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MON - THURS 8.30 - 5.30
FRIDAY 8.30 - 5.00
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ADVANCED PLUS

ADVANCED PLUS BUSINESS

ADVANCE FRAMING AND GUIDANCE IN SETTING UP YOUR OWN PICTURE FRAMING BUSINESS

The morning session of this course will be dedicated to practical picture framing skills where you will choose 4 specific subjects to cover. The afternoon session will be centred around business skills allowing you to look at setting up your own picture framing business. Topics such as equipment, planning your workshop, sales, pricing, suppliers, administration and insurance will be covered ….plus, of course, a few trade secrets!

There will be a maximum of 4 students per instructor.

NB: it is strongly recommended that you complete Module 2 Advanced Picture Framing before attending this course.

TOPICS AVAILABLE:

Health and safety in the workshop is compulsory and therefore not an optional choice.

  • 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
  • Commercial conservation framing of garments such as sports shirts, wedding dresses
  • Introduction into gold/silver leafing
  • Framing large 3D items such as musical instruments, sports memorabilia
  • Various types of sub frame extenders and uses
  • Commercial canvas / 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)
  • Making 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
  • Industry information and listings of main and sub suppliers
  • Realistic and honest business advice from commercial framers with over 25 years experience
  • Gift pack
  • Q&S session
  • Certificate of completion
  • Twelve months free Advice and support on any framing aspect by phone or email

Days course £350.00 inclusive of vat

Deposit required when booking £175.00 inc vat.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Call our team for information on Gift Vouchers.

TIMES

9.00 – 12.30
30 minutes Lunch
1.00 - 4.30pm

DATES AVAILABLE

All Dates below are Saturdays only

  • JUNE 17TH
  • JULY 1ST , 8TH , 29TH
  • AUGUST 12TH , 26TH
  • SEPTEMBER 9TH

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