Felix Chesher was an exchange student from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
A 6-week placement is part of the curriculum in 2nd year at RADA. We were lucky enough to host Felix here at our shop for his work-study. He is one of many students that have walked through our doors.
“I’m constantly surrounded by amazing companies, theaters, and creatives since moving to London, and has studied around the corner from the West End. My reason for doing my placement in New York with Scenic Art Studios was because I didn’t know when the next opportunity wou...
Mr. Kanai sends artists every year for workshops held at Scenic Art Studios. The Students get the chance to not only explore the U.S. but to be able to train with professional Scenic Artists. Student receive group as well as one-on-one instruction to ensure that they are progressing in their studies.
Instructors - Jane Snow and Joseph Forbes
Kanai Instructors - Kanako Morita and Yu Shibagaki
We had the absolute privilege of working on Moulin Rouge The Musical Our Scenic Artists worked very hard on the #backdrops and #hardscenery for the show!!
This is a must-see!!Moulin Rouge! is set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, during the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 20th century. It is a fictional story about Christian, a young composer, who ends up falling in love with cabaret actress Satine, who is the star of the Moulin Rouge...BUY tickets to this amazzzzzing show and become part of the story!!
Scenic Artists - Valerie Light, Misty Pelas, Kate Plumb Rader and Athena Parella
In Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch.
This Master Scenic Artist has brought the highest level of skilled craftsmanship and exacting standards to hundreds of Broadway productions. He has served as teacher to a generation of scene painters throughout the theatre community. - The Studio and Forum of Scenic Arts
"In 1994, Joseph founded Scenic Art Studios, Inc. which has become the premiere scene painting studio for Broadway Scenery. Since its inception, the company has created backdrops, sculptures, and painted built scenery for more than 350 Broadway productions." - Broadway World
A musical with music by Stephen Flaherty and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the 1880 statue of the same name. The musical premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2014. The original production was directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.
Painted by : Lead Scenic Artist Irina Portnyagina with assistance from Natalie Pinchuk
It’s was a pleasure hosting the students from Southern Arkansas University. The school is located in Magnolia, AR, just 20 miles north of the Louisiana border. 4 students got the opportunity to travel to NYC for a week of experiential learning, workshops, and sightseeing.
The program they are apart of is tailored to the interests of each individual student. 🏫 🎨
“With one of our students going to graduate school for scenic painting in the fall, We took the opportunity to travel outside the city to visit with the best in the industry and...
"The 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre will be given to four contributors to the Broadway industry: Broadway Inspirational Voices, founded by Michael McElroy; Peter Entin, retired vice president of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization; Joseph Blakely Forbes, founder and president of Scenic Art Studios, Inc.; and FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9." - Playbill
Congratulations to our founder, leader and most of all friend.
"The joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick! It’s a new musical comedy about Broadway stars on a mission to change the world, a girl who wants to change her small town, and a love that brings them all togethe
The Winter Backdrop was a donation for the Milford Recreation Department's Little Wing Adaptive Ballet Company.
This adaptive theater program is for all school age children interested in the arts. Participants will rotate though visual arts/dance & movement/music & voice each week. Professionals along with Mentors will teach & guide students to target skills needed in each discipline. This unique inclusion program is also designed to enhance socialization & build self-esteem in a caring fun atmosphere. - Milford Recreation