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    Carpentry for Artists - Make a Stretcher Frame


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    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 3 hour 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 40cm x 40cm wooden stretcher frame with canvas to take home.

    What you bring: Yourself. All tools and materials are included in the registration.

    What to wear: suitable clothing for the workshop, and sturdy closed shoes. We provide safety

    glasses and ear protection.

    Morning tea is provided.

    Cancellation/Refund policy
    At WOTT we keep our classes small to optimise your learning experience.  Any cancellations or transfers, therefore, have an effect on our ability to deliver these classes (and may even result in the cancellation of the course). Please consider your dates carefully prior to booking.

    Our cancellation and refund/transfer policy is as follows:

    - cancellation up to 7 days prior to the course: full refund or transfer to a new course date.
    - cancellation up to 3 days prior to the course: 50% refund/no transfer.  You will then be required to rebook into the preferred course.
    - cancellation less than 24h prior to the course: no refund or transfer available.

    This workshop is a safe space. Neurodiversity, the queer community, differently abled and minority groups are welcome.

    Our workshop is located in Beaconsfield/Walyalup on Wadjuk Noongar Country. We pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging.


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