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ANYA STEUER PORTFOLIO

My Work Showcase

 
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ABOUT ME

My Background

I was raised on a farm in Grass Valley California, and that is where I discovered my love for the arts. My objective in life is to combine my two passions: art and the environment in such a way that contributes to the greater good of the world. My journey as an artist and environmentalist is just beginning, and I hope to find opportunities that challenge me to see the world in new and different perspectives as well as introduce me to new artistic skills.

 

EDUCATION

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY

I received my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and became an integral part of the Theater department where I acted as charge artist, assistant technical director, assistant set designer, and lighting designer for several theater productions and a dance concert.

BEAR RIVER HIGH SCHOOL

I went to high school in Grass Valley, CA where I was introduced to my passion for environmental science through class as well as my experience with a program called Odyssey of the Mind where I designed and produced sets and costumes almost purely from recycled items.

 

EXPERIENCE AND JOB HISTORY

2017

ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGNER

Lears Daughters and Inspector Calls

I assisted in developing, rendering, experimenting, and texturing the set by collaborating with the director and designers and developing ideas based upon evaluation of the scripts, research information, and budget. I directed the paint crew in completing design ideas as well as coordinated prep and strike of rehearsal space. Specific skills learned: woodgraining, water baths, marbling, aging, and wood finishing. 

2017, 2018

CHARGE ARTIST

Dido and Aeneas and Burn This

I was the head of a six person paint crew and coordinated their schedules in order to complete all painting needed by the start of tech week. Developed realistic looking stone and wood finishes by creating depth and texture using light and shadow techniques. Prepared techniques beforehand and taught those techniques to the paint crew. Supervised crew and created a fun and encouraging work environment. 

2018

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Wings of Fire

Collaborated with department's technical director through weekly meetings discussing safety measures and drafting up drawings for the set. Gained experience with AutoCad and VectorWorks. Supervised the scenic shop crew of up to 15 people, created build schedule, and attended designer runs, rehearsals to develop a continuous list of changes and improvements to make. 

2018, 2019

SCENIC ART INSTRUCTOR

Taught classes of 13-18 people how to paint realistic looking wood. Prepared steps for both a weathered wood and a finished wood techniques. Prepped the canvas by cutting, starching, and stretching it onto frames, hand cut and readied bamboo sticks, and mixed all colors from scratch. Demonstrated each technique and was on standby for questions and aid.

2017-2019

SCENIC CREW WORKER/ SUPERVISOR

Gained an advanced knowledge of all power tools in the shop. Developed skills to solve complex construction problems. When I became shop supervisor I was responsible for assigning work to the student crews, advanced projects, and maintaining the safety and creative standards of the shop.

2018

SCENIC PAINTING SEMINAR

I received the Shuchat Fellowship Grant for $5,500 in 2018 and used it to attend a three week scenic painting seminar at Cobalt Studios in upstate New York. There I learned techniques for marbling, wood graining, foliage, clouds, texturing, painting figures, creating accurate perspective, shadowing, highlighting, and many other illusionary techniques.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 
 

WATERCOLORS

 
 

DRAWINGS AND MIXED MEDIA

 
 

ACRYLIC PAINTINGS

 
 

SCENIC SEMINAR WORK

Super Saturated Paints and Mixed Media

 
 

PROGRESS SHOTS

 
 

SCENIC PAINTING

Finished Sets

 
 

MODEL BUILDING

 

Mountain Language by Harold Pinter

 
 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

 
 

Endgame by Samuel Beckett

 
 

 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller