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We believe you will contribute positively to the program. All participants
are expect to adhere to a code of conduct that respects the values and integrity
community. They are also expected to obey local laws. The school reserves
right to require the withdrawal of anyone whose conduct is detrimental
to the community or the school.
- The unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs or the abuse
of alcohol is prohibited. DO NOT bring drugs to Italy or use them there. DO
NOT abuse alcohol. You risk arrest, the consequences could be incredibly harsh,
and you will be required to leave the program.
- The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture is committed
to a collegial work and study environment in which all individuals are treated
with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work and learn
in a professional atmosphere which promotes equal opportunities and prohibits
discriminatory practices, including sexual harassment and bullying. At the International
School, sexual harassment and bullying, whether verbal, physical or environmental, is unacceptable
and will not be tolerated.
- For purposes of this policy, sexual harassment
is defined as unwelcome or unwanted advances, requests for sexual favors and
any other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1)
submission to or rejection of this conduct by an individual is used as a factor
in or out of class or studio, in decisions affecting critiques, evaluation,
hiring, retention, promotion or other aspects of education or employment;
or (2) this conduct substantially interferes with an individual's work
in or out of class or studio or employment, or creates an intimidating, hostile
or offensive classroom, studio or work environment.
- Bullying behaviors may focus on an actual or perceived characteristic such as race, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) students), or other reasons related to a student’s distinguishing
characteristic. Bullying is conduct that is directed at one or more pupils; substantially interferes with educational opportunities, benefits, or programs of one or more pupils; adversely affects the ability of a pupil to participate in or benefit from the school district’s educational programs or activities by placing the pupil in reasonable fear of physical harm or by causing emotional distress; and, is based on a pupil’s actual or perceived distinguishing characteristic (see above), or is based on an association with another person who has or is perceived to have any of these characteristics.
We have established these house rules to ensure a positive and productive working
environment for everyone.
- Respect your colleagues' privacy. You can learn a lot from the other
students, and they can learn from you, but don't enter someone's studio
while they are working unless you're invited, and never give unasked-for
critiques. Music is not allowed in classrooms or studios, please use a personal
Please be considerate about sharing studio space.
- Do come to class on time, but if you come late, rather than disrupt the
class, wait for a break to set up your things. Be considerate not to block
anyone else's view.
- We need everyone's cooperation to help keep the studio facilities clean
and safe. It is every participant's responsibility to keep their work
- Cover turpentine and mineral spirits to avoid fumes. Clean up garbage and
wipe up spills. Use paper towels, not rags, to avoid combustion.
- Please turn off the lights when you leave a room.
- Close your windows or shutters when you leave the studio at night, to make sure they
won't blow open and break; there are occasional high winds, especially
- Close the doors of the buildings when you go in and out, make sure they
are locked at night.
- Spray-fix your drawings on the roof or outside, never inside.
- No photographs during models' poses.
- Visitors are not allowed in the school, and especially not in classes,
unless they are accompanied by a member of the administration.
- In order to not dilute the work atmosphere, we discourage family
and friends' visits during the School sessions. If a visit is scheduled,
a weekend or Sunday Gallery opening is an appropriate time.
- We need to return the school buildings to their owners the way we found
them. Be careful not to damage the walls, floors and furniture. We will provide
dropcloths. Report anything that you notice that needs attention.
- You will be responsible for any damages to your studio and room. You must
leave your studio the same way you found it: broom-swept, clean palettes,
or open liquids.
To clean brushes, first wipe them thoroughly with a paper towel to get
off most of the paint. Next, clean them with mineral spirits (instead of turpentine:
it works the same and costs less). Odorless spirits have the same fumes, just
no smell. You can use two containers for the mineral spirits: soak your brushes
in one, and after the sediment settles to the bottom, pour the clean spirits
into the other container. A wire screen will keep the brushes off the bottom
of the can. Finally, wash the brushes in designated sinks. Cans, jars, and screens
are available at the Student Store. Use liquid instead of bar soap; it
prevents clogging drains. Never put turpentine or mineral spirits in
the sink or other drains or pour them in the fields. We'll show you disposal
We ask departing students to vacate their rooms and studios by 9 AM on departure day so that we may prepare for the next session. A bus will transport departing students with their baggage to Fiumicino airport in Rome (FCO), to arrive at about 9:30 AM as follows:
- School: 7 AM on Saturday July 27; August 17, 2013
- CE and Residence: 7 AM on Saturday Aug. 31; Sept. 21
- Landscape (SAIC): July 6
Please book your return flight for 11 AM or later, to make sure you have time to arrive at the airport and check in. It takes 2 hours to get to the airport, and 2 hours to pass security for international flights.
While it's tempting to work in our studios until the minute we leave, the
last Friday of the session is studio clean-up day. You must leave your
studio the way you found it when you arrived.
A few days before departure, make sure you are taking only what you can carry
yourself. Plan ahead: if it looks like you can't transport it, take some
time in advance to look into shipping options. Canvases and drawings can be
rolled up in plastic sewer pipe (available at the Student Art Supply Store) and shipped home or packed in
a bicycle box (available at the airline counter at the airport), and carried
Anything shipped into or out of Italy to a non-EU country is subject to
customs taxes. To avoid paying the 21% tax you must declare NO COMMERCIAL
VALUE. However, if no value is declared, it can't be insured.
There is a small post office in Montecastello. The post office requires each
box be completely sealed (no masking tape), with no markings other than the
sender and addressee information. By surface mail, your things should arrive
in 1-2 months, express mail - 1 week, air mail - about 2-3 weeks.
the US is very reliable.
UPS costs about 60% more. Mail
Boxes Etc. has a store in Perugia. They will pick up, pack and ship.
Tel. 075 5011798 or fax 075 5011773, or email email@example.com. UPS pick-up
service is also available. We will help you get boxes and arrange for
pickups, but please take
to pack your things yourself, weigh them, and fill out the appropriate documents.
We will provide you with customs forms. Three customs
forms must be filled
for each box. Make a list of the contents of each box with one declaration
for each box, signed and dated. Write: Descrizione: Merce senza alcun
valore commerciale. Valore ai soli fini doganali: 10,00 Euro. (Goods
with no commercial value. Customs value $10.) This is the minimum customs
allowable. Boxes must be securely packed.
Telephone numbers for shipping:
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