Important things you need to know before enrolling
Health and Safety
Sculpting in wax or clay, and finishing in bronze is fun and one of the most rewarding creative activities. However, it is also physically demanding and the tools and substances used can be dangerous unless great care is taken at all times.
Students enrolling at Melbourne Sculpture School are responsible for their own safety, and this can be reasonably achieved by being mindful of what you are doing when in the studio and wearing appropriate protective gear.
At certain points in the course you may need the following:
- Leather gloves
- Respirator (dust mask)
- Safety glasses
- Protective footwear (never wear sandals or thongs)
- Long hair must be tied back
- And don’t wear loose clothing
You will need to keep your work area clean, as cluttered areas can cause accidents: bags and personal belongings must not be left on the floor and should be placed on shelves or under tables.
Always follow the instructions of the tutor, and do not use power tools and equipment without permission from the tutor. Students must not act in a manner that compromises the integrity of the tools, equipment or materials provided. Students may be liable for the repair or replacement of any tools or materials damaged.
And students are expected to supply their own hand tools.
Sweep the floor at the end of class. Never wash plaster down the sink. You should aim to arrive five minutes before the start of class to ensure the work area is clean, and clean up before you leave at the end of class.
Most importantly, you must follow the instructions of the tutor at all times, and not do anything to endanger the safety or enjoyment of other students. Oh, the other most important thing, enjoy yourself!