A tarp would catch all the clay that falls on it, the clay would dry, and people would walk on it, creating a lot of dust. Since you have a linoleum floor, I would ask maintenance for a big mop and bucket (the kind with the mop squeezy thing) so you can wet mop every day. They will probably be most grateful that you're taking care of this in-class. Keeping dust down is key to a healthy clay area.
Boy, I miss teaching art! I'm casting about for a new job in a different country, and hope I can land an art job (but not elementary).
Maggie in Quito
---- Sharon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to set up an area in my classroom for one big potter's
> wheel and a tabletop model. I'm in a newly renovated space with
> linoleum and I'm thinking about getting some sort of canvas tarp to
> put on the floor in that section.
> Would that work? Where would I get it? Can anyone offer a better suggestion?
> Sharon (long-time art teacher, but total newbie re: clay, wheels, kilns, etc.)