1-to-1 Mount cutting and effective presentation for painters and photographers



This one-to-one day is perfect for every level, from a complete beginner who has never picked up a mount cutter, to those wanting to polish their mount cutting and presentation skills. We can cover the basic skills of learning to cut accurate, bespoke, single mounts using a handheld mount cutter, or go beyond to look at techniques like cutting double or multi-aperture mounts. In this one-to-one session you decide exactly what you want the focus to be. Recent examples of individual tuition include: - Learning to calculate and cut single mounts for a beginner - Mounting pictures and photos for an exhibition - Cutting gutter mounts for pastels - Getting a mount cutter into action and learning to use it - Flush and float mounting - Box mounting for textiles You can use both a Maped and a Logan handheld mount cutter and see which one suits you best. Cutting your own mounts allows you to use standard size frames and recycle existing ones. There will be an emphasis on using the correct materials and techniques to protect your work and make it look its best. If you have an exhibition coming up I can teach you how to cut mounts and then cut mounts alongside you to speed up the preparation. Please bring several pictures and if you have any frames you want to use or recycle please bring these too. This one-to-one day is perfect for painters, crafters, photographers, calligraphers, textile artists, in fact anyone wanting to make their work more saleable. Mount cutting is an essential skill for those wanting to exhibit or to sell their work. I have a small friendly cat who (sometimes) like to be around people. Please let me know if this is a problem before you book.

What's included in the price?

Four sheets of Conservation mountboard, use of a handheld mount cutter (Maped and Logan) and all the tools and other materials that might be needed. Comprehensive notes to take away including a suppliers list. There will be lots of tea/coffee, homemade cake and a light lunch. I have recently received my Platinum Award and now have over 80 five star reviews.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I started by teaching mount cutting, an essential skill for any artist wanting to sell their own work. I taught this for several years for West Sussex County Council. I really enjoy passing on my skills and I've always loved making 'stuff'. It's great when I can take tools and techniques from one area to another, so my next step was to revive my book making skills using upcycled leather. That quickly led to a series of workshops. During lockdown I became fascinated with unusual book forms - especially folding techniques to make concertina bindings and new stitches for books. There is a danger I might disappear under a sea of paper and card ...

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
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Whyke, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8AY