Safety in the Art Room
In the Visual Arts classroom, students learn to work with various art tools that are used in the everyday creation of art. These tools include and are not limited to: pencils, brushes, scissors, X-acto knives, linoleum cutters, carving tools, wire cutters, pliers, screw drivers, hammers, paper cutter, sand paper, wire, foil, rollers, printing press, various types of clays, clay tools, glazes, plaster, hot glue guns, various glues, spray adhesive, plastic wrap, Styrofoam, chalk, pastels, paints, varnish, turpentine and paints. Every precaution and preparation is taken to provide students with proper instruction prior to the use of these tools.
Cleanliness is also an important aspect of art, as well as a means of safety for your child and all students who use the Visual Art classroom. Students are required to clean up their work area and tools before leaving the classroom using the following cleaners; Dove soap/water on brushes, mild detergent/water on tables and a broom to sweep the floor. Some cleaners may be Clorox based or contain ammonia, if you do not want your child using any of these products please indicate so on the form below.
Every effort is made to provide your child with a safe environment in which to learn and work; however, accidents do happen even under the strictest supervision. Therefore, I am asking each parent discuss with your child the importance of listening and following directions when using these tools and cleaners in the Visual Arts classroom.