No Lights? No Problem!
Online Lighting Design for Students
by Matt Kizer, Independent Lighting Designer
Submitted by Nathaniel Haywood
ITA Secondary School Theatre Division Representative
Whether you have students quarantined at home or you don't have the resources to use physical lighting instruments in class, teaching lighting design in theatre classes can be challenging. Students learn best when they can apply what they're learning, which is often why lighting is omitted as an area of study in class. If you're itching to include that area in your drama, theatre, or stagecraft class, then this is a fantastic resource for you! Matt Kizer has made available several interactive modules including a Color Lab, a Light Lab, and a Gobo Lab that can allow students to see the practical application of lighting choices. In addition, there are multiple articles and resources to help build a mini-lighting unit.