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Creating Your Art Safely


Review your art making process

  • Learn how to use your tools safely and only for their intended purpose.
  • Visit other artists in their studios and see what they do to keep safe while working.

Safety in action

  • Wear your personal protective gear (respirator, face and eye protection, hearing protection, etc.) when appropriate to the task.
  • Take care of your body.
    • Take breaks and stretch.
    • Proper sitting and standing practices for the back and neck.
    • Proper handling of tools to keep hands and wrists in good condition.
    • Proper ambient and task lighting to care for the eyes.
  • Take care of your space. Take time to clean up.


  • Don’t use your studio as a lunchroom
  • Don’t smoke in your studio