Building and Stretching Your Own Canvases
9 am – 2 pm
A Painting is a Picture That is Also A Built Object: Painted Surfaces, Supports, and Still Lives. In this three day workshop, we will be discussing the physical construction of painting supports, including how to build and stretch canvasses to make your own paintings. Considering the object of a painting much like a sculpture, we can become more aware of the formal qualities of the painting support–such as scale, size ratios, choice of fabric or panel, surface quality, and more. Finally, we will have some fun experimenting as we make some paintings on our new supports. No prior experience necessary, and all skill-levels welcome.
Monday – Wednesday, July 8 – 10
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Austin Pratt
Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels
-Canvas making materials will be provided. Please bring painting supplies for whatever medium you work in (oil or acrylic). Some painting materials can be provided upon request if you are new to painting or wish to experiment with new materials.