How to stretch a canvas

Next Available: Wed, 11 Dec 7:00PM
2.0 hours
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Ever wanted to strech your own canvas?

In this class we learn how to stretch a canvas from scratch and prepare surfaces for painting.

We will be preparing canvas, board and paper for painting

as well as looking at other surfaces like aluminium and glass.

All materials are provided

The studio door will be open half and hour before the session starts. Come early if you like, have a cup of tea or a glass of wine and meet everyone in the class :-)

Tea and coffee provided

Wine will be available

About your tutor
Melbourne based Sue Beyer has recently completed an MFA research candidate at the VCA in Melbourne, supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. In 2018 she was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award for the work created as part of her candidature.

Sue has held solo exhibitions in Brisbane and Melbourne and participated in group shows internationally in San Francisco and New York. She was awarded an Australia Council ArtStart Grant in 2010, been a finalist in numerous prizes and was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize in 2014. Her work is included in public collections including Artbank, as well as numerous corporate collections.

Sue is the creator and a director of Sandbox Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.

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What you will learn
  • We will learn how to stretch a canvas
  • and how to prepare various surfaces for painting
What you will get
  • The skills to stretch your own canvas
  • Techniques on how to prepare surfaces for longevity
  • Students will take home a board prepared for painting

What to bring
  • Just bring yourself
What to wear

Casual clothing and an apron. We have some aprons if you don't have one

Appropriate for

Beginners welcome

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Sandbox Studios Melbourne requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Sandbox Studios Melbourne to organise a refund or transfer

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