ArtSpan Artist Workshop: Art Materials & Archival Conservation

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SOMArts Cultural Center
06:30 PM
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ArtSpan Artist Workshop
Art Materials & Archival Conservation (for a variety of mediums)
Presenter: Emilie van der Hoorn of van der Hoorn Art and Archival Conservation
Workshop Outline to include:CanvasStretcher vs. StrainerTypes of wood and bars, general constructionGesso, how and whyLinen vs. CottonBoardsTypes of woodTypes of construction (panel, cradle, laminated, etc.)Paints and PigmentsWhy are some colors much more expensive than othersGrades of paint (student, artist, etc.)Oil vs. AcrylicVarnish and other coatingsPaperCotton vs. Wood vs. mixed/otherPreparing sheets for wet treatmentLimitationsMixed MediaGlues and adhesivesDigital MediaPrinting methodsInks and pigments
About the Presenter: 
Emilie van der Hoorn an art conservator specializing in works on paper. She completed undergraduate degrees in Art History and Fine Art before pursuing a masters degree in Art Conservation at Northumbria University in the UK. Since graduating she has worked in public institutions and private studios including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the Royal BC Museum in Vancouver, and the Nationaal Archief in the Netherlands.
Van der Hoorn Art and Archival Conservation assists private clients, museums, archives, and collectors in the Bay Area and beyond with their art collections. In addition to the conservation of works on paper, the studio does a range of preventative work to ensure the longevity of art and objects. This includes custom storage, matting, and housing solutions for books, documents, photographs, scrolls, and other paper artworks. She also does collection surveys, condition reporting, disaster response plans, and housekeeping manuals.
About ArtSpan Artist Workshops:
ArtSpan presents monthly 90-minute workshops designed to sharpen business and financial literacy for professional artists, prepare artists for exhibiting work inside and outside the studio, and encourage community between fellow artists and the public. Through these community events ArtSpan creates a platform for artists to thrive, fostering a Bay Area that values the arts.
Workshops are free for all SF Open Studios Artists and Members, and SOMArts Artists. General Public $10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
All events are held at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, 94103, unless otherwise noted. 
ArtSpan participates in SOMArts’ Affordable Space Program, which provides below-market rental space, production and publicity assistance to arts and cultural organizations. For more information visit


  1. SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA