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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 2nd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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Chapter 4

The Scenic Artist’s Working Space

A scenic artist’s workplace should be set up to allow for efficient painting and safe working conditions. The actual painting tools scenic artists need are frequently their own property and are not supplied by the work site. However, there are some physical characteristics of a workplace, like the floor itself, that are critical to the suitability of a workplace for a scenic artist. Adequate space is one of the most critical elements required for a scenic artist because of the scale of stage scenery. In addition, proper lighting and adequate power service, ample running water and drainage, good ventilation, and approved safety equipment are necessary.

Scene studios are potentially hazardous environments ...

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