Framing Course Schedule

Professional Picture Framing Course

5 Days – Monday to Saturday (Daily 08.00am to 17.00pm) Thursday ‘Off’ day.
This course focuses on the correct framing methods and techniques, stressing hands-on, practical training that provides the skills to work with confidence and accuracy, while achieving a superlative standard of craftsmanship that ensures satisfied customers and maximizes profits.

Mountcutter set-up
Machine setup, adjustments and operation.
Squaring arm setup and blade head adjustments.
Blade depth settings and blade life span.
Calibrating and measurement settings.
Slip-mounts and uses.

Mountboard Cutting Principals
Picture measurements and calculating methods using framers worksheets.
Mountboard cutting and gluing thereof.

Conservation Framing Lecture
Archival framing materials and their uses. When and why conservation methods should be used.
The Do’s and Don’ts of conservation Framing.
Incorrect framing methods that affect and speed up the deterioration of artwork.
Application of archival products and conservation framing methods applied to preserve art.
Selling the concept of conservation framing to your customers.

More Mountboard Cutting – Practical
Worksheet information and workshop flow.
Artwork measuring and overlap allowance.
Backing materials and waterproofing methods.
Preparing a small picture for framing.

Glass Cutting
Hand held cutters. Wall mounted cutters. Glass handling and storage.

Pasting of Posters etc.
Different types of glues for various forms of pasting or gluing.
Hand pasting methods and associated problems.
Vacuum press pasting and appropriate preparation methods.

Pricing for Profit Lecture
Costing methods and suggested percentage mark-ups.
Wastage’s of materials and how to maximize material usage.

Frame Cutting – Practical
Mitre guillotine settings and other suggestions.
Cutting synthetic and wooden mouldings.
Trouble shooting and problem solving.

Correct wedge use.
Frame joining and associated problems.
Gluing hassles.

Frame Fitting
Glass and backing board cutting.
Assembly and frame-back closure.
Hanging devices and other hardware.

Workshop Layout
Workbench and machinery layout.
Material storage etc.

Sales Lecture
A few tips on presentation and showroom layouts.

The use of a Reflection-table.
Colour co-ordination.
Selling up methods. (2 hour long lecture)
Practical mountboard and moulding selections for various pictures. A must for any aspiring Picture Framer who wants to be the best and the most professional.

Final Day
Framing of the course certificate using conservation methods and other techniques covered during the week.

Course Dates And Fees

Johannesburg 2021

5-Day hands-on training course, Monday through to Saturday with Thursday off.
(Daily 08.00am to 17.00pm)
Course Fee – R 8 795.00

Course Dates

Monday 25th October 2021 till Friday 29th October 2021 with Thursday 28th October morning class and a visit to framing wholesalers in the afternoon. Minimum to run course – 5 people

A Deposit of R3 795.00 is required to confirm any bookings

Banking Details:
Bank Name: Capitec
Branch No: 47-00-10
Account Name: J G Vermaak
Account Type: Savings
Account No: 153 890 4401
Swift Code: CABLZAJJ

Please E-mail proof of payment


Mount-board Cutting machine

Mount-board Cutting machine

Wall with Moulding Corner Samples for Consulting with your Clients

Wall with Moulding Corner Samples
for Consulting with your Clients