Chase Studio has considerable experience constructing dioramas depicting a wide variety of habitats. With the great popularity of open groups (ones not enclosed by glass), Chase Studio has developed techniques to replicate environments using materials that will withstand the rigors of regular cleaning and maintenance. For example, all trees are made from welded steel with washable foliage.
Painted backgrounds that continue the foreground into the distance and create a sense of depth in the exhibit are generally painted in acrylic on heavy cotton canvas. The murals are usually prepared in our Missouri studio and later affixed to the wall at the museum site. In several exhibits Chase Studio has incorporated running water. Water is re-circulated through the exhibit fully contained by a copper or galvanized pan that underlies the waterway.