The Visual Arts Center is designed to be as ecologically responsible as possible. Our cleaning products are as green as possible, as well as our water and disposal systems. Although many essential art making materials have a range of toxicity, like oil paint or ceramic glazes, we take care to use green standards for the safety of our staff, students, and fragile island.
Sweeping or Dusting or Sanding
Disposing of materials in sink.
Sanding outside if necessary
Use sponges and water for clean up
Recycle used clay bags
Recycle glaze bottles after soaking in water
Dispose of all rubbish in provided bins
Printmaking, Painting, Pastel, Drawing, and Mixed Media Studios
Turpentine, Paint Thinner, or Mineral Spirits, including odorless products
Fumey and Toxic Glues
Liquin, Varnish, Dryers, Fixatives or Aerosols
Oils: Stand, Linseed, Vegetable, Walnut
Solvents: Galkyd or Gamsol
Vegetable oil and dawn detergent only for palettes, tables, brushes, and easels
ALL Rags and Towels with Paint, Ink, and Solvents are disposed in RED CANS.
Complete and comprehensive instructions will be provided for each student taking class.