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While materials have the ability to positively affect the creative process, if used irresponsibly they can negatively affect the environment. We are aware of the concept of “distancing”—humans creating waste and not accepting responsibility for its excess.  As a result of human recklessness, landfills are overflowing with potentially usable objects.

At Curiosity Studio we hope to contribute to the health of the environment. In the journey of hunting for art supplies, it can be satisfying to experience the benefits of searching in unexpected places beyond traditional art stores. By prioritizing found or donated materials, we cut down on unnecessary consumerism.  The benefits of using found objects are many: monetary savings for our participants, extending the life of an object that otherwise goes to the trash and transformation of old to new. 

Do you have art supplies that need a new home? We would be happy to take them off of your hands.  This is our general needs list. Please email Curiosity Studios for larger donations.

What we’re looking for:

Paper

Cardboard

Tape

Scissors

Glue

Wood

Canvas

Brushes

We do NOT need:

Stickers

Stamps

Beads

Scrapbooking materials

Mazzolini, E. & Foote, S., (Eds.). (2012). Histories of the dustheap: Waste, material, cultures, social justice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Szaky, T. (2014). Outsmart waste: The modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.