Profession scenic painter
Scenic painters decorate sets for live performances. They employ a broad variety of crafting and painting techniques such as figurative painting, landscape painting and Trompe-l'œil to create convincing scenes. Their work is based on artistic vision, sketches and pictures. They work in close cooperation with the designers.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
- Artistic / Realistic
- Work with respect for own safety
Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.
- Work safely with chemicals
Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.
- Prepare personal work environment
Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.
- Work ergonomically
Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.
- Follow safety procedures when working at heights
Take necessary precautions and follow a set of measures that assess, prevent and tackle risks when working at a high distance from the ground. Prevent endangering people working under these structures and avoid falls from ladders, mobile scaffolding, fixed working bridges, single person lifts etc. since they may cause fatalities or major injuries.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Understand artistic concepts
Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.
- Maintain workshop space
Keep your workshop space in working order and clean.
- Manage personal professional development
Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.
- Keep up with trends
Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.
- Define set painting methods
Define painting methods and materials.
- Interpret artistic intentions
Interpret the artistic intentions of the author.
- Transfer designs
Transfer designs into specific materials.
- Adapt sets
Adapt and move set pieces during rehearsals and live performances.
- Prevent fire in a performance environment
Take steps to prevent fire in a performance environment. Make sure the space complies with fire safety rules, with sprinklers and fire extinguishers installed where necessary. Make sure staff are aware of fire prevention measures.
- Translate artistic concepts to technical designs
Cooperate with the artistic team in order to facilitate the transition from the creative vision and its artistic concepts to a technical design.
- Paint sets
Painting set constructions and stage props.
- Use genre painting techniques
Use a genre or academic painting and drawing techniques.
- Maintain theatre equipment
Check up on, maintain and repair tools and machinery used for onstage purposes, such as lighting equipment, stage sets or scene-change machinery.
- Maintain theatre sets
Install, check, maintain and repair stages and sets.