Kristen Ide

Artist & Educator



How To Build Your Own Canvas

Painting can be fun and rewarding. However, supplies for larger projects or custom sizes can be expensive! Learn how to save money by building your own stretched canvases without wood-cutting tools.

In this class you will learn:

• materials needed

• assembling a frame with braces

• stretching canvas

• wrapping corners

• checking for 90º angles

• priming the canvas with gesso

We will also cover tips for fixing canvas problems and attaching hardware for hanging.

This simple and cost-effective skill will have you painting in no time!


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