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Basics of Framing Course – High Wycombe

£159.00 inc. VAT

Beginner course

Frame your own art

Materials, tools & beverages provided

Learn how to:

Cut a simple mount

Cut moulding

Cut glass & backing

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

🕖 Duration: 7 Hours (10am – 5pm)
📍 High Wycombe

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As a beginner to framing you will learn the materials and tools to make good basic frames for your photos and other artworks.

During the day you will be taken through the complete process of designing, planning and making a frame for one of your pictures. You will amaze yourself with the professional quality and creative style you can achieve starting from scratch.

Through clear explanation, demonstration and your hands-on practice, you will learn about:

✓ Everything you need to get started making frames!
✓ Identifying the key elements of a framed picture.
✓ How to cut a 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.

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.

High Wycombe:

Courses are run with a maximum of 10 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 High Wycombe venue 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!


What do I need to bring?

Please be aware our High Wycombe venue 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

  • 1 x photo or picture no larger than an A4 sheet of paper to frame.

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.


High Wycombe Venue

Course FAQ

Can I bring my own picture to be framed?


• Yes, we encourage you to bring 1 photo or picture no larger than an A4 sheet of paper to frame. If you need help printing a picture please email us a week before and we can print an A4 picture for you. 1 x A4 size (297x210mm) - £5.00 inc vat per photo

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

Bringing an unsuitable print
• 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 Basics of Framing 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 outside the workshop.

How long is the course?

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

Can I use the shop?

Unfortunately the shop is closed on the weekends. However, If you purchase tools or materials in advance we can keep these aside for you to collect on the day of the course.

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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