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Picture Framing - Stretching and Framing Canvas Based Artwork

The UK School of Framing - Part of DIY Framing Ltd
Course summary
7 hours
Full time
High Wycombe

Course description

We will look at the equipment, resources and skills included in making stretcher frames, stretching and attaching the canvas art (or fabric) and finishing ready for hanging. This includes putting a frame around a stretched piece.

All students will complete two pieces of work - one will be a 'gallery wrap' stretched canvas, no frame and is for direct hanging. The second will be a framed stretched piece.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Experience is not required as all skills learnt are specific to this style of framing.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of Attendance

Training Course Content

Through clear explanation, demonstration and your own "hands on" practice, you will:

  • Cut and join mitred lengths of moulding to create both stretchers and frames
  • Plan, mark up and create a box / tray frame and attach a stretched piece into it
  • Prepare frames for hanging


We provide all tools, materials, tea, coffee and a full training manual.

Continuing Studies

We offer 5 other courses to help you to build up your framing repertoire:

  • Adding Decorative Finishes to Frames

  • 3D Framing

  • Conservation Framing

  • Fabric Framing

  • Sport Shirt and Clothing Framing

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The UK School of Framing - Part of DIY Framing Ltd

The UK School of Framing - Part of DIY Framing Ltd

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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