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Things I Wish I Learnt In Art School

July - August 2017

In these sessions with a practicing professional artist, participants will learn everything they need to know about stretching their own canvases and preparing timbre panels for painting. Instead of using mass produced pre-stretched canvases, participants can customise high quality archival materials according to their desired proportions and needs for their art practice. 

This course is not only for artists, but also for people interested in working in the arts in the areas of art handling, art management, and for a general understanding of what makes a well-prepared canvas, how to store, stack and protect paintings in the studio and the workplace, and the best practices for art conservation.

Practical Preparation of Painting

This course comes in two parts and is offered in multiple dates:

Part A: 2 hours – Canvas & Board Preparation [Thursday 27 July, Saturday 29 July 2017, 9 – 11am]
Part B: 2 hours – Art Handling [Thursday 3 August, Saturday 5 August 2017, 9-11am]

Price: $150 (30% off for students)


Art Installation & Handling - Artist & Gallery Standard

This is a single course offered on multiple dates:

Thursday 17 August and Saturday 26 August, 9-11am

Price: $50 (30% off for students)


Yeo Workshop's educational programmes are related to their exhibition schedule. 

The course takes place in the artful surroundings of Gillman Barracks. 


Merryn Trevethan is a practicing artist who has created several public art projects outdoors, indoors, and was a specialist at one of the best art materials shop in Melbourne (St Luke Artist Colourmen) specialising in custom stretching, conservation and damage control to empower artists with the best practices. Trevethan currently lives and works in Singapore, and is showing at Yeo Workshop's current exhibition "Apertures".


More sessions for Art Installation & Handling is now available. Sign up and get your tickets here.

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