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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Please bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Full payment is required to reserve a space on a course and you can pay by cheque or Bacs bank transfer.