7 hour workshop
Learn the basics of making your own picture frame and mount in this beautiful Kew Gardens setting! Discover the art of picture framing and mount design, build and transform the frame for your artwork!
In this class
Throughout this one day course 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 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
Now you can
- Build your own frames
- Add value to your own artwork or photography
- Engage more with your art
If you fancy really getting to grips with framing then why not try the full weekend class rather than just the intro? If you are interested in learning even more then check out the full weekend class here!
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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. 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. 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.