Manchester

Learn the basics of framing with
Nick in Manchester

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High wycombe

Learn the basics of framing with
Linette in High Wycombe

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Manchester

Learn the basics of framing with
Nick in Manchester

Click here to enrol in Manchester

High wycombe

Learn the basics of framing with
Linette in High Wycombe

Click here to enrol in High Wycombe

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Topics covered Basics of Framing Art & Photo Weekend
Identifying the key elements of a framed picture.
How to cut a standard mount using specialised tools, for the mounting of a picture.
Basic methods for attaching a picture to the mount.
Cutting picture mouldings and joining them to create a frame for the mounted picture.
Cutting the glass and backboard to fit the frame.
Assembling the framed picture, including sealing the picture back and adding a hanging cord
Explore the different presentation and displaying techniques available when mounting a picture.
Discover and choose the right mount & style for your artwork.
Learn how to cut double mount.
Learn how to cut shadow mounts.
Learn how to float mounts.
Learn how to plan & cut a multi-aperture mount with several openings for a group of photos.

5 Reasons why taking a picture framing course is a great idea

Picture framing courses are a fun and social learning experience

Often a photo or piece of art is worthy of more than just a generic picture frame, but how do you go about building your own frame?
Searching the internet you will find plenty of videos of carpenters and woodworkers with sheds full of equipment rapidly going through the process. It’s not a realistic entry point for anyone looking to get started in building frames and you can’t ask them for help!

Here are 5 benefits of enrolling on our picture framing courses

1. It will save you money in the long run!

Bespoke picture framing as an industry has always been known to be expensive, the breakdown of a traditional high street framer is roughly 30% materials and 70% labour, overheads and company profits. By doing it yourself you have the ability to save up to 70% on your framing. It is of course going to take more of your time but the savings could be more than worth it if you require it on a regular basis.

2. Learn about different styles.

There are many ways to frame your pictures so that they stand out, you just have to know what works for each style. Having an experienced teacher talk you through the options could help you to save months and if not years of trial and error.

3. Learn with hands on practical experience.

Practical experience is the best way to learn anything new. With picture framing being such a hands on craft, you will have the opportunity to practice what has been taught in class and gain more confidence with this skill.

4. Learn about the tools and materials used.

It will help you understand what tools and materials you will need – Knowing what tools and materials are needed for picture framing is very important. Without this knowledge you may end up wasting time, money and effort trying to find the right product when there are already great products out on the market that do exactly what you need them to do.

5. Learning a structured process to follow.

You will learn a structured process – There is a certain process to picture framing that can be followed, with this knowledge you will not only get great results but learn how to repeat them every time. This will make your life easier if you are planning on doing it professionally or just for fun.

Of course, there are numerous other advantages like gaining confidence, learning new skills and techniques and having the opportunity to share your work with other like minded people. 

But these 5 reasons are the most important ones that will help you make a decision on whether or not it is worth your time and money. If you would like more information about how you can take advantage of learning this skills, please see the course details below.

Beginners courses

Our award winning courses have helped thousands of students to gain confidence in the tools and techniques used to make a variety of popular frames, with many going on to start their own businesses.

Basics of framing

Duration: 7 hours (10am – 5pm)

High Wycombe and Manchester dates available

Beginner course

Frame your own art

Learn to make your own frames for photos and artwork with our beginners framing course.

Learn how to:

Cut a simple mount

Cut moulding

Cut glass & backing

Impress your friends and family with your handmade frames.
Our picture framing course will teach you everything you need to know to create frames that are both functional and stylish.

To start creating your own DIY frames!

Enrol Today

Learn even more framing techniques with our weekend course

Art & Photography framing weekend

Duration: 2 days (sat – sun)

High Wycombe and Manchester dates available

Beginner course

Frame your own art

Learn to make your own frames and explore the creative presentation and displaying techniques available when mounting a picture.

Everything from the Basics course PLUS learn about:

Double mounts

Multi aperture

Float mounts

Shadow mounts

Elevate your artwork and photos with custom frames.
Learn how to design and build frames that perfectly complement your artwork, creating a truly unique and personal display.

To start creating beautiful, professional frames!

Enrol Today

Advanced Courses

Canvas stretching

Duration: 7 hours (10am – 5pm)

High Wycombe dates available

Advanced course

Learn how to:

Fit canvas in a float frame

Fit canvas in a traditional frame

Unlock the secrets of canvas stretching and framing in just one day with our all-inclusive training course

Master the art of creating your own beautifully framed canvases!

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