All delegates will be able to practice the following techniques as we progress through the various stages
Analysing and decision making for choosing the most appropriate canvas treatment
First facing of the canvas and its later removal from the stretcher
Removing old lining canvas and glue residue
Preparing and sizing the loom
Preparing the canvas prior to lining, including any required impregnation or consolidation
Using the hot table to prepare canvas if necessary
Applying glue and bonding it to the loom, ironing and removing first facing paper
Inspecting and applying the second facing paper followed by second ironing
Removing from loom and re-stretching to the renovated original or new stretcher
At each stage we will discuss the alternative methods of treatment, some of which we may practice e.g. Beva and fish glue.
We will also examine the end result and evaluate it in comparison to other treated canvases in the studio.
9.30 am – 5 pm daily