Your health matters to Creative Arts Community. We’d like to serve you better and keep you safer by implementing a few new procedures for painting indoors in an enclosed studio space.
- Gamsol is the ONLY solvent allowed in the studio. It is very different from any other thinner, including the odorless thinners of any sort.
- All containers (other than water) need to be covered during class, and at night.
- Palettes need to be covered when not in use. Yes, oil paint gives off fumes and odor.
- In enclosed studio spaces, such as Ballard and the Greenhouse, mediums are offensive and should be avoided. Even Galkyd and Galkyd lite will off gas. Walnut oil (Graham sells a good product), and Gamblin Solvent Free Gels are good options, covered when not in use.
- Students are encouraged to use oil (such as safflower) for brush cleaning during the painting session. Lanolin soap will be available at designated clean up stations.
- Used rags, paper towels need to be placed in a fireproof container at the end of the day.
- Please be prepared to pack out your used Gamsol, solvent free medium, and oil at the end of the week.
- Please ask your teacher if you need additional supplies such as nitrile gloves, protective masks, lanolin soap or have additional concerns about safety.