Picture Framing And Mount Cutting

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 201 Conc £79 Full £378 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 16/09/2019 02/12/2019 CF1010
Monday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 06/01/2020 23/03/2020 CF2010
Monday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 20/04/2020 06/07/2020 CF3010

What will the course cover?

The course covers the skills/techniques and materials used in picture framing, including the cutting of mouldings, card mounts, studies of colouring and decorative finishes. You will also get a grounding in the different ways of displaying and care of art works

Who is the course for?

Students who wish to learn picture frame making and gilding together with all the allied processes and who are seeking an introduction to the presentation and care of works of art.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous experience required.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Demonstrate the ability to apply Health and Safety procedures in a workshop. Seal the glass and backing on a frame.

How is the course organised?

Practical workshop sessions and demonstrations, backed by talks/lectures. One to one discussions with the tutor.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Students are expected to support their studies with visitsd to museums, art galleries, exhibitions etc. Reading books,catalogues and magazines etc.

How will my progress be assessed?

Progress is assessed through discussing the work individually and in groups and also recorded on your Individual Learning Plans and Learning Journals.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Higher level courses with other providers. If your work is of a good standard you may obtain work within the trade.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

You will need to purchase your own glass, mouldings, mount card, masking tape and a 1/2" flat brush for your projects -your tutor will advise you on the first session. Your tutor will advise. We have tools and equipment and some sample materials available for use. Open footwear (e.g. sandles) should not be worn during sessions. Please note: Any items brought onto the premises and/or worked on in class are done so at the owners’ own risk.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.