About 

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Hi! I'm Shayna! I am a mom, a wife and an artist. I love sharing my passion for painting & creating with people of all ages and abilities. I have been painting professionally since 1999(ish?)

I received my BFA in Scenic Painting in 2003 from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Design and Production.

 

Upon graduation, I remained in Winston-Salem, NC to work as an instructor at The Enrichment Center, an arts based day program for adults with developmental disabilities. There I taught Drawing, Painting and Textiles for 7 years.

 

I currently reside in the suburbs of Philadelphia providing individual and group art instruction to seniors and people with special needs. I also lead craft programs, painting workshops and knitting/crocheting classes. I continue to work as a freelance scenic artist for various commercial shops and scenic companies. And when I can squeeze it in, I work on my own personal artwork. 

I am so lucky to live my life as a working artist and do what I love everyday. I work for myself and when you chose me for your classes, you are supporting a local, small business. Thanks for visiting! 

education

BFA, Scenic Painting, 2003 - University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Design and Production

Continuing Education, CADD and Graphic Design - Delaware County Community College


Occupational Welding Certification - Delaware County Community College

scenic qualifications

I have worked in and out of the industry over the last 18 years. I occasionally still freelance when time permits.

professional scenic credits

Tait Towers, Litiz, PA

Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brook Rd., 2018

Ed Sheeran, National Tour, Scenic Artist, 2017

Barbra Streisand, National Tour, Scenic Artist, 2016

Blake Shelton, National Tour, Scenic Artist, 2016

Guns & Roses, National Tour, Scenic Artist, 2016

Rihanna, National Tour, Scenic Artist, 2016

"Disney's Frozen Live", California Adventure, Scenic Artist 2016

Rod Stewart, Las Vegas, Scenic Artist, 2016

Beyonce, National Tour, Scenic Artist, 2016

Super Bowl 50, NFL Experience, Scenic Artist, 2016

"Rolling Stones, Ole Tour", South America Tour, Scenic Artist 2015

"Ovo",Cirque Du Soleil, Scenic Artist, 2015

"Toruk", Cirque Du Soleil, Scenic Artist, 2015

 

CB Scenic

    Mural, "Crayola Experience", Plano Texas, 2018

Proof Productions, Sewell, NJ

    "Present Laughter", Broadway, Scenic Artist, 2017

    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Broadway,

    Scenic Artist 2017

    "If I Forget", Roundabout Theatre, Off-Broadway,

    Scenic Artist, 2017

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

    "Pirates of Penzance", Scenic Charge, Fall 2016

Infinite Scenic, East Orange, NJ

"Les Liaisons Dangereuses", Broadway,

via Proof Productions, Scenic Artist, 2016

"Oh Hello", Broadway,

via Proof Productions, Scenic Artist, 2016

"Finding Neverland", National Tour, 

via Proof Productions, Scenic Artist, 2016

"Democratic National Convention", Touch-up Artist, 2016

 

The Rep at University of Delaware, Newark, DE

"Tartuffe", Scenic Artist, 2017

"Red", Scenic Artist, 2016

"To Kill a Mockingbird", Touch-up Artist, 2016

"The Things You Do For Love", Scenic Artist, 2016

Cobalt Studios, White Lake, NY

"Market Drop", Busch Gardens, VA, Lead Scenic, 2013

"King for a Day", Glimmer Glass Opera, Lead Scenic, 2013

"Alice in Wonderland", Gallaudet University, Charge Artist, 2013

1812 Productions, Philadelphia, PA

Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC

Muse Scenic, Winston-Salem, NC

Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM

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materials

PVAs, oils, adhesives, various hard and soft surfaces, texturizer coats, sealers/finishers/clear coats, stains, dyes, toners, dry pigments, casein, animal glue, foams, resin, silicone, gelatin, latex

skills & techniques
color matching/mixing, large scale lay-out, cartooning, pouncing, drop prep, trompe l’oeil, faux finishes, miscellaneous textures (as needed), tool building, stamp building, stencil use/create, friskets, silver/gold leaf, Drop repairs, Dutchmans, skim coats, touch-ups, sewing, sculpting, prop building, upholstery, flat building/skinning, set dressing/decorating, masking, focusing lights, welding (stick and MIG) and generally very crafty, creative and resourceful

tools
sprayers, genie lifts, wood working tools, hand tools, pneumatic tools, scaffolding

course work
Scenic painting I, Scenic Painting II, Scenic Painting III, Scenic Design I, Hand Drafting for the Theater, Advanced Hand Drafting, Costume Rendering, Scenic Rendering, Stage Craft (carpentry/rigging), Stage Electrics, Stage Properties, Stage Production, Prosthetics I, Theatre History, Art History, History of Interiors and Architecture, Scrip Analysis, 2D design, 3D design, Life drawing, Figure Drawing, Ceramics