Professional Picture Framing Workshop

Picture Framing is the art of presentation, which includes the care, conservation and enhancement of the art work. Within these guidelines our professional workshops will give the student the key to the information and skills to become a successful picture framer.

This daytime program consists of three 1 week workshops, each 35 hours long. The workshops work best if taken consecutively but can also be taken individually as long as they are taken in sequence. Course hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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To register please contact us. You will find scheduled workshop dates and fees on the Professional Dates and Fees page. If you are from out of town and will need accommodation, here are some hotels that are near The Frame Tutor.

Professional Workshop Content

During the three week workshop, students will complete up to 12 framed pictures** using techniques taught in the course.

Week 1:

Basic picture framing equipment and its care; safety in the shop; straight mat cutting; color and design of frames and mats; mounting procedures, including dry mounting and laminating; conservation methods and material; cutting and assembly of frames

Four framed pictures** are completed in Week 1.

Week 2:

More on preservation of artwork on paper and canvas; blocking, stretching and framing of needle art; multi-sided frames; mat cutting oval, round, and combination straight and oval; the conservator's role; introduction to pricing and ordering.

Five framed pictures** are completed in Week 2.

Week 3:

Day 1 will be devoted to understanding pricing and some shop practices specific to a frame shop. Days 2 - 5 will cover more on design and creative framing; decorative mats and frames; use of fillets; specialties in dry mounting and laminating; canvas transferring; framing of photos and black and white prints; customer service and more on shop practices.

Up to four framed pictures** are completed in Week 3.

**All framing materials and pictures (sorry, no exceptions) will be supplied by the Frame Tutor. Standardization ensures that the student graduates with a completed portfolio that effectively illustrates a variety of framing techniques.

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

If you are from out of town and will need accommodation, here are some hotels that are near The Frame Tutor.

To register, please contact us.