DIYframing Courses

Stretching And Framing Canvas Based Artwork18/Mar/2020


This is a practical one day course all about supporting, attaching and presenting pieces of artwork (including tapestry) and photography that have been produced on unstretched canvas.  We  look at the equipment, resources and skills involved in making stretcher frames, stretching and attaching the canvas art (or fabric) and finishing ready for hanging.  This includes putting a frame around a stretched piece. It forms part of our “professional / specialist level” range of courses.

It is essential that you have had some experience of using, at least, the basic tools associated with making your own frames.  Therefore it is expected that you will have attended one of our Basics of Framing Courses (or similar).  These assumptions are reflected in the range of terms and references used by the trainers in their instructions. 

 IMPORTANT Please print & read the guidance notes on the link a few weeks ahead of training days - they will help you to prepare artwork suited to the projects: Planning Guidance

The day's workshop will suit those who want to try bespoke framing projects and may well be required to stretch and frame pieces of art on canvas / tapestries of any proportions. It will be most valuable to those specialising in a particular form of artwork involving canvas or fabric based art: oil and acrylic painting; photos printed on canvas; tapestry workers; interior designers.

During this module, you will learn about:

  • Planning projects from the artwork
  • Cutting techniques
  • How to join mitred lengths of moulding to create both stretchers and frames
  • Specialised equipment used in stretching and attaching canvas / fabric around a stretcher frame
  • The sequence of steps used in stretching canvas art
  • How to plan, mark up and create a box / tray frame and attach a stretched piece into it
  • Specialist accessories used in attaching stretched canvases into conventional frames
  • Principles for finishing and hanging canvases.
  • Ideas for providing sight edges around the image if no frame is to be attached.

You should manage to complete two pieces of work – one will be a simple "gallery wrap" for direct hanging, the second will be a framed, stretched piece of artwork.

If you need to have canvases printed, take a look at out Photo / Canvas Transfer Service.

For more information and course detials, click: STRETCHING & FRAMING CANVAS BASED ARTWORK


Course Summary

Skill level: Development, Professional / Home Business
Venue: High Wycombe
Tutor: Sue Harper GCF
Date: 18/Mar/2020
Places available: 9
Cost (per person): £162.50 plus VAT

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