WaterWorks Metals Studio Policies and Procedures
Open Studio Patrons and Class/Workshop Participants must be at least 16 years of age (unless the class is specifically designed for younger children as described in the Class Catalog).
Open Studio Patrons and Class/Workshop Participants must never use any tools or equipment unless they properly know how to do so.
Report any accidents and/or injuries to WaterWorks staff immediately.
Notify Staff or Instructor if any materials or equipment need to be repaired, replaced, or provided.
Safety rules should be followed at all times (long hair tied back, masks, respirators, gloves, work aprons as needed, no sandals or open toed shoes).
Casting procedures are only to be executed by Instructors or Staff.
All patrons must be appropriately dressed at all times.
No food allowed except drinks with lids.
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT:
Various hand tools for Class/Workshop Students only (see list of full tool kit at benches).
Acetylene and Air Torches
Soldering Station and Flux
Flex Shaft and various drills, bits, burs and polishing wheels
Pitch and Pitch Bowl
Dapping Block and Punches
Instructor may provide additional materials for courses, as listed in our catalog.
Each person is responsible for cleaning his or her workspace and maintaining a generally clean workshop that can be shared by others.
Put all tools away to their proper storage area when you are finished.
If signing out tool kits, students are responsible for full check out and check in. If tools go missing while signed out, the student is responsible for the cost of replacement.
Turn off equipment if you are the last one leaving the studio. Such equipment includes lamps, torches, and pickle (crock pot).
Wipe down work benches, table tops and sink areas as needed.
Sweep if needed.
All Patrons should scan their parks ID card at the front office any time they come in.
Five dollars ($5.00) will be assessed as a daily drop-in fee to work in the Metals Studio.
This fee covers usage of torches, tool maintenance, and cost for general operations of the studio.
Open Studio Participants must have taken metals classes before taking Open Studio and be approved through a Skills and Safety test before having access to work with equipment.
Open Studio is available only during scheduled hours. We do our best to provide an up-to-date schedule although changes may at times occur. Open Studio Hours will be posted outside the Metals Studio.
Open Studio participants need to bring their own materials and supplies. Tool kits are available for use and must be signed out and in if being used.
WaterWorks is not responsible for personal items, materials, tools or projects left in the studio.