Mount/ Matt Cutting, Picture Framing Workshop  by DIY Framing - crafts in London
Mount/ Matt Cutting, Picture Framing Workshop  by DIY Framing - crafts in London

Mount/ Matt Cutting, Picture Framing Workshop

Discover the art of mount design in this make your own mounts/matts class. Transform your artwork!

Woodworking Class



Mount/ Matt Cutting, Picture Framing Workshop
by DIY Framing

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Make a portfolio of your own picture mounts in this beautiful Kew Gardens setting!

In this class

During this day you will be introduced to and delve further into the world of picture framing. 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 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

  • Make your own mounts
  • Add value to your own artwork or photography
  • Engage more with your art

This is day 2 of the Picture Framing Weekend, if you would like an introduction to making full frames see day 1 here or for the full weekend see here

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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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Mount/ Matt Cutting, Picture Framing Workshop  by DIY Framing - crafts in London

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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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. 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 must be on paper (thicker art paper is fine) and not any type of board.

Age Requirement


Flexible cancellation policy

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

Mount/ Matt Cutting, Picture Framing Workshop
by DIY Framing
Single session