Learn basic skills to mount and frame works of art to a high
standard. Using quality materials and minimum equipment at each
stage, you will frame two to three pictures and leave with the
knowledge to continue at home.
Basic techniques needed for picture framing can soon be perfected with patience and practice. You will learn how to frame pictures using the minimum of equipment, which should be possible to achieve at home. It should be possible to frame two/three pictures during the course.
The course covers: planning and measuring, cutting single and double mounts, choosing colour, determining size/proportions, glass cutting, suitable ways of attaching artwork, cutting and joining mouldings, equipment information, suppliers information; routine conservation and preservation, assembly and finish. Demonstrations are given where appropriate alongside one-to-one advice and assistance from the tutor.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)