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The CORTEC guide is an instruction manual authored by scenic designer George L. Pettit to illustrate in step by step detail how to use CORTEC technology to craft light, durable, low cost, environmentally- friendly scenery and props using corrugated cardboard.

The guide, containing illustrated instructions of construction and painting techniques, including full color production photographs, is a comprehensive handbook to learn how to create your own scenery and props, and to introduce to the novice and theatre professional alike the exciting possibilities inherent in CORTEC technology. The guide can be downloaded free of charge and be opened in Adobe Reader (as a .pdf file), and printed out at your convenience. You can contact George L. Pettit at for more information.

The CORTEC Guide and Handbook is available for FREE download in two parts below.

PART 1 is an 18MB PDF (Adobe Reader) file and may take a short time to download.

Download part 1 of the guide

Part 2 is a 10.9 MB PDF file.

Download part 2 of the guide