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ART 250 Foundations in Sculpture

Useful resources

Health & safety information online

  • OSHA Safety and Health Topics page 
    General information topics, including Solvents, Woodworking, Respiration, etc.
  • Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety 
    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 in the Arts Program, UIC 
    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 
    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.
  • Art and Craft Materials in Schools: Guidelines for Purchasing and Safe Use
    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, October 2104
  • Art Safety Training Guide  
    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 
    Important Label Information and MSDS Sheets

Artists' techniques online

  • AMIEN - Art Materials Information and Education Network
    "Dedicated to providing, without regard to aesthetics, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased factual information about artists’ materials."
    From Tony Johansen, Director, East Sydney Academy of Art. Lots of information, including safety, techniques, materials, and references.

Local Artist Supply Stores

Art supplies online

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

  • American Science & Surplus 
    Low-cost and exotic scientific surplus. Heavy on laboratory, robotic, electrical, and other hard science supplies, but always has toys, military surplus, arts and crafts, and ... stuff. Physical store is in Chicago, rumored to be a geek's paradise.
  • Dick Blick 
    One of the big three online art supplies sites.
  • Utrecht Art Supplies 
    One of the big three online art supplies sites.