting Resources


Artful Illusions - Teaching Theatre

Beginning Painting - Teaching Theatre

Painting Bricks - Teaching Theatre

Stenciling Patterns - Teaching Theatre

Making Stage Graffiti - Stage Directions, 2017

Dramatics and Teaching Theatre are published by the Educational Theatre Association. For more information, visit


Behind the Scenics- This website includes some short tutorials for things like stone textures, wood grain, rust patina, marble, etc. These are quick and best for someone who has a bit of painting knowledge already under their belt.

Faux Rust Finish - This is focused on flipping thrift store finds, but the technique is interesting and allows for some texture!

Scenic Art Studios - This site is filled with behind the scenes look at creating backdrops for Broadway shows. It also has a few videos to inspire the painter in you.

Working in Theatre: Scenic Lead

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