Sunday, September 22, 2013

IVP4406 - Methods & Materials (4) - canvas making

Making our canvas from scratch 

step 1:
the canvas must leave at least a 10cm border around the wooden frame. 
frame is made with 2" by 1" striped wood
canvas is cotton canvas btw 350 - 380 threadcount and cost abt $400 for 45m

step 2:

step 3:
secure using canvas pliers ($15 - $20) and staple using industrial staple gun

step 4:
paint the canvas evenly with emulsion paint

this layer of emulsion paint will be absorbed into the canvas. It will greatly reduce the amount of paint absorbed during the actual painting. 

this bottle of beads-like stuff is "hide-glue" (made from horse skin....eweeee). It can be applied to the back of the canvas that is not painted with the emulsion paint to prevent decomposition so that the artwork can be kept for an even loner time (read centuries) 

step 5: (after the paint had completely dried up)
 sanding the surface with sandpaper 

doubt we will do this in school... too much work... =P.... but we can always introduce it to the kids we we ever let them paint on such a huge canvas by themselves... 



this is part 6 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 

Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration 
             (1)(2 - 4)

Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration 

Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration 
             (1), (2)(3&4)

Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy 

Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children

Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials 

Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

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