Introduction to Stretching Canvas & Preparing Painting Surfaces

Ended - Sunday 11 February 2024

Mason Rempfer


Date: 11 February 2024

Time: 3 pm - 5 pm


14 spaces left


Al Safa Art & Design Library - Theatre

Open to the public

Registration Deadline:

11 February 2024


Join us for an enlightening demonstration and talk, where Mason Rempfer will unravel the fascinating history of painting surfaces. Learn the intricacies of preparing surfaces for archival professional work, exploring the distinctions between canvas, boards, and linens. Mason, drawing on century-old techniques, will guide you through the art of stretching your own canvas and contemporary approaches for surfaces compatible with oil paints, acrylics, or multimedia.

In-depth insights are promised as Mason shares personal experiences in sourcing archival-grade materials locally, bridging the gap between international imports and accessible options. As a practitioner with a background in medical training, Mason's unique journey involves merging scientific principles from art conservation and chemical analysis. This dedication ensures the creation of chemically stable, age-resistant artworks, blending classical techniques with modern adaptability for superior archival quality. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the fusion of art and science!


Presented by Tashkeel in collaboration with Sikka Platform and Al Safa Art & Design Library.

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