Mount Cutting - An Introduction

Duration: One day (10.00 to 4.30)

Price: £70

Run by: Lynne Friel
at Lynne Friel

01252 745444

Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square

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About the Course

This one day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those wanting to refresh their mount cutting skills. Cutting your own mounts allows you to use standard size frames and recycle existing ones, so you will save a small fortune on framing costs. Perfect for painters, crafters, photographers, calligraphers, textile artists, in fact anyone wanting to make their pictures/textiles look their best. Excellent presentation makes a huge difference and if you sell your work, professional presentation is essential.

* Learn to cut accurate, bespoke, single mounts using a handheld mount cutter
* Calculate sizes so you can fit your pictures into standard size or recycled frames
* Experiment with mounts and frames to see how they change your picture
* By lunchtime you will have mounted your first couple of pictures
* Spend the afternoon cutting more mounts for your pictures and practicing your new skills
* Discover what the back of the frame really should look like
* Take home several mounted pictures ready to prop on a shelf or drop in a frame

Straightforward and friendly tuition with plenty of individual attention, maximum of six to a workshop. I will cover using the correct materials, tools and techniques. Lots of tips and shortcuts as well as illustrated handouts.

More specialist workshops are available for those wanting to take their skills further including double mounting, gutter mounts for pastels, cutting mounts for box frames, cutting multi-apertures, displaying textiles and introducing depth and shadow.

Please book directly with Farnham Maltings via the link above but contact me (07908 961 229 ) with any questions about the content. I also run this workshop in Chichester or can bring a workshop/individual tuition to you. Please click through to my Course Provider page above for my website link and contact details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Two sheets of mountboard, use of an individual handheld mount cutter and all the tools and other materials that might be needed. There will homemade cake, you can bring a packed lunch or use the cafe at The Maltings..

All you need to bring are several pictures, and if you have any frames already please bring them too.

Want to review this course?

Lynne's an excellent teacher - we all came away from the day with skills we can use. The venue's great and so was the company of the other students.

- - #13265

A thoroughly informative and enjoyable course (Float Mounting). Lynne is excellent at providing information, discussing course content and interacting with her students and also supporting once they start 'creating'. I can absolutely recommend her courses and feel totally inspired and will no doubt be signing up for another course.

- - #11392

Excellent practical day learning techniques for mounting my photographs and putting it into practice with the support of Lynne and with a small group of other participants. I was very pleased with the four mounted photographs I completed and am well prepared to do more back home. Great day out to learn a useful and creative skill and meet others in a friendly workshop. As an amateur photographer just starting to mount photos for club competitions this session was first class. I travelled 50 miles to the event and it was worth the time. Highly recommended.

- - #6697

I had an inspiring day with Lynne and saw with my own eyes how adding or changing the mount can transform a picture. Mount cutting really is an essential skill for all artists and Lynne is an excellent teacher to learn with. She was well-prepared, always clear in her instructions, paid attention to necessary detail, and was altogether immensely generous with her time and input. And her homemade cake was second to none. Altogether an excellent workshop.

- - #4518

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 14th July 2018

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