As a qualified teacher, I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy picture framing, so adding “picture framing training” to my portfolio seemed to be a natural next step. Over the years, I have taught a variety of subjects to large groups or small, and in many locations around the world, so I was delighted when the opportunity arose to do both, that is to teach picture framing. For details on the private tuition see below.
Private Picture Framing Courses
I run private sessions in my workshop at home. By attending a 1-1 session we can work at your pace and focusing on your interests. The content of the day varies, depending on whether this is a one-off day or if trying to add to your skill set. Either way, you’re welcome to bring a friend. The sessions are either half a day or a full day.
- Morning sessions run from 09:30 – 13:00 for £80, or if you’d like to work with a friend (maximum 2 people) then the cost is £65 each.
- Full day sessions run from 09:30 – 16:30 for £150, or £115 each if you work with someone else, and include a light lunch.
Materials: For basic and introduction courses, the cost of tuition includes all material. For more specialist courses, specialist materials are extra.
Content: All sessions are tailored to suit you and build on previous knowledge and experience. Each session is a combination of theory and practical, and if you’ve never framed before, start with measurements, planning and cutting mounts and progress to cutting glass, wood and joining and assembling frames.
Taking Framing Further: Once you have the basics in place, it’s great to go further and try other mount styles, french matting, box framing and many other techniques, including framing shirts, working with fabrics, or stretching and framing canvases.
One of the aspects of framing that I love, is that we never stop learning. I enjoy spending time with other framers, sharing ideas and equally enjoy helping framers extend their skills.
Booking a Workshop: If you’re interested, get in touch to find out more and arrange a suitable date.
Workshops as Gifts: Workshops make a nice gift. Contact me for gift vouchers if you’re interested.
Teaching for Others…
1. DIY Framing LTD. High Wycombe: In addition to teaching privately in my workshop in Twickenham, I am also one of the trainers for DIY Framing Ltd., based in High Wycombe. I teach their specialist courses, which include the following:
- Framing 3-D objects
- Framing Fabrics
- Conservation Framing
- Stretching and framing canvases
- Shirt Framing
For more information, dates and prices for the courses offered by DIY Framing, please refer to their website, All About Framing.
2. Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC) – Framing Courses
I also teach picture framing at the Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College in Parkshot, Richmond on Monday mornings and afternoons, during term time, and more specialist courses during midterm breaks or the summer holidays. Please book online with the college. Courses are cancelled if there are not sufficient numbers, so it’s best not to leave it to last.