(29/07/23) Carpentry for Artists – Make a Stretcher Frame – Saturday

Runs from 9am to 5pm (lunch provided)

Learn how to work with wood, canvas, and the appropriate tools to create your own stretcher frame and stretch canvas onto it, in this one-day workshop.

This short course is designed specifically for beginners, with no previous experience with tools or in workshops. It is a confidence building introduction to simple carpentry skills that is focussed on getting artists skilled up to make their own stretcher frames at home.

$185.00

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Runs from 9am to 5pm

Are you an artist who has only ever bought stretched canvases to paint on? Ever wondered if you could make your own, but don’t know? Learn how to work with wood, canvas, and the appropriate tools to create your own stretcher frame and stretch canvas onto it, in this one-day workshop.

This short course is designed specifically for beginners, with no previous experience with tools or in workshops. It is a confidence building introduction to simple carpentry skills that is focussed on getting artists skilled up to make their own stretcher frames at home.

It covers the fundamentals of tool use and workshop techniques, including:

  • Confidence in your ability to use the following tools correctly and safely – hand and power saws, drill drivers, staple guns and measuring equipment.
  • Learning to measure and cut accurately
  • Practice simple joinery using drills, glue, nails, staples and screws
  • Learn professional canvas stretching techniques
  • Familiarise yourself with the workshop environment, practices and health and safety

This course is about applied learning: by the end of the course, you will have made a 50cm x 50cm wooden stretcher frame with canvas to take home

What you bring: Yourself. All tools and materials are included in the registration. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

What to wear: long pants and sturdy closed shoes. We provide safety glasses and ear protection.

Cost - $185 (incl GST)

Max 6 people

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