Health and Safety in the Arts: Printmaking

Guest Speaker: Dave Waddell, Environmental Investigator, Project Coordinator 

Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, King County

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 1:00pm
University of Washington, School of Art
Room 3 (basement level)
FREE

Many art techniques involve the use of chemicals that can pose risks to human health and the environment if mishandled. The objective of the Art Hazards Project, a project of the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, is to protect artists’ health and the natural environment in King County from the risks posed by hazardous chemicals in art supplies.

The Art Hazards Project helps identify potentially hazardous chemicals in art supplies and provides information on ways to reduce risks from these chemicals to artists, museum and gallery staff, art educators, and art suppliers through seminars and trainings.

Topics:

• Impact of art materials on YOUR body
• Proper storage of art materials
• Proper acid, solvent, and rag disposal
• Developing chemical sensitivities
• General Health and Safety in the print studio discussion
• …and more!

This lecture is sponsored by a combined effort of Seattle Print Arts and the University of Washington School of Art.

Directions:

Coming from the north
From I-5 southbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn left onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one half mile to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto the main campus. Turn left at the intersection after the gatehouse. Wind down past Balmer Hall and McKenzie Hall. The Art Building will be on the left, directly across from the tennis courts. Parking is free after 12:00 pm.

Coming from the south
From I-5 northbound, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn right onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one half mile to 17th Avenue NE. Turn right onto the main campus. Turn left at the intersection after the gatehouse. Wind down past Balmer Hall and McKenzie Hall. The Art Building will be on the left, directly across from the tennis courts. Parking is free after 12:00 pm.

Coming from the east
Use State Route 520; take the Montlake Bouelvard exit. Continue north past Husky Stadium. When the road splits, take the left fork onto 25th Avenue NE. At the traffic light, turn left onto Pend Oreille Road. Continue up the hill, past the gatehouse. Turn right at the stop sign. Continue to wind through campus, the Art Building will be on the left, directly across from the tennis courts.