Pre-conference workshop: Scenic Painting All that Glitters is not Gold: Painting the Magic

9:00 AM Aug 13 - 1:15 PM Aug 14, 2019

Presented by CITT/ICTS, Rosco and Historic Stage Services

Title: All that Glitters is not Gold: Painting the Magic
Explore painting methods to create metallic effects for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional surfaces 
  • Tuesday August 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday August 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Old Fire Hall Whitehorse YT
  • CITT/ICTS Members: 25$ + GST
  • Special Yukon resident rate:  40$ + GST (please use access code Gold2019)
  • Non-members: 50$ + GST

Course Description: 

Come join Jenny Knott, Rosco paint product manage/scenic artist, and Wendy Waszut-Barrett, president of Historic Stage Services LLC/scenic artist, to get hands on practice and improve your painting skills over two days. Learn both contemporary and historic painting methods.

We will explore creating metallic effects for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications. This class will provide options for future projects, whether you are painting backdrops, props or costumes.

Add some glitter to your golden experience at CITT/ICTS this year!

After attending the workshop the attendee will be able to

  • recreate historic and contemporary techniques of painting light, shadow and reflective light; learn how get the most out of a paint brush; and add new resources to their library for historic and modern materials, references and elevations. 


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.