Conservation Framing

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Conservation Framing from £170.

Conservation Framing

Giving longevity to precious items or artwork


Framing valuable and vulnerable work requires precision and specific knowledge. You will observe vital protecting principles throughout your project including the use of specialist conservation materials plus new skills to enhance your framing repertoire.   

You might be an artist with specific framing requirements or wanting to offer a comprehensive framing service. The processes involved are to the Fine Art Trade Guild Conservation Level so ideal for anyone wanting to frame professionally – a suitable introduction if you wish to study for the Guild Certified Framer exam.

What Experience Do I Need?

Previous frame making experience is essential.

You will maximise the training potential if you are already familiar with specialist tools used in basic framing, able to cut mitres in mouldings, know how to form and fix a frame and how to plan, mark out and cut mounts. Our Basics of Framing and Mount Cutting and Decoration workshops will bring you up to speed.

Course Contents

This is a one day course from 10am – 5pm.

Class sizes are a maximum of 10 and we will supply each student with tools and materials to work with at their own work station.

Conservation techniques and principles you will learn include: choosing mountboard
and creating a mount package with a hinged window mount, attaching artwork using minimal contact and so the process can be reversed, creating a “sealed environment”, and adding a dustcover and pocket for provenance about artwork.

What Do I Need to Bring?

We provide tea and coffee, a certificate of achievement and a full training manual. You need to choose an image from home for framing and don’t forget a packed lunch!

Your artwork should be A4 or smaller and could be an old photograph, original watercolour or item with sentimental value like a certificate. Any 2D work will do and some people prefer to learn the principles with a simple piece of work and then frame the valued item in the same way, at a later stage.

    Any Questions regarding the course?

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