Canvas Stretching Workshop

Canvas Stretching Workshop

26th October 22



Jessica Burton Jessica Burton

Welcome to the Canvas Stretching Workshop where attendees will stretch their own artist's canvas! Using Jessica's very deep box edge pre-made stretcher bars and heavy duty cotton canvas provided in the class, attendees will learn how to stretch a canvas.

Attendees will find out what materials are required, the best tools for the job and of course gain tips and tricks from a professional maker for a perfectly tight canvas every time.

At the end of the workshop each person will have a canvas to take home worth £40.

All materials and tools will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own tools or materials if desired.

If providing their own canvas, attendees should bring a rectangle of the following size: 62cm x 52cm.

Please note we will be using sharp blades during the final part of the workshop.

The workshop will be at a relaxed pace and as well as being informative it should be a good time to socialise and interact with fellow attendees.

About the organiser

Jessica is an independent maker in London, working out of the Blackhorse Workshop carpentry studio in Walthamstow. She exclusively builds and stretches artist's canvases using a technique that is taught on Fine Art degrees. The special style of stretcher bar is designed especially for gallery exhibitions, emphasising wall-depth, longevity and robustness. She completed her Fine Art degree at Bath Spa in 2008.

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