Art and Photography framing course York

Art and Photography framing course York

Art and Photography framing course teaching you on day 1 the Basics of Framing and on day 2 mount cutting and decoration techniques. A fully comprehensive how to course. Available at this location and many others throughout the UK Cost for the weekend is £291.12 and includes all the materials

Day 1 Basics of Framing What will the course cover? During the day you will be taken through the whole process of designing, planning and making a frame for one of your own pictures. Although this is DIY framing, it is certainly not a "bodged" solution and you will amaze yourself at the quality and dynamic, creative style you can achieve starting from scratch. Through clear explanation, demonstration and your own "hands on" practice, you will learn about: identifying the key elements of a framed picture; how to cut a mount, using specialised tools, for the mounting of a picture; some basic ways of attaching a picture to the mount; cutting moulding and joining sections to create a frame for the mounted picture; finding out about simple options for adding a finish to the frame; cutting glass and backing board to fit the frame then assembling the framed picture, including sealing the picture back and adding a hanging cord. You also find out about (and use) the specialist tools of the trade. This means that, if you decide to purchase some "kit", you will do so knowing that it won't stay in the box, unused for long! What do I need to bring with me? You are asked to bring along a picture / artwork (no larger than A4 paper size) so that you will produce your own, professionally finished, framed picture. Day 2 Mount cutting and Decoration What will the course cover? The place where framing can achieve most impact, and increase the perceived value of any art form, is through mount design and decoration. Whether producing framed work for hanging at home or for sale, you will be amazed at the effects achieved using a few simple skills and products. In short, this day will provide the perfect launch pad for an exciting, more dramatic way of presenting your images. The day is both for complete beginners and for those who need hands-on experience to help them create a dramatic, unique look for their artwork/photography. The day covers a range of practical skills and the understanding of products used in mount cutting & decoration. During the training, you will produce a portfolio of mounted artwork. The main areas covered are ~a range of cutting techniques using a mount cutting system ~experimenting with double mount, offset corner and combination mounts; ~marking out and cutting a mount with multiple openings for groups of photos ~deep bevel mounts; ~spaced mounts What do I need to bring with me? To complete your portfolio you should bring: For the double mount an A4 (297x210mm) size picture or photo – you can bring a selection to take advantage of the mount board colour choices; For the smaller pieces (Deep Bevel, Spaced Mounts, Offset Corner) worked on as demonstration workshop pieces, you may wish to attach images: you can bring (3) 100 mm x 160 mm (7” x 4”) images; For the multiple mount opening you need three, appropriate pieces of artwork/photos with a common theme {one piece PORTRAIT, approximately A4 size (297mm X 210mm) one piece LANDSCAPE, approximately A5(148mm x 210mm)and one piece LANDSCAPE, approximately A6(148mm x 105mm)size}. Lunch- There will be a break to allow students and tutor to have some lunch. Food is not provided and we would suggest you bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided during the day. Cost for the weekend is £291.12


14 Dec 2013 - 15 Dec 2013

All day

Judy Robertson

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