Hobby Workshops - Dates and Fees

All classes are limited in size and subject to minimum enrollment. Workshops are held in our store in Edmonton, AB Canada. To register, or for more dates, please contact us.

If you are from out of town and will need accommodation when taking any of our hobby courses, here are some hotelsthat are near The Frame Tutor.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Payment by cheque, visa or mastercard is accepted. Payment is due at the time of registration and class fees are non-refundable.


Hobby Workshops Dates and Fees

Hobby Framing

2 Saturdays

New classes are pending.
Please contact us for dates and times.

$175.00 + GST (Canadian Funds)

plus

CDN$25.00 + GST material & manual fee

Includes

  • One Year FT Club Membership

To register, or for more dates, please contact us.

The FT Club

Graduates of our full framing courses are eligible for membership in the FT Club. Membership benefits include discounts on framing materials and services to make it easy and convenient for you to frame your own pictures. Only Frame Tutor School graduates are eligible for membership.


 

Special Workshops

If you have completed our Hobby Framing Course, these workshops may be of interest.

Space is limited so if you are interested please contact us for more information or to reserve your spot.
The Refresher

Have you been accumulating art, memories and treasures in need of framing, but your skills are feeling rusty?

Refresh your skills in a single day workshop. Included will be a reminder of how to measure, cut single and double mats, V-grooves, and offset corners, as well as packaging your picture.

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$75.00 plus GST

  • Materials $25.00 plus GST
Beginner Mat Carving

Try your hand at mat carving. Set yourself apart from other framers bylearning a new skill that is a work of art.

In an era of technology and computer mat cutters, people will be reminded how special andone-of-a-kind a truly hand crafted piece is. The value added of learning these skills is the ability to create something completely original for your customer.

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$175 plus GST

  • Materials $40 plus GST
    • includes knife,matboard, practice materials etc.
Carving Retreat!

Bring your project or come for play! Mat Carving instructor, Marlise will be on hand to give advice if you need it.

Great way to brainstorm, share tips and ideas, learn from others while having fun!

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$150.00 + GST

  • Materials available for purchase or bring your own.
"Carve" out the whole weekend for yourself!

Combine the Beginner Mat Carving Class and Carving Retreat for only
$225.00 + $40.00 materials.
(plus GST)

Please contact us to register.

Shadowboxing

So many memories are lost in our drawers instead of displayed in our homes.

Learn the basics of object framing in a way that will protect important pieces while displaying them attractively.

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$200.00.00 + GST

  • $25 + GST for materials
Embellishing Mats

In this full day workshop you will learn how to create ink lines, Band-Aid mats, stenciling, stamping & more! All these techniques are low cost and a great way to use leftover pieces from other projects. Your customers will appreciate your ability to create truly custom framing and your business will benefit from it. Get ready to show off your creative toolbox just in time for the holiday season!

Instructor: Karla Elder, CPF, GCF adv.

Learn how to create this mat with leftover matboards and fallouts. It will complement a wide range of styles from subtle to dramatic and your customers won’t be able to find it at a big box store.

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$150.00 + GST

  • Materials provided
Advanced Drymounting

Does your drymount press sit waiting for the next poster to come into your shop? If so, join us for a full day of getting creative with your press.

We will first discuss using the proper materials and maintaining your press. Then the fun begins!

We will experiment with techniques and materials to create new mats that will excite your customers and generate revenue for your business. You will learn: Leather-Look Mats, Fabric Covered Mats, Pinstripe Mats, Faux Glass Etching, Wrinkled Paper Mats, Open V-Grooves using Tiered Mats, and Embossed Mats. This class will be fun and hands on!

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$150.00 + GST

  • Materials provided
How to Frame a Canvas

Whether you are an artist or have been traveling and collecting paintings, this workshop will be incredibly valuable to you.

Learn how to stretch your own canvas on stretcher bars as well as alternative methods for displaying your paintings. Save money by stretching yourself!

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$60.00 plus GST

  • Materials provided
Stretching Needlework

The hours invested in your needlework masterpieces deserve special care and attention. Your pieces should become family heirlooms! This requires knowing the correct materials and stretching techniques for preservation.

Ensure the proper care is taken by stretching your needlework yourself. You will learn how to stretch using the lacing technique.

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$50.00 + GST

  • Materials provided
Cutting a Multi-Opening Mat

Expand your talents to the next step by designing multi-opening mats.

By grouping things like hockey cards, family portraits or vacation photos together, your pieces will be organized in an interesting theme. Every piece will be custom to your family or favourite players. The possibilities are endless!

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$45.00 plus GST

  • Materials provided
Jersey Workshop

This course is designed for sports enthusiasts or anyone who would like to give the perfect gift to their favourite sports fan.
This skill is profitable for any framing business.

We will teach you how to mount a jersey and frame it. Learn the techniques to display your pride, while protecting it from the cheering of other avid sports fans. Every man cave needs one!

This class has finished.

Please contact us for future dates and times.

$400.00 plus GST

  • Materials provided

Following all workshops there will be time to design and place orders for your own pieces. Included in your first workshop is:

  • a one-year membership to the Frame Tutor, a value of $25.00, and
  • an additional 10% off your first order.