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The Useful Art Class - Making Your Canvas Workshop
What is the Useful Art Class? The Useful Art Class is a series of workshops that will provide you with the essential skills fundamental to drawing and painting. The classes are short, concentrated sessions that focus very clearly on the principles that are foundational to creating 2D artworks. Sessions are taught by practicing artists who between them have over 30 years of experience within the art world and will equip you with practical knowledge that will help you with your art practice. The Useful Art Class is delivered in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter, the Custard Factory, Digbeth, in exhibition space attached to the teaching artists’ studios.
Making Your Canvas Workshop Date: Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location: Studio 422C Custard Factory, Birmingham, B9 4AA
What will it cover? In the sanctuary of the Artist Studios this welcoming workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn from a knowledgeable practicing Painter. You will be shown a range of stretcher construction methods; learn about different primers and canvas material options and their pros and cons, and get hands on stretching your own canvas to take home. We'll discuss common problems faced and how to overcome them with the tricks of the trade, including how to get those pristine corners!
Who is it for? The perfect workshop for Artists of all levels, from newly inspired painters to professionals looking to be able to make their own canvas from absolute scratch. Benefit from the intimacy of a small group setting in a safe and relaxed environment.
What is provided? No need to bring anything but your willingness to learn! All materials and expertise are provided for you to leave with a fully stretched canvas, ready for your next masterpiece! • Canvas Stretcher Bars • Canvas • Staples • Primer • Stretching Pliers • Refreshments