Chemical Safety in the Print Artist’s Studio
January 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - February 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm$140.00 – $280.00
Thursdays, January 5 – Februay 2, 6 PM – 8 PM
with Liz Bannish
Printmaking involves chemicals and machinery often found in STEM fields, but artists rarely receive the same education on their potential hazards, disposal considerations, or safe handling requirements.
Did you know that products labeled as “natural” or “No-VOCs” can still be detrimental to your health and the environment? Are you familiar with the proper storage and disposal methods for your materials in order to prevent accidents? What to do with a culture where products are sold with little known about their ingredients? Join us online for a comprehensive overview of safety concepts in the print artist’s studio.
This webinar, presented as a series of lectures, will cover the hazards of common art making and consumer materials, how to choose safer chemicals, which personal protective equipment is right for you, and how to detect health hazards and the symptoms from exposure to them. We will also discuss basic concepts of toxicology, which is the study of how chemicals affect the body.
This is an information-packed zoom webinar that will provide you everything you need to understand chemical properties and how to incorporate them into your studio in a safe and healthy way!
Online workshops are priced on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can.