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.

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Ceramic Studios

NO :  

Sweeping or Dusting or Sanding 

Disposing of materials in sink.

YES : 

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 

YES :  

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.

During COVID-19 guideline: finish cleaning all surfaces with sanitizer

NEVER  smoke on the premises