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Skidmore College Health and Safety Guidelines - Photography Studio



Saisselin Art Center has 24-hour secure access through a swipe card system
The following exterior doors will be unlocked at 7 a.m. and locked at 11 p.m., Monday through Friday:

  • Loading dock entrance
  • First floor entrance adjacent to Ceramics and Fiber Arts
  • Main west entrance from the covered walkway
  • First floor east entrance by Filene

After 11 p.m. students must use their swipe cards to enter the building.


Only those students currently registered in a course may have access to this studio, its tools and materials.  All others must receive individual permission from the Professor prior to using any tool or material within this facility.  For safety reasons, your friends, family, etc. cannot be permitted to remain in the studio when it is being used.


Read and follow all "Studio Safety Guidelines" for the Department of Art posted in the hallways.

Many tools and materials used the art center may pose a danger to your immediate and/or long-term health if used improperly. Therefore, you are:

  • Not permitted to use any tool or material until it has been thoroughly demonstrated to you by your instructor.
  • Advised to conscientiously practice all safety procedures as instructed and never use a tool or material in a manner inconsistent with its intended function.

If you are uncertain as to the proper use of any tool or material, consult with your instructor before proceeding.

Smoking in all studios is expressly forbidden.

Never work in this studio if you are:

  • Under the influence of any drug (including alcohol)
  • Over-tired or distracted