• 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.

  • Time 10am – 1:00pm  or 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Cost £65

    Our taster course will shows you all aspects of the picture framing process. In the taster course you will be provided with a framing kit consisting of a ready-made oak frame, mountboard, glass and backing board which is used assemble your own 6inch by 8inch photograph and you will leave the course with your own framed picture.

    Course content:

    • What and where to buy your equipment
    • Description of each Picture Framing Tool

    Short hands on session with

    • mount cutting
    • frame cutting
    • joining the frame
    • glass cutting

    Practice with putting it altogether

    • Self-assembly of a ready-made picture frame

     

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  • Time 10am – 4:00pm
    Cost £120

    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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  • Time 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Cost £180

    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

    Lunch will be provided on the course with a choice of sandwiches and cake and refreshments. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements before the course.

    Payment

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

  • Testimonials

    • Claire Kent
      24 January 2019
      I cannot recommend the Introduction to Picture Framing Course enough. Glyn is a very knowledgeable and patient trainer. The topics covered are very comprehensive and clear, detailed handouts are provided for you to refer to on the day and take home. You will however be learning a great deal first hand as the course is very practical, I particularly enjoyed this aspect of the course as it was challenging and great fun in equal measure. Thank you again Glyn for a thoroughly enjoyable day and I can't wait to get framing!
    • Wendy Howes
      27 November 2018
      What a wonderful introduction to picture framing! I have wanted to learn how to make frames for many years and this course really does tick all the boxes, and more. Glyn has devised a very well structured day with plenty of hands on experience and the notes you walk away with are incredibly detailed, meaning you don't have to worry about frantically scribbling things down throughout the day. Glyn also spends a lot of time preparing for the course ahead of your arrival, so not one moment is wasted on the day. I would highly recommend this one day introduction to framing to anyone wanting to learn these skills, whether that be for your own personal use or as an introduction to professional framing.

     

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    • Colin Bristow
      9 Dec 2017
      Spent the day on the beginners course with Glyn. He plans the day ahead very clearly, and goes at your pace. Very friendly and very patient. Talks you through all aspects of picture framing, and sends you away with paperwork that explains the foundations of measurements for any size picture you want to frame. Plenty of practical too! If you want to learn picture framing than Glyn at WorldUnderGlass is a great place to start. Good luck
    • Excellent day, very informative and a framed picture to take home which I’m happy to put on the wall!
    • The leader’s presentation was very clear and we all had hands-on practice of each stage in the process.  The hand-outs provided were detailed and helpful.  Warm welcome and excellent lunch.  Thank you.
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