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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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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.

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Canvas Stretching & Framing course – High Wycombe

£250.00 inc. VAT

Advanced course

Materials, tools & beverages provided

Learn how to:

Fit canvas in a float frame

Fit canvas in a traditional frame

Master the art of creating your own beautifully framed canvases!
Unlock the secrets of canvas stretching and framing in just one day with our all-inclusive training course

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

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Course details

This workshop is ideal for individuals interested in exploring the stretching and framing of canvas based artwork. It offers valuable insights into the terminology, styles, and key aspects of this area of framing whether you are an artist, framer or simply interested in craftsmanship.

Through a combination of clear explanations, demonstrations, and hands-on practice, you will gain training in the following areas:

  1. Artwork project planning, taking into account the artwork’s characteristics.
  2. Familiarity with terminology related to various canvas stretching styles.
  3. Techniques for joining pre-mitred lengths of moulding to create stretcher bars and frames.
  4. The use of specialised equipment for stretching canvases and attaching them to stretcher frames.
  5. A step-by-step approach to stretching canvas art.
  6. Planning, marking and attaching stretched canvases into tray frames.
  7. Utilisation of specialised accessories for attaching stretched canvases into both float/tray frames and traditional frames.
  8. Principles for the final finishing and hanging of canvas artworks.

What previous experience should I have?

This workshop is designed to cater to individuals who are brand new to framing, as well as those who may have dabbled in framing their work to some extent. While having prior experience with hand tools is not a requirement, if you do have such experience, it can certainly be helpful!

The primary focus of this course is to explore various stretching and framing techniques for canvases. To streamline this aspect, all stretcher bars and frames will come pre-cut from our manufacturing team, allowing you to join and assemble them yourself during the workshop.

If you believe you would benefit from learning how to cut moulding for frames, we recommend considering our Basics of Framing course. It serves as an excellent introductory course to teach you the process and proper techniques for frame cutting.”

How our courses are run

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.

Our courses are typically hosted outside of town centres,  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!

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.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a packed lunch

The venue is located outside of the town centre and access to food vendors is limited. To keep the course running on time for all students, we request that students bring a packed lunch with them. We will provide all teas & coffees.

Email in advance 3 pictures for printing on canvas (It's FREE!):

As the frames and stretcher bars will be cut to size, we ask that you email us your pictures so that we can ensure they are printed to the correct size. We require:

  •  3 pictures at 400 x 300mm - However, don’t worry if you if they’re not exact as our printing team will be able to crop it to the correct size

The printing of these canvases is included in the price of the course.

If you do not have any pictures you would like printing we can either supply you with one or you can stretch the canvas blank and take it home to paint it after 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.

We provide all tools & materials for framing on the day.

Venue

High Wycombe Venue

Course FAQ

Can I bring my own canvas to stretch?

Unfortunately, not. We pre-cut all materials to the correct size in advance, including the canvases. This allows us to focus on the canvas stretching techniques on the day of the course.

Can you print my artwork to the correct size for the course?

Yes, for all students on the course we offer a free canvas printing service to ensure that your artwork is printed to the correct size and will be ready to stretch on the day. To take advantage of this service, please email us your artwork no later than 1 week before the course.

We can print:

  • 3 pictures at 400 x 300mm - However, don’t worry if you if they’re not exact as our printing team will be able to crop it to the correct size

The printing of these canvases is free for enrolled students on the course.

If you do not have any pictures you would like printing we can either supply you with one or you can stretch the canvas blank and take it home to paint it after the course.

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.

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.

What if I need to cancel?

We understand that things change and you may not be available for a course. Please let us know as soon as possible to discuss options. You can email [email protected], call us on (01494) 459545 or visit us at All About Framing, High Wycombe.

If you let us know less than 2 weeks before we unfortunately can’t offer a refund but you can select an alternative date for the same course or store credit.

If we receive at least 2 weeks’ notice that you won’t be at the course we can issue a full refund, store credit or alternative date for the same course. Please allow up to 5 working days for processing a refund and additional time depending on your bank’s processing times.

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