Backdrops Meets the Fibonacci Spiral

Backdrops Meets the Fibonacci Spiral

Apr 17, 2015

Not only are Grosh backdrops shining on your schools’ stages around the country, but they are shining in the classrooms as well. Specifically, at Levi Bemis Elementary School in Rialto, CA in Angela Hoover’s 5th grade GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) Classroom! Mrs. Hoover used Grosh’s Time Warp Backdrop # ES7616 as inspiration for teaching her students about the significance of the Fibonacci Spiral and its influence on both the worlds of math and art. Her students proceeded to create their own inspired works using the mathematic formula that is used to build this form. Here are a few of the incredible results. Needless to say you have inspired us as well. There is no limit to what art can do, go Bobcats!

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A Paint Day at Grosh!

A Paint Day at Grosh!

Sep 5, 2014

You would figure that every day is a paint day at Grosh, but not for Backdrop Consultants. Today they got out of the office and into the studio! This was uncharted territory for them and probably for most. Not many people can say they helped paint a 22’ H x 50’ W backdrop! The Grosh scenic artists definitely looked worried. However, Greg, their fearless leader, and Scenic Creative Director, had full confidence…and the option to primer and paint over any mistakes.

Full painter's body suites!

Full painter’s body suites!

First we had to gear up! Adorning ourselves in old clothes, shoe covers and even a couple of full painter’s body suites, Greg gave us a tutorial on the ins and outs of the Grosh Hollywood Studio. There are six high ceiling frames that allow the backdrops to be lowered by a counterweight down two flights through openings in the floor. He went over a few safety caveats, like not falling through the openings, then showed us the tools of their trade. To begin with, the backdrop design is divided up into a grid and each section is drawn out on large sheets of paper. An electro pounce machine, which uses electricity, burns minute holes into the paper, creating a stencil. The stencil is then held up against the canvas and used to make an outline of the design.

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Visiting with a School Theatre Director

Visiting with a School Theatre Director

Jun 19, 2014

Dianne Martin Giddens is the drama director at Deerfield Windsor School in Albany Georgia, or at least she was. Dianne is now “retiring.” Her daughter Lindsey Stewart, who recently graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a Masters in Theatre Education, is now taking the reins. Although Dianne will not be fully stepping away; instead she will now be playing second fiddle to her daughter. She knew Lindsey was ready after she won state 2 years in a row directing the annual one act play.

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