ONSITE: Make Your Own Canvas Stretchers

Making and stretching your own canvases is a valuable skill for painters! You will use basic woodworking tools and equipment to make simple, efficient and durable stretchers of any size and shape. We'll also cover how to stretch and prime your canvases so they are ready to use.

Special Notes

  • Prior experience in a woodshop is not required to take this class.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

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

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About the Instructor

Genesis Chapman

A native of Bent Mountain Virginia, Genesis Chapman received his BFA at the Art Institute of Kansas City in 2001 and his MFA from VCU in Painting and Printmaking in 2010. He was named one of the top 100 emerging Southern Artists by Oxford American Magazine in their spring 2012 issue. His work has been recently shown at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the Taubman Museum of Fine Art in Roanoke and The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.
He splits his time with his wife and daughter between their cabin on Bent Mountain and house in Richmond.
On Instagram: genesischapman1

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ONSITE: Make Your Own Canvas Stretchers

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Class Details
July 3010 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $85.00
Member Tuition: $76.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Genesis Chapman
Level: Beginner