Entry Level Courses


Basics Of Framing

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Course Overview

This is an introduction to the basic principles of framing.  It can be booked separately or as part of:

It is a one day course running 10am - 5.00 pm.

What previous experience should I have?

The workshop is aimed at complete beginners as well as those who may have tried to frame their own work.  There is no need for any experience of using hand tools, although those that you do have will be a bonus!

In particular, the course is aimed at people who;

It is likely that you will be somebody involved in art, photography, and needlecraft or even interested in setting up a home business, either as a hobby or professionally.  OR

You may wish to present or conserve some images you own, in a more professional / dynamic way.

What will the course cover?

During the day you will be taken through the whole process of designing, planning and making a frame for one of your own pictures. Although this is DIY framing, it is certainly not a "bodged" solution and you will amaze yourself at the quality and dynamic, creative style you can achieve starting from scratch.

Through clear explanation, demonstration and your own "hands on" practice, you will learn about:

You also find out about (and use) the specialist tools of the trade. This means that, if you decide to purchase some "kit", you will do so knowing that it won't stay in the box, unused for long!

What do I need to bring with me?

You are asked to bring along a picture / artwork (no larger than A4 paper size) so that you will produce your own, professionally finished, framed picture.

 



Mount Cutting & Decoration

Details of Mount Cutting Course

Course Overview

This is an introduction to planning and making a range of creative picture mounts.  It can be booked separately or as part of:

It is a one day course running 10am - 5.00 pm.

What previous experience should I have?

It is an advantage to have attended one of the Basics Of Framing courses. The skills learnt there, such as the use of specialist tools and general principles of marking up mounts for cutting, are developed further.  However, complete novices will find that there is enough time to learn about the basic skills of cutting mounts as they work though the training programme.

The course, therefore, is aimed at people who;

It is likely that you will be somebody involved in art, photography, and needlecraft or even interested in setting up a home business, either as a hobby or professionally OR
who may wish to present or conserve some images you own, in a more professional / dynamic way.

What will the course cover?

The place where framing can achieve most impact, and increase the perceived value of any art form, is through mount design and decoration. Whether producing framed work for hanging at home or for sale, you will be amazed at the effects achieved using a few simple skills and products. In short, this day will provide the perfect launch pad for an exciting, more dramatic way of presenting your images.

The day is both for complete beginners and for those who need hands-on experience to help them create a dramatic, unique look for their artwork/photography. The day covers a range of practical skills and the understanding of products used in mount cutting & decoration. During the training, you will produce a portfolio of mounted artwork. The main areas covered are

 

What do I need to bring with me?

To complete your portfolio you should bring:

Lunch- There will be a break to allow students and tutor to have some lunch. Food is not provided and we would suggest you bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided during the day.