Art & Photography Framing Weekend Course – Manchester

£279.00 inc. VAT

Beginner course

Frame your own art

Materials, tools & beverages provided

Learn how to:

Cut a simple mount

Cut moulding

Cut glass & backing

Plus a day dedicated to learning different mount styles, including:

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.

🕖 Duration: 2 days
📍 Manchester

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What previous experience should I have?

The workshop is aimed at complete framing beginners as well as those who may have framed a little of their work before. There is no need for any experience of using hand tools, although any experience you do have will be a bonus!

In particular, the course is aimed at people who;

✓ Have limited or no previous experience of working with hand tools.
✓ Have some experience of mounting and framing pictures, but no experience of using the specialised tools available to framers.
✓ Want to receive support in honing current skills.
✓ Want to use graphic art as part of home improvement or refurbishment.

How our courses are run

This course is hosted by The UK School of Framing alumni at venues across the UK.

Equipment for the day is provided, well maintained and shared amongst the students, you are encouraged to support and share any tips you have with each other.

Our courses are intended to be enjoyable, educational and collaborative learning experiences, there’s no stress from tests or assessments at the end of the day. We hope you leave with the satisfaction of building and learning something new.


Courses are run with a maximum of 8 students. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm, there will be a 30 minute lunch break and a few short refreshment breaks.
Please be aware our Manchester venue is in Heald Green so it’s little bit out of town so we advise bringing a packed lunch or you may miss out on the great opportunity to get to know your fellow students over lunch!

What do I need to bring?

Please be aware our Manchester venue is in Heald Green and is a little bit out of town so we advise bringing a packed lunch or you may miss out on the great opportunity to get to know your fellow students over lunch!

Please bring the following pictures:

Day 1:

  • Please bring artwork to frame, A photo or picture no larger than an A4 sheet of paper to frame.

Day 2:

To complete your portfolio please bring:

  • 4 x photos or pictures no larger than A4 size(297x210mm)
  • 2 x photos or pictures no larger than A5 size(148x210mm)

Don't worry if you do not have any physical pictures or photos of these sizes, All About Framing is able to provide a printing service for your images, the prices are below:

  • 1 x A4 size (297x210mm) - £5.00 inc vat per photo
  • 1 x A5 size (148x210mm) - £3.50 inc vat per photo

To place a printing order please email your image and requested size to our sales team, these will be printed and ready for collection on the day of the course. Cut off for printing is 1 week before the course.

Suitable clothing for a workshop environment:

  • No open toe shoes or sandals
  • No long floaty sleeves or garments which could get caught on things
  • Do not wear anything of value as we are working with glues and paints etc.
  • Do wear comfortable footwear as we are standing for most of the day.


Manchester Venue

Course FAQ

Can I bring my own picture to be framed?


  • Yes, we encourage you to bring your own photos or pictures. Please read the “What do I need to bring?” section for details on dimensions and quantities of pictures.


  • On the day you will be working with white mounts and a black frame, so bear that in mind when choosing an image to bring. A black and white photo will work really well if you are unsure.

What if I don’t have any pictures:

  • If you don’t have a picture to frame there will be pictures provided at the event or you can email us to print your pictures for you.

Bringing unsuitable pictures/Artwork:

  • If you arrive at the event with something that is NOT suitable, you won’t be able to use it. Below is a list of everything that is NOT suitable:
  • Fabrics, artwork with texture such as oils, acrylics, loose materials such as chalk, pastels, decoupage, etc. or tightly rolled prints that need flattening…
  • Once you’re through the Art & Photography Framing Weekend you’ll find we have courses especially for handling all of these types of artwork and objects!
Is there somewhere on site I can buy lunch from?

No, the venue only has basic facilities to make hot drinks, which we do provide. It’s outside of town, so we advise bringing a packed lunch or you may be rushing around in your lunch break and miss out on the great opportunity to get to know your fellow students over lunch!

Is there free parking?

Yes, there’s ample parking right at the venue.

How long is the course?

The course is 7 hours and runs from 10am – 5pm.

Can I use the shop?

We currently do not operate a shop in Manchester. Our online store provides delivery to all addresses in the UK.

Can I see the manual first?

The Manual you receive from the course will be emailed to you after the course as a PDF.

Do you provide hot drinks?

Yes, we will provide hot drinks (tea, coffee).

Can I bring someone?

No, we run the courses with set number of students as this allows the tutor to give each student the attention they need while learning. Before a course starts we engage in health and safety planning and risk assessments for the number of people we expect on the day. We don’t have a waiting area, viewing gallery or reception for companions.

Can I take photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of your own work. However, please ask for permission before taking photos of anything else other than your own work.

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