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.
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 are 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)
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 aluminum mouldings
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
Six months FREE advice and support on any framing aspect by phone or email