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Studio Art: Techniques & Safety

A short description of the tools and research help available to Studio Art enthusiasts

Artists' techniques online

Health & safety information online

  • CROETweb: Artist Safety and Health — General Information  
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    CROETweb.com is an occupational safety and health resource directory sponsored by the Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
  • OSHA Safety and Health Topics page  
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    General information topics, including Solvents, Woodworking, Respiration, etc.
  • City of Tuscon: Health and Safety in the Arts  
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    This web site is sponsored by the City of Tucson's Environmental Management Division through an Environmental Justice Grant. Designed specifically for individual artist in managing their studios.
  • Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety  
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    ACTS is a not-for-profit corporation that provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities.
  • Health and the Arts Program, UIC  
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    University of Illinois -Chicago. The mission of the Health in the Arts Program is to diagnose, treat and prevent arts-related disorders among people working in all aspects of the arts. Includes links to other arts safety resources and an online manual.
  • Arts and Creative Materials Institute  
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    Founded in 1936, ACMI was organized to assist its members in providing the public with art and creative materials for children and artists that are non-toxic.
  • State of California Art Hazards for K-6  
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    List of materials that cannot be purchased for K-6 art education per the State of California because of toxicity concerns.
  • Art Safety Training Guide -- Ceramics  
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    Princeton U. Notice: Training materials found on these pages are provided for the use of Princeton University to meet needs specific to Princeton University. Be aware of info specific to Princeton (procedures, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Art Safety Training Guide -- Painting and Drawing  
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    Princeton U. Notice: Training materials found on these pages are provided for the use of Princeton University to meet needs specific to Princeton University. Be aware of info specific to Princeton (procedures, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Art Safety Training Guide -- Photography  
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    Princeton U. Notice: Training materials found on these pages are provided for the use of Princeton University to meet needs specific to Princeton University. Be aware of info specific to Princeton (procedures, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Art Safety Training Guide -- Printmaking  
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    Princeton U. Notice: Training materials found on these pages are provided for the use of Princeton University to meet needs specific to Princeton University. Be aware of info specific to Princeton (procedures, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Art Safety Training Guide -- Sculpture  
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    Princeton U. Notice: Training materials found on these pages are provided for the use of Princeton University to meet needs specific to Princeton University. Be aware of info specific to Princeton (procedures, phone numbers, etc.)
  • Liquitex - Health & Safety  
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    Includes Material Safety Data Sheets for Liquitex products, as well as an article on "Safe Studio Tips."

Art supplies online

If you can't find specialty supplies locally (check with your professors for recommendations for local suppliers), here are a few directories and links to online arts suppliers. A link to any commercial supplier does not imply an endorsement by the University Libraries or Pepperdine.