Matting Day

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget to bring in your matting supplies. We will spend the class period matting our first “good” drawing you did.

You’ll need…

  • Fresh mat blades (I don’t provide them)
  • Xacto knife or utility knife with SHARP blades
  • White(ish) Mat board (typically a 30 x 40 inch sheet)
  • White foamcore (again, 30 x 40 inch sheet)
  • Linen tape
  • 18 inch ruler
  • A lot of Band Aides
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