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Re: [art_education] canvas question

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  • Woody Duncan
    You can go to a fabric store and buy duck cloth. Woody in KC ... -- 28 Quality Middle School Art Lessons in powerpoint format, on one CD $15
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 28, 2003
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      You can go to a fabric store and buy duck cloth.
      Woody in KC

      Amanda wrote:
      >
      > I have been wondering (and refuse to ask anyone in person for fear
      > of ridicule!) can you use regular linen or cotton fabric from the
      > fabric store as canvas instead of that very expensive stuff in the
      > supply catalogs?
      >
      > Thank you,
      > Amanda

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    • Amanda
      Thanks very much for the responses. ... and gesso ... all ... ultimate in ... surfaces. ... and the ... is ... Mart.
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 6, 2003
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        Thanks very much for the responses.


        --- In art_education@yahoogroups.com, "The Austin's" <whest177@w...>
        wrote:
        > I have used bed sheets many times for paintings. Once you stretch
        and gesso
        > them the difference is very subtle. My students seem to think that
        all
        > "great" art is done on canvas, and that canvas boards are the
        ultimate in
        > quality. SO I have my students paint on all different kinds of
        surfaces.
        > Gesso'ed paper is one of my favorites, as well as masonite. Oh,
        and the
        > reason I've used bed sheets is that dollar for dollar, a bed sheet
        is
        > cheaper than buying x number of yards of white cotton cloth at Wal-
        Mart.
        > ~Michal
        >
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