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Free workshops on hidden hazards in the arts

and how to find safer, less toxic materials

Artists and art educators can learn safe storage, disposal and safer chemical at four, free “Hidden Hazards in the Arts” workshops – coming soon to Seattle, and sponsored by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.

The workshops are designed for artists and art educators to help them produce vibrant art while protecting themselves, their families and the environment from toxic, corrosive and flammable chemicals.

  • Jan. 10, 12-2 p.m. 4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S.
    Chemical hazards in jewelry, metalsmithing, and printmaking (especially intaglio)
  • Jan. 24, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Geo Studio, 3rd floor 1501 10th Ave. E., No. 101
    Gage Academy of the Arts (www.gageacademy.org) is hosting a “Hidden Hazards in the Studio” workshop for those who paint, draw or sculpt
  • March 14, 6-8 p.m. . 4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S.
    Chemical hazards in painting (aerosol spray paint, oil, water, acrylic), encaustic, pastels and adhesives (fixatives, glues, pastes)
  • May 9, 12-2 p.m. 4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S.
    Chemical hazards in studio glass (glass blowing, slumping, fusing, grinding, etching and polishing)

Anyone interested in hosting a workshop or with a suggested workshop topic should contact Dave Waddell, Art Chemical Hazards Project Coordinator at 206-263-3069 or dave.waddell@kingcounty.gov.

The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program is a partnership of local governments including Seattle, King County, the suburban and other cities in King County, working together to manage hazardous wastes and protect health and the environment. Visit us at www.hazwastehelp.org.