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Picture Framing course - The Basics of Framing

All About Framing - Learn to Frame
Course summary
Leisure / Fun Classes
7 hours
159 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Leisure / Fun Classes
Course Dates
High Wycombe
159 GBP

High Wycombe
159 GBP

High Wycombe
159 GBP

High Wycombe
159 GBP

Course description

About the course

As a beginner to framing you will learn the materials and tools to make good basic frames for your photos and other artworks.

What will the course cover?

During the day you will be taken through the complete process of designing, planning and making a frame for one of your pictures. You will amaze yourself with the professional quality and creative style you can achieve starting from scratch.

Through clear explanation, demonstration and your hands-on practice, you will learn about:

  • Everything you need to get started making frames!
  • Identifying the key elements of a framed picture.
  • How to cut a mount using specialised tools, for the mounting of a picture.
  • Basic methods for attaching a picture to the mount.
  • Cutting picture mouldings and joining them to create a frame for the mounted picture.
  • Cutting the glass and backboard to fit the frame.
  • Assembling the framed picture, including sealing the picture back and adding a hanging cord.

Suitability - Who should attend?

What previous experience should I have?

The workshop is aimed at complete framing beginners as well as those who may have framed a little of their work before. There is no need for any experience of using hand tools, although any experience you do have will be a bonus!

In particular, the course is aimed at people who;

  • Have limited or no previous experience of working with hand tools.
  • Have some experience of mounting and framing pictures, but no experience of using the specialised tools available to framers.
  • Want to receive support in honing current skills.
  • Want to use graphic art as part of home improvement or refurbishment.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Online access to course manual for life
  • A completed framed picture for you to take home.

Course delivery details

How our Courses are run:

Courses are run with a maximum of 10 students. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm, there will be a 30 minute lunch break and a few short refreshment breaks.

This course is hosted by UK school of framing alumni at our professional workshop in High Wycombe, sadly this is a little bit out of town so we advise bringing a packed lunch or you may miss out on the great opportunity to get to know your fellow students over lunch!

Equipment for the day is provided, well maintained and shared amongst the students, you are encouraged to support and share any tips they have with each other.

Our courses are intended to be enjoyable, educational and collaborative learning experiences, there’s no stress from tests or assessments at the end of the day, we hope you leave with the satisfaction of building and learning something new.


What do I need to Bring with me?

The venue is located outside of the town centre and access to food vendors is limited. To keep the course running on time for all students, we request that students bring a packed lunch with them.

1 x photo or picture no larger than an A4 sheet of paper to frame.

Suitable clothing for a workshop environment:

  • No open toe shoes or sandals
  • No long floaty sleeves or garments which could get caught on things
  • Do not wear anything of value as we are working with glues and paints etc.
  • Do wear comfortable footwear as we are standing for most of the day.

Continuing Studies

Following on from this course we offer 7 next level courses to help you to build up your framing repertoire:

  • Mount Cutting Workshop - A key course to complete after the Basics of Framing
  • 3D Framing
  • Conservation Framing
  • Fabric Framing
  • Stretching and Framing Canvas-Based Artwork
  • Sport Shirt and Clothing Framing
  • Adding Decorative Finishes to Frames

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All About Framing - Learn to Frame

For fun or profit learning to frame can be a really rewarding skill. After years struggling to find a suitable course in his quest to become a framer the founder, Duncan McDonald, built a package of courses. The UK School...

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All About Framing - Learn to Frame

Unit 2, Crusader Industrial Estate, Stirling Road, Off Halifax Road, Cressex Business Park
HP12 3ST High Wycombe Buckinghamshire

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 12 reviews.

Rachael B.
Just completed the basics of framing course & mount cutting workshop at All About Framing in High Wycombe and had a fantastic time! The tutor was very knowledgable and friendly and all the materials & tools were provided on the day. It was a perfect course for me as I am looking to frame my own paintings and by the end of this course I knew how ...
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Josh O.
Excellent DIY framing classes with all the materials/equipment and very knowledgeable instructors. A really enjoyable day and you walk away with your own framed piece
Alan M.
I recently attended a Picture Framing course in High Wycombe with All About Framing. Really interesting and very rewarding. Learnt a lot of new skills and met some really nice people. The training was good and demonstrated in a relaxed easy manner, the instructor Linette, very knowledgable and patient with us all - it can be a little technical a...
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