Studios, Ateliers & Facilities
Five spacious studios with large skylights are designated for painting ateliers. Ateliers are equipped with easels and tabourets for individual use. Linens, props and other equipment for model set-ups are also available as needed. Elaborate set-ups are created in the ateliers for students to work from. These set-ups serve for long-term projects, or for shorter exercises.
There are two large sculptures studios linked to two smaller project rooms, including a welding room, kiln and areas for plaster, stone, and wood working. Semi-private studio spaces for sculpture students are also available.
Students apply at Registration for semi-private studios. MFA students in their second year are given preference in terms of studio allocation. Students who do not have the use of a private studio are provided with lockers for general storage. Rack rooms and flat files for storage of works on paper are provided for all students throughout their time at the School.
Models form an integral part of the School's curriculum and are available on an as-needed basis for all ateliers. The human figure represents one of the most challenging aspects of experience, and understanding one's perception of the figure in relation to the environment and the connection between the human figure and the space it occupies expands this experience. Working with models is an essential part of daily study, and therefore they are present during the Marathons and in full-time ateliers.