Saturday 11 November 2023, 10:00am

Canvas Fabrication with Rea Burton

Date Saturday 11 November 2023
Time 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location The Kit at Artspace Aotearoa, 292 Karangahape Rd

This lab offers an introduction to processes of canvas fabrication.

Painter Rea Burton will guide participants through the process of stretching and preparing canvas for painting, with a focussed discussion on the history and conceptual weighting of painting substrates.

Participants will fabricate and keep a finished canvas, using a range of techniques. Materials will be provided by The Kit.

Key skills

Prepare and stretch a canvas ready for use

The Canvas Fabrication Skills Lab is suitable for early stage artists pursuing a painting practice or those wishing to refresh this.


Rea Burton (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Pākehā) is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau . She holds an MFA Elam School of Fine Arts (2019) and regularly exhibits nationally and internationally.

Maximum Participants: 10

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