Syllabus for the Introduction to Picture Framing Course

Introduction including intro to the aims of the Fine Art Trade Guild.and its involvement

Health and safety, tour of facilities, outline of equipment

 Mitre cutting, foot operated mitre guillotine, joining moulding, underpinning and glue

 Bevel Window mount, Fletcher and Keencut, setting and calibration – blade depth, mount cutter guide, top and bottom stops

 Cutting the first mount

 Mounting the artwork, conservation techniques taught as standard

 Glass cutting and cleaning

 Panel cutters

 Cutting backboard, materials and their uses, spacers

 Final assembly of Frame package, sealing back with taped edges

 Final finish, quality control

 Basic business, marketing, insurance and customer service.

 Pricing, computerised or manual, work sheets

 Question time