How Safe is Your Studio: Health & Safety for Artists: SPEAKER

           John Deal  –  Instructor at OCAD University

John Deal is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur. He has worn many different hats over his 20+ years working in the arts industry. Currently, he primarily works in hybrid media. Over the years, his mediums of choice have included painting, photography, sculpture and metal casting, as well as digital. With varied experience across multiple disciplines, John has become knowledgeable on the usage  of a wide variety of  materials and processes, including the risks involved. This knowledge and experience have proved highly valuable in his role as Academic technician for the Drawing and Painting program at OCAD University, where it is common for all mediums to be surveyed by the students. John continues to explore new emerging technologies, exploring how mark-making and is evolving in the digital age.