Pre-conference workshop: Foliage - Past and Present Painting Techniques

9:00 AM Aug 15 - 1:15 PM Aug 16, 2018

Presented by CITT/ICTS, Rosco and Historic Stage Services

  • Wednesday August 15 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday August 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Room 267
  • FREE for CITT/ICTS members registered as delegates for Rendez-vous 2018 (email Sara at for the access code)
  • CITT/ICTS Members (who are not registered as delegates for Rendez-vous 2018) : 25$ + HST
  • Non-members: 50$ + HST

Course Description: 

Explore a variety of painting techniques for foliage painting. We we show you how to use historic techniques for contemporary applications, as well as some short cuts to make you job easier. This workshop is sponsored by Rosco and Historic Stage Services.

After attending the workshop, attendees will be able employ a variety foliage techniques for landscape painting, whether it be a full backdrop or flat.


Jenny Knott has freelanced as a scenic artist for over 30 years, working for regional theatres including Missouri Rep (now KC Rep), Arena Stage, the Guthrie, Goodspeed Opera House, Scaena Studios, as well as union scene shops, film and television. She has been an artist in residence/instructor at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana and the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Jenny is a member of United Scenic Artists 829, USITT and past member of USITT Board of Directors. She joined Rosco as their Paint Product Manager in July of 2003, traveling internationally to present seminars and workshops on scenic paint and coating techniques. Jenny continues to paint, keeping current with emerging scenic artists and new ways of approaching paint challenges. Let?s get creative and colorful.

Wendy Waszut-Barrett is the president of Historic Stage Services LLC. She specializes in the evaluation, restoration and replication of painted scenery. Trained in historical scene painting methodology and the dry pigment painting system, she had restored over five hundred historical backdrops throughout the United States for a variety of venues, including Masonic stages. Check out her website:

The two have worked together on various academic and professional projects for over two decades.