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HOTC: Pow! Wow! Canvas Stretching

This workshop is for artists interested in learning to stretch and prime their own canvases. Preparing your own canvases will both save you money and give you better quality surface for painting than most premade canvases. We will also cover stretching watercolor paper and canvas prints.

We will go through the process step by step so guests are welcome to bring their own stretchers and unprimed canvas cloth, (or watercolor paper and plywood) to follow along, or just watch and take notes.

Wood stretches and canvas can be purchased locally at United Art and Education, all other materials will be provided. If you are bringing your own supplies be sure that your canvas is at least 6 inches larger than your stretchers, example, if your stretchers are 8x10 then your canvas will be at least 14x16. A few varieties of gesso and primers will be demonstrated for comparing finishes. This workshop will last between one and two hours.

This course will be instructed by Cecilia Perez Dunifon


Rhapsody Art Gallery

3400 N Anthony Bld, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805