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Course Information

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Mornings - Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm

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Petersfield Framing Studios
Unit 4A
Buriton Business Park
Petersfield, Hants
GU32 3NJ

Course Content and Information

The courses will be structured with demonstrations and a "hands on" approach. The latter part of the course will enable students to specialise and progress with their choice of work.

How will the courses be taught and assessed?

The courses will be taught with demonstrations of various techniques and student practice. There will be the opportunity to complete frames to fit pictures of your own choice. A variety of styles will be demonstrated.

Student Achievement

At the end of the courses all students will know how to cut and decorate overmounts; mitre and assemble moulding to make picture frames and fit together the finished picture ready to hang on the wall.


An example of what can be achieved at the courses 

Follow on courses

Individual tuition for advanced topics are available.

Equipment essential to course:

Framing Tools

Some of the tools needed for successful picture framing

  • A Stanley knife with spare blades. It is recommended that you try to bring a Stanley and not Stanley knives are much stronger.
  • A pencil and a rubber.
  • A steel ruler, preferably in inches but it can be metric (I always prefer to work in imperial measurements). The ruler should be steel if possible because you will need a solid straight edge to cut along.
  • A sheet of mountboard, ideally approx. 30” x 20”. The choice of colour will depend on suitability to your pictures. If in doubt, I recommend cream or ivory.
  • Some blue-tack.
  • The picture or pictures that you want to be over-mounted. One 6" x 4" photograph is a good picture to start with because it is nice and small to begin with to practice cutting mounts to fit. However do bring along other pictures of your own to mount!
  • A board to cut on. This can be a sheet of mount board as well. It could also be a purpose made cutting matt. It should not be a hard board. Preferably something that the blade will sink into when cutting on.
  • A saucer and a piece of sponge.
  • A cotton cloth.

Make sure you bring all these items along for the first lesson.

Items for Sale

I also offer all the tools for sale that are relevant for picture framing. Each of these items include detailed instructions that have been purposely written for each piece of machinery that you buy. That way you are buying something that you will understand hoe to use correctly for you picture framing projects. Please visit our shop page for more details.