Open today 9am-5pm


Instructor: Liz Bannish

May 3, 5, 10, 12, & 17, 2022, 5:30 – 7:00PM



FREE TO MEMBERS, $75 Non-members


To keep health and safety a priority for artists in our studios, CCP is granting free access to this workshop for current members.Please email to RSVP for this workshop.



As a bonus for attendance, registration for this workshop grants a 1-year CCP Individual/Artist-level membership to any registrant that is not currently a member. Learn more about our Membership Program HERE.


Join CCP Studio Manager Liz Bannish for a five-day overview on the hazards of the chemicals used in printmaking (and other) materials and how to incorporate them safely into your studio environment.

Are you familiar with the hazards common art materials pose, or the proper storage and disposal methods for your materials in order to prevent accidents? This webinar, presented as a series of lectures, will cover the hazards of common studio chemicals and how they affect the body, how to handle them safely, and how to protect yourself from them. This webinar will be mostly printmaking-related, but other artistic methods may be discussed. There will be time dedicated at the end of each session for questions

To prioritize health and safety in our studios, CCP is offering this webinar free to our current membership. All other participants who sign up for this webinar will be granted a free, one-year’s membership at CCP.

CCP is offering two versions of this workshop; this one is specifically designed to address the individual artist working in a personal studio. A second offering, geared towards technicians, professors, and those responsible for the oversight of a community studio is being offered later in the year in July 2022 (see our our Online Instruction page for details).


LIZ BANNISH oversees the OSHA compliance program at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She was trained by world renowned chemical hygienist and art activist Monona Rossol and maintained OSHA compliance at Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years in conjunction with Smith’s Laboratory Safety and Compliance Director. Liz is an artist and printmaker who has been training professionally in the arts since 2009. Her work uses themes of feminine power, anti-capitalism, and anxiety, usually wrapped in marine imagery. Liz’s personal prints have been shown on a national scale and in mediums from fine art prints, to photographs, to alternative processes. She was the Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years. Previously, she has trained as Apprentice Printer at Wingate Studio in NH and conducted workshops for the Southern Graphics Council. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving the John Roy second best in show award for her senior thesis exhibition in 2011.

Visit Liz at and instagram @lizbannish.