Showroom open
MON - THURS 8.30 - 5.30
FRIDAY 8.30 - 5.00

Tel: 0115 979 4604




The skills you need to frame your own pictures as a hobby or even a paying one!

This one-day course is designed for people who already have a basic knowledge of picture framing, either as keen hobbyists or who are perhaps new to the picture framing business. The course will help you to move forward and expand your knowledge to framing more complex or larger items with confidence.
Our friendly staff will pass on their expert knowledge of picture framing and guide you through each process. This course is limited to 4 students per instructor to ensure personal attention is given.

Topics available:

As advanced picture framing includes such a wide variety of skills, to ensure we are able to meet your requirements for this course, you will need to choose 4 first choice subjects and 4 second choice subjects to cover on the day (see application form).
Health and safety in the workshop is compulsory and therefore not an optional choice.

  • Conservation Framing /materials used/Archival corners/back mounting etc.
  • Introduction to computerised mount cutting
  • Introduction to specialist glass types and acrylics
  • Using a vertical glass cutter
  • Solving moulding cutting and joining issues
  • Working with Polymer mouldings
  • Using a pneumatic under-pinner
  • Conservation framing of garments
  • Introduction into gold/silver leafing
  • Framing large 3D items such as sports memorabilia
  • Various types of sub frame extenders and uses
  • Commercial canvas and fabric stretching
  • Commercial Dry-Mounting (pressure sensitive /heat)
  • Using security fittings
  • Float/tray frames
  • Working in natural wood, staining/waxing finishing
  • Bevel wrapped deep mounts (French bound)
  • Bespoke paper wrapped Mouldings
  • Working with internal frame spacers
  • Cutting and joining aluminium mouldings
  • Maintenance of equipment

What is included on the day:

  • Morning refreshments and buffet lunch
  • Opportunity to see how a professional commercial workshop operates
  • All materials required on the day
  • Impartial advice on where to purchase materials, what suppliers to use and what equipment is best
  • Certificate of completion
  • Gift pack
  • Q & A session
  • Six months FREE advice and support on any framing aspect by phone or email

Days course £250.00 inclusive of vat

Deposit required when booking £125.00 inc vat.

Call our team for information on Gift Vouchers.


9.00 – 12.30
30 minutes Lunch
1.00 - 4.30pm


All Dates below are Saturdays only

  • JUNE 17TH
  • JULY 1ST , 8TH , 29TH
  • AUGUST 12TH , 26TH

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