Free Workshop: Chemical Hazards in the Arts

Hazards can come from the materials and techniques used in creating art: metal dusts and fumes, pigments, radiation, minerals and silica, fixers, thinners and solvents, corrosive acids and bases, and plastics. Improper disposal of art wastes can harm the environment.

We offer free interactive presentations and workshops on practicing art while protecting ourselves, our student’s and family’s health, and the environment.  Just contact us to let us know if you’re interested in having us speak at your meeting, workshop or conference.  There is no fee for presentations offered in or near King County.

Check here for updates on upcoming Art Chemical Hazards Workshops. Join other artists, crafts workers, art instructors and arts supporters at a wide-ranging presentation and discussion on what we know, and don’t know, about the risks posed to artists from hazardous chemicals used in creating and preserving art.

For more information on these very popular and eye-opening workshops or for answers to your chemical hazards questions, contact dave.waddell@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-3069. Brought to you by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.