Frame it Yourself (six-session workshop)

Getting ready to show? Prepping for an exhibition? Redecorating your house? If you want to learn how to present your artworks using high quality materials and methods, then this workshop is for you! This general picture framing workshop will give you the opportunity to learn and participate in the framing design, measurement, mounting, matting, glazing (glass cutting), and assembly of your own works of art for a coffee shop. In addition, you will be exposed to archival framing methods, sources of materials, and specialty framing. Instructor Rob Stauffer will provide you with his informative resource guide for your class and future framing projects.

All basic framing materials will be supplied in your studio fee, but please bring two pieces of artwork (up to 20 x 24 inches) ready to be framed to the first session.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • How to design picture framing to harmonize with your artwork

  • How to choose the right materials to frame your artwork

  • How to measure, mount and mat your artwork

  • How to cut and join frames for your artwork

  • Complete one or more quality picture framing jobs suitable for you to exhibit

  • How to make stretcher bars and properly stretch a canvas