What you will do
Two session course
Spend a whole weekend learning about the art of picture framing and mount design. Learn how to build and transform the frame of your artwork and create you own unique look! This 2 day course will entice your passion for the art of framing.
In this class
Throughout this weekend course you will spend two days learning about the art of framing. During the first day you will be introduced to the basic process of framing from cutting a mount, glass and frame to final assembly as well as the application of a stain and lime wax finish. This course is aimed at beginners and those who desire more hands on experience to help them choose suitable framing equipment for their needs.
The focus of the first day of this course and the individual teaching will rest on:
- Measure and cut a mount using a simple mount cutter and rule
- Measure and saw moulding using a bench saw and measuring system
- Glue, strap clamp and pin the frame with hand tools
- Cut glass
- Apply a water soluble stain and/or lime wax finish
- Assemble frame, with Backing board & fixings for hanging
During the second day you will move past your introductory steps and delve further into the world of frames. You will learn about the important impact of mount design and decoration and how it can increase the perceived value of any art form. Whether you produce framed work for retail or just to hang at home, you will be astonished by how simply you can achieve powerful and desired effects simply by applying a select few skills and products. This day will allow you to present your images and art in a more dramatic and exciting way. Learn to maximise the impact of your images, engaging with the final element of presentation. The second day will focus on an array of practical skills and the understanding of products used in mount cutting and decoration. You will produce a portfolio of mounted artwork, covering the following areas:
- a range of cutting techniques using a mount cutting system
- experimenting with double mount, offset corner and combination mounts;
- marking out and cutting a mount with multiple openings for groups of photos
- deep bevel mounts;
- spaced mounts
Now you can
- Build your own frames
- Add value to your own artwork or photography
- Engage more with your art
Select a class time
Sun 27 Sep, 10:00am - 5:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
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Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, DIY Framing
DIY Framing will teach you how to make bespoke frames.
Launched in 2008, DIY Framing presents the best offers to learn about picture framing in the country. With a long history in the art of framing, this school has a reputation as the top learning institution for everything related to frames. In addition to being a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, the school’s programme was also awarded Art & Framing Industry 2010 award for Innovation.
Re-discover your practical skills, let your creativity flow into your hands and discover the art of framing. If you have always wanted to build your own frame or learn about anything related to frames, this is the place to come and be imbibed with or fortify you passion for framing.
The UK School of Framing support all skills, abilities and backgrounds.
- Just a stones throw away from Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens Underground Station is a short walk from the venue. There is no parking at the venue. Please bring a packed lunch, we provide tea and coffee, and the items listed below we ask you to bring for framing / mounting. Day 1: An A4 (297x210mm) size, or smaller, picture or photo on paper (not board) for framing – you will cut a single mount and frame it in a wood moulding, with a finish if desired. Day 2: A picture or photo up to A4 size (297x210mm) for the double mount, Three pieces of themed artwork/photos for the multiple mount opening: Portrait orientation, roughly A4 size Landscape orientation, roughly A5 size (148mm x 210mm) and Landscape orientation, roughly A6 size (148mm x 105mm) You may also wish to bring 3 x roughly 100mm x 160mm images to attach to smaller, demonstration pieces. NB. All images for mounting & framing must be on paper (thicker art paper is fine) and not any type of board.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.