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Paul Chambers — CHA: Lighting Design Seminar

April 1st to 5th, 2024 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate : $85
Drop-in class rate : $25
(available one month prior)
Language of instruction : English and French
Questions can also be asked in : French and English
Limited places
Open to emerging lighting designers & students, or anyone interested in a career in lighting design



The mask could be mandatory for some activities as an accessibility measure for our teachers or participants. For more information, click here.

This training receives financial support from Compétence Culture’s Intervention-Compétences programme and is offered in collaboration with the Conseil de la formation continue Arts et culture de l’Île-de Montréal.

This workshop is aimed at lighting designers interested in the design process and collaboration in the performing arts. This workshop offers participants a forum for exploring and studying the processes and principles of scenic lighting design. Participants will learn methods for developing their own designs. Focused on discussion and knowledge sharing, the workshop aims to deepen knowledge of lighting and support emerging lighting designers.

This workshop involves lectures, demonstrations and design exercises, and conversations about lighting design. Most of the work will be done seated around a table.

Paul Chambers
is a Montreal based lighting designer, visual artist, educator and co-artistic director of the CHA collective. Paul Chambers holds a BFA (sculpture) from Concordia University and a degree in theatre production (lighting, costume and stage design) from John Abbott College. He works with artists from different disciplines, but collaborating on new dance and performance works has always been a priority for him. From 2008 to 2013, he was the technical director of Tangente. In addition to leading workshops and lecturing on lighting design around the world, he teaches in Concordia University’s dance department since 2015 and at the National Theatre School of Canada since 2018. In 2022 Paul is the winner of a Prix de la Danse de Montreal for his career as a collaborator and designer, and a META Award for outstanding lighting design.

The workshop gave me more awareness of the language of lighting

– Anonymous

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