Developing Your Framing Skills

In the same way that we have improved our presentation of the moulding section of our site, we are currently reviewing how we show the full training programme to our members and customers.  One area we know has been confusing is access to the next layer of courses  that follow our "entry level" workshops (Basics of Framing and Mount Cutting & Decoration).  Because we run the "development level" courses as part of the Business Week, it has made it difficult for people to find out a bit more about individual sessions and what sort of people will benefit from them.  In fact each course, not only teaches skills applicable to specific areas of art, they also greatly increase your repertoire of skills, so that finding ways to deal with other bespoke work is much simpler.

3D Framing - is ideal for those of you interested in finding ways of framing memorabilia and items that need depth behind the frame. Whilst we specifically look at how to build a box that the item is mounted and presented in, we also deal with essential skills, such as how to support and sew items onto a presentation board and how to create box style mounts.  At the end of the training people leave with their large 3D Frame and knowledge of how to frame such diverse things as: sports jerseys; mugs; combination of golfing memorabilia; cricket bats; books and so forth.  Click 3D FRAMING for more detail.

Next course: July 10th, Beaconsfield

Conservation Framing - this works for anybody doing bespoke work either for themselves or others.  It is important to recognise that this type of work is not restoration work and can be undertaken by anybody working carefully, employing the correct knowledge base.  The training is based totally on the Fine Arts Trade Guild standards for Conservation Work.  It means that you will learn about procedures and materials required to preserve the condition of any special work.  This does not mean purely expensive pieces: it can also include items such as a wedding photo of grandparents that cannot be reprinted or a friend's signed painting (could be the start of an amazing career).  Apart from the obvious things it teaches, the day also gives an overview of other methods of attaching artwork onto board and best quality work methods elements, any of which you might use with any bespoke framing project.  Apart from anything else, you really do discover a deeper insight into the range of creative and practical skills used by framers working at a top, professional level. Click CONSERVATION FRAMING for more detail.

Next course: July 11th, Beaconsfield

Framing Fabric - this will clearly appeal to those of you working with your own fabric based artwork whether sewn, painted or using ethnic styles of working (Batik etc).  Its central feature is how to prepare work for mounting and framing.  The main input is to demonstrate a number of methods of securing work onto a firm panel, using methods (lacing, pinning), which suit the style of artwork and which leave your work undamaged.  It then means that we can let the creative juices flow to generate a whole range of methods of presenting the artwork.  If you want to have a truly creative day, then this will suit, because you really get the chance to develop a project how you want, using the trainer's expertise for guidance.  In its simplest form, you could bring a simple printed fabric and leave with a beautiful piece of artwork that will have interior designers beating a path to your door. Click FRAMING FABRIC for more detail.

Next course: July 12th, Beaconsfield

Posted on: 21 May 2007@08:02:41, updated on: 21 May 2007@08:02:41.