ONSITE: Build and Stretch Your Own Canvas

Break free from the restrictions of canvas sizes you buy at the store and learn to make your own! We'll learn how to use the tools needed to build a wooden canvas frame. Once the frame is built, we will go over the proper techniques for stretching a tight canvas. At the end of the class session you will be able to make a canvas size to fit any project!

Special Notes

  • Students should wear closed toe shoes in the woodshop and students with long hair should bring something to tie it back with.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit
About the Instructor

Alex Neckopulos

Alex Neckopulos is an RVA transplant from the Midwest where she received a BFA in Economics and Studio Art. After college, Alex lived out of a backpack for two years, worked in several different countries, and made art whenever she could. Searching to experiment with her drawings, Alex joined the Visual Arts Center as a Printmaking Studio Monitor. She continues exploring with screen printing and focuses on creating hand drawn designs inspired by detail found in nature. As a teacher and an artist, Alex believes art making is one of the best tools for learning. She is excited by every opportunity to bring this enthusiasm to the studio.

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ONSITE: Build and Stretch Your Own Canvas

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Class Details
May 2710 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Alex Neckopulos
Level: All Levels