The workshop is ideal for photographers, artists and art collectors of all experience levels. It is a great way for you to learn how to professionally display your photos or artwork without breaking the bank. After this course you will not have to pay labor costs at a framing shop, plus the included Materials Resource list will show you were to shop for the greatest mounting hardware and accessories bargains.
In this hands-on workshop, students learn how to precisely measure, cut and assemble custom mats for their 2D artwork (paintings, sketches, drawings, blueprints, postcards, collectibles, etc.) and photographs.
They also learn mat cutting terminology, types of mats, types of backing materials, types of glazing and care and maintenance of matted and framed artwork.
It covers single and multi-window mats, single, double and triple matting, museum matting, how to choose mat colors, making re-usable mats for competitions, display / hanging methods and more.
All materials are supplied as part of the workshop, including professional grade mat board, backing board, acid-free hinges, dust cover kraft paper, hanging hardware and more. You will receive materials for a single mat for an 8x10 print in an 11x14 frame. Bring an 8x10 print in for mounting and matting. Tuition includes materials fee of $30 per student.
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