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Stretch and frame - If you've ever wanted to stretch and frame your own canvas pictures, a new short course from DIYframing will get you going.
Stretching & Framing Canvas specialist course
Venue – Woodlands Studio, Woodlands Farm, Burnham Road Beaconsfield, HP9 2SF
Day – Monday and Tuesday
Time – 10am – 5pm* (break for lunch)
Date – 15th and 16th January 2007
Tutor – Richard Buttle
This course looks at the equipment, resources and skills involved in making stretcher frames, attaching a canvas (or fabric) across and methods of preparing them for hanging. This includes framing the stretched piece.
Teaching will be by demonstration and there will be individual help with the following
2.How to join mitred lengths of moulding to create both stretchers and frames
3.Specialised equipment used in stretching and attaching canvas/fabric around a stretcher frame
4.The sequence of steps used in stretching canvas
5.How to plan, mark up and create a box/tray frame and attach a stretched piece into it
6.Specialist accessories used in attaching stretched canvases into conventional
7.Principles for finishing and hanging canvases
8.Ideas for providing sight edges around the image if no frame is to be attached
You will need to bring along two pieces for stretching each one no larger than 400mm x 550mm (or similar surface area but different proportions). These can be photography on canvas, oil/acrylics on canvas, tapestry or printed fabrics
NB all pieces must be suitable for remaining open to the air as they will not be mounted and framed behind glass
Lunch- There will be a break to allow students and tutor to have some lunch. A light lunch will be served and tea and coffee will be provided during the day.
How to get here –
From junction 2 of the M40 follow signs for the A355 to Slough. Take the first turning right (after the turning to the Football club) signposted Burnham or Odds Farm; this is the Burnham Road. Continue along this road for approximately one mile and Woodlands Farm is on your right. Follow the drive and just after you reach the main gate you will see a sign for offices and car park. Turn right between the two barns and turn right again at the end of the barns. Diyframing Ltd premises is the old stables directly ahead of you. You enter by the blue doors.