art&soul

Picture framingcourse

Learn how to frame in a professional north London workshop

ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING DAYS

Art & Soul's introduction to picture framing is suitable for both complete beginners and those wishing to improve their framing skills. Bring a piece of artwork and by the end of the day you will have framed it to a professional standard.

The workflow is outlined below. Scroll down to see other topics you may like to cover.


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framing course, moulding

CHOOSING THE FRAME

We will discuss the choice frame for different types of artwork. The frame should be aesthetically pleasing, structurally suitable and offer protection.

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Learn mount cutting

MOUNTCUTTING

After taking accurate measurements, you will learn how to cut window-mounts using a Fletcher 4100 mountcutter. There will be plenty of time to practise. All materials included.

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Picture framing Course, London

GLASS-CUTTING

The Fletcher vertical glass/board cutter, is a great piece of space-saving kit in any framing workshop. It is safe and easy to use, and you will be cutting glass in no time.

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Learn Morso Frame cutter

MITRING THE WOOD

Precise 45º angles are the key to professional frames. We will be use a Morsø - the framing industry standard mitre cutter.

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Learn Picture Framing, London

JOINING CORNERS

The Cassesse 486 pnumatic underpinner is powerful machine that clamps the corners of the frame tightly before pinning. We will also discuss use of a vice and nail gun, and a simple, but useful, frame strap.

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framing course london. D-rings

FITTING

Finally, we attach the artwork to the mount and fit into the frame. The back is sealed with paper tape, and suitable hangers fitted. The front of the glass is cleaned and the piece is wrapped in bio-degradable bubble.

FURTHER TOPICS

Before starting the day, we will chat about what you would like to achieve. Below are ideas for other aspects of the picture framing business that you may like to cover.

Learn mount-cutting

SETTING-UP A FRAMING BUSINESS

Picture framing is an enjoyable and satisfying business for the right person. We will look at how to start a framing business, including sourcing materials and equipment and marketing. Your tutor set-up Art & Soul in 1989, and will answer any questions and give guidance.

Learn picture framing London box frame

BOX-FRAMES

Box-frames are an elegant way of framing objects and textured artworks. They can be used for works on paper for a simple floated effect, or on hand-made paper where it is desirable to show the deckle-edge.

Learn picture framing, london

SIMPLE WOOD FINISHES

Plain woods such as ash and oak are popular choices for frame mouldings. We will try out a few simple stains and waxes to colour and enhance the beauty of the wood.

Picture Framing Training Website

WEBSITES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Your tutor makes websites for artists and small businesses. As your website is often the first point of contact with potential customers, it is important to get it right. We will look at ways to get online and managing your web presence.