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. 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.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

What you will learn:

  • 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

Required Supplies:

  • Please bring two pieces of artwork (up to 20 x 24 inches), ready to be framed in this workshop to the first class.

  • All basic framing materials will be supplied in your lab.