Specialist Courses


Further Cutting Techniques

Mount Decoration Masterclass with David Wilkie GCF

Course Overview

This extends your ability to design and make a more sophisticated 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 and Mount Cutting & Decoration so that you are familiar with the principles of layered work (double mount).  Ideally, you will have already practised your mount cutting skills and be familiar with using a board mounted cutting system such as the Logan Compact Elite or bigger. 

 

The course, therefore, is aimed at people who;

It is likely that you will be somebody involved in:


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, this session will develop a more dynamic range of presentation skills

The day is both for those relatively new to mount cutting and prefer that  hands-on experience to help consolidate new ideas and skills.

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.

 

Projects covered are:

 

Broad themes covered are:

               

What do I need to bring with me?

You do not need to bring any artwork with you.  For these projects to be manageable, all projects are completed to preset board dimensions and cannot be adjusted to accommodate individual pieces of art.  The aim is for you to complete a series of mount cutting examples rather than mount artwork you bring with you. For Information: each of the pieces when complete, will have an aperture measuring 257 mm x 150 mm. 

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.


Adding Bespoke Colour & Decorative Features

Master Class in mount cutting with David Wilkie GCF

Course Overview

This extends your ability to design and make a more sophisticated 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 and Mount Cutting & Decoration so that you are familiar with the principles of layered work (double mount).

The course, therefore, is aimed at people who;

It is likely that you will be somebody involved in:

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, this session will develop a more dynamic range of presentation skills 

The day is both for those relatively new to mount cutting and prefer that hands-on experience to help consolidate new ideas and skills.

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.

 

Projects covered are:

 

Broad themes covered are:

              

What do I need to bring with me?

You do not need to bring any artwork with you.  For these projects to be manageable, all projects are completed to preset board dimensions and cannot be adjusted to accommodate individual pieces of art.  The aim is for you to complete a series of mount cutting examples rather than mount artwork you bring with you. For Information: each of the pieces when complete, will have an aperture measuring 257 mm x 150 mm.

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.



Framing Sports Jerseys

Specialist course: framing sports jerseys 7 clothing.

Course Overview

This is a specialist training day, looking at a specific element of memorabilia framing - Sports Jerseys / Clothing.

Although many aspects of workshop are similar to skills outlined in 3D framing, the day concentrates on particular elements specific to working with framing clothing.

It is run as a one day course, running from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm

What previous experience should I have?

It is essential that students have some picture framing knowledge and have, at least, completed BASICS OF FRAMING and MOUNT CUTTING & DECORATION. People must be confident with making 2D frames with mounts, as this is a packed day and we will be working on a larger scale than usual.

Trainers will assume that you are:

  1. Familiar with specialist tools used in basic framing;
  2. Able to cut mitres in mouldings and know how to form and fix a frame.
  3. Know how to plan, mark out and cut mounts

What will the course cover?

This type of framing allows the framer to indulge their own creativity and cunning as they can produce unique and decoratively displayed exhibits.

The content for this day is similar to the process outlined in 3D Framing however there is no need to build a box frame. Instead we cover some areas specific to framing sports jerseys and clothing. Through clear explanation, demonstration and your own "hands on" practice, you will learn about general principles:

You will also be reminded of a range of framing skills when;

Cost includes all tools and materials supplied.

What do I need to bring with me?

For this special session you should bring along a sports jersey, or similar item of clothing, for framing. You will leave the course with a framed sport's jersey - project value £95 - £110

Special Guidance

Please note that we will be folding between 25% & 40% of the shirt "under" so signatures below that fold point may be lost (height from collar to fold 460 mm).