Make Your Own Frame - Mounting and Cutting!

    Discover the art of picture framing and mount design in this make your own frame class. Build and transform the frame for your artwork!

    Woodworking class

    7 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    St Lukes House, TW9

    What you'll learn

    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

    During this day you will be introduced to 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 maximize 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


    • For the double mount an A4 (297x210mm) size picture or photo - you can bring a selection to take advantage of the mount board colour choices;
    • For the smaller pieces (Deep Bevel, Offset Corner) worked on as demonstration workshop pieces, you may wish to attach images: you can bring (3) 100 mm x 160 mm (7" x 4" or slightly larger) images;
    • For the multiple mount opening you need three, appropriate pieces of artwork/photos with a common theme {one piece PORTRAIT, approximately A4 size (297mm X 210mm) one piece LANDSCAPE, approximately A5(148mm x 210mm)and one piece LANDSCAPE, approximately A6(148mm x 105mm)size}.

    Did you know?

    Among the first picture frames known to exist, is a frame made of wood from the 50s to 70s AD, found in an Egyptian grave, and features a portrait of a woman.

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    Class location

    St Lukes House, Richmond

    270 Sandycombe Road

    TW9 3NP


    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.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from Kew Gardens

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    Age limit or other requirements

    If you fancy really getting to grips with framing then why not try the full weekend class rather than just the mounting? If you are interested in learning even more then check out the full weekend class here!

    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.