• Framing Courses

  • Picture-framing is something that you can do at home for yourself, friends or even as a business.

    We run various picture framing courses to suit all abilities.

  • Introduction Course

    Time 10am – 4:00pm
    Cost £140

    Our Introduction to Framing Course provides a more in-depth training course than the taster course.

    During the introduction to picture framing course you will be taken through the whole process of planning and designing your picture. You will be shown how to measure your picture and fill out a plan, how to bevel cut the mountboard, make the oak picture frame, cut the glass
    and the final assembling of the picture to conservation standards.

    The day will consist of a number of demonstrations of each stage of the framing process. Participants will be invited to take part in each demonstration, using each tool in turn and gaining hands-on experience of using the equipment. There will be plenty of time during the
    day to practice so you will leave the course with the skills to produce your own pictures at home.

    Please bring a photograph measuring 6inch x 8inch to frame during the course. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can choose a stock photo from those I have available when you arrive.

    Course content:

    The planning stage (part A) the measurement, size and dimension’s

    The planning stage (part B) the esoteric – ambience, style, colour and mood

    Know the key elements of a framed picture

    Using a specialist mountcutter tool learn how to cut the mount and use for the mounting of a picture

    Accurately cutting the four sections of the picture frame moulding

    Joining the moulding sections to create the frame

    The basic ways of attaching a picture to the mount

    How to cut glass to your required size

    Cutting and fitting the backing board and assembling the framed picture

    Sealing the back of the picture with tape and adding a hanging cord

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  • Advanced Course

    Time 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Cost £200

    The advance picture framing course is a more specialised course covering shadow box frames and canvas gallery wraps.  It also covers multiple window mounts for groups of photographs. The content of this course can be designed around your particular needs and I
    would be happy to include all your requirements into this course.

    If this is the course you are looking for please email me and I will create an in-depth training course to ensure all your needs are met.

    Course content:

    Additional aspects  

    Measuring and cutting multiple window mounts for groups of photos

    Decorating your mountboards with V Grooving to enhance the mounts

    Float mounting deckle edge Papyrus art to the mountboard  

    Making a shadow box frame to hold medals, baby shoes or sports memorabilia

    How to gallery wrap canvas onto a frame 

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  • Who are the courses intended for?

    The courses are designed for anyone who wants to learn picture framing to a high standard using professional equipment.
    The course is run on a one-to-one basis which makes the most of your time, allowing us to focus on your particular needs. However I can accommodate up to three people in a group session if you would prefer to train together. 

    If you are considering starting a framing business, we can also look at sourcing equipment from a number of different suppliers.
    Courses may also be useful if you have a large amount of framing as we could work together to keep your costs down.

    What to bring

    Please bring a photograph measuring 6 inches (15.24 cm) by 8 inches (20.32 cm) so that you will produce your own, professionally finished, framed picture. Alternatively you can choose from a number of stock photos available on the course.

    Location

    I am located in a quiet cul-de-sac, next door to St Johns Primary school.  Off road parking will be available to you or if you are travelling by bus I am near bus route 66. View Map

    Food

    Please bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee will be provided.

    Payment

    Full payment is required to reserve a space on a course and you can pay by cheque or Bacs bank transfer.

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