Upcoming Classes


  • May 6, 2019 - May 11, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dennis Bensie will once again share his many years of experience in the 2019 edition of his Theatrical Wig Making class. Students will first learn the wig ventilation process and then will be taken through the steps to make their own custom theatrical wig in. Students will receive a ventilating kit and lace, but will (more…)


  • June 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What can  job stewards do (or NOT do) to represent members at the work site? This is a thorough and practical course in the role and responsibilities of job stewards tailored to the unusual conditions of the entertainment industry. Taught  by Laura Ewan, partner in the law firm of Barnard, Iglitzin and Lavitt that represents (more…)


  • June 12, 2019 - June 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS MOVED TO JUNE!! In this two day course, using scaffolding pieces at 1/3 normal scale, you will learn how to safely build scaffolding structures common to the entertainment and exhibition industry and how to recognize and avoid the most common hazards. Taught by Local 488 journeyman and certified trainer, Rickey Lepinski, (more…)


  • July 13, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Beth Baker worked at theatres from all over the country before settling in Washington. During her career, she has been responsible for all aspects of costume production including patterning, fitting, cutting and sewing. Beth will teach two methods of making suit jacket sleeve alterations as well as how to make easy to measure trouser cuff (more…)