The act of stretching canvas is itself a dying art which will be explored at MAMA this month.
Bright artist Frank Burgers, who is leading the workshop, said in modern times cheap canvas could be bought easily at $2 shops but it was not up to scratch for professional use.
“(Previously) at university art courses, stretching out canvases, making your own frames, getting some cotton duck and stretching it up and glue sizing it yourself, that was staple and we all had to do that otherwise you had nothing to paint on,” he said.
Burgers will also show workshop attendees how to make a glue base for their canvas using rabbit-skin.
Tickets to the workshop, which runs from 10am on April 23 at MAMA, can be bought online.