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Hobby Workshops

We offer the following hobby workshops on picture framing and on stretching and framing needle art.

Hobby Picture Framing

Needle art Framing

Specialty Workshops

To register please contact us. You will find scheduled workshop dates and fees on the Hobby Dates and Fees page.

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

Hobby Picture Framing Workshop

The Hobby Course is designed for participants wishing to use basic framing techniques to frame their own pictures. The course introduces the role of colour in mat selection, provides the first steps to mat cutting and design, walks through picture frame assembly, (you do not cut your own frames in this course), and explains the proper materials and techniques used. The course will introduce the basic components of shadow boxes and a dry mounting and laminate.

For dates and fees, please check the Hobby Dates and Fees page.

Hobby Framing - Day 1

Morning - 3 hours
  • Introduction to shop equipment
  • Use of mats
  • Mat and moulding selection for a 8 x 10 frame
  • Cutting the single mat
Afternoon - 3 hours
  • Materials and techniques for proper framing of a print
  • Cutting a double mat

Hobby Framing - Day 2

Morning - 3 hours
  • Assembly of a frame and fitting of a picture
  • Cutting the V Groove mat

There will be time to practice and frame your own pictures.

Afternoon - 3 hours
  • Demonstration of basic shadow boxes
  • Cutting offset corners on mats

Students may spend time finishing projects started on course.

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The FT Club

Graduates of our 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. For more details, please contact us.

Needle art Framing Workshop

We offer a workshop on how to stretch and frame needle art. This is a 2 part course teaching the proper materials and methods used in framing needle art.

For dates and fees, please check the Hobby Dates and Fees page.

Part 1:
Part 2:

Packaging using the correct methods and materials.

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Specialty Workshops

Upon request, specialty or custom workshops are available to students who have completed the Hobby Course. These workshops are tailored to the needs of the participants. In the past, we have offered workshops on:

We will schedule these classes to meet your requirements. Minimum enrollment may apply.

Current Special Workshop offerings are detailed on the Hobby Dates and Fees page.

Please contact us for more information or to schedule a workshop.