Picture Framing Tuition UK

Advanced Frame Design

1 Day
0 lessons
0 quizzes
19 students

Great frame design is overlooked by many framers, yet it is one of the best ways to stand out from your competitors, improve sales & make your picture framing more profitable. Let us show you how.

One to one picture framing tuition £400 (one to two courses can be arranged).

Framing courses based at our premises include framing materials, Fine Art Trade Guild ‘Guild Certified Framer’ Study Guide, Certificate of Attendance, tea, coffee & cold drinks, fresh pastries & cakes & a selection of fresh fruit.


A mixture of theory & practical, with the opportunity to develop frame design skills, sales techniques & hands on framing abilities.

  • The value of great frame design.
  • Guidelines for great frame design & what dictates them.
  • Design order & exceptions to it.
  • Mount selection guidelines:
    • Colours.
    • Textures.
    • Proportions.
    • Dimensions.
    • Numbers.
    • Conservation.
  • Mount embellishment & upselling:
    • Multiple mounts.
    • V-grooves.
    • Shadow mounts.
    • Open V-grooves.
    • Painted bevels.
    • Key lines.
    • Thicker boards.
    • Deep bevels.
    • Ruled lines.
    • Mountboard premiums.
  • Frame Selection guidelines:
    • Colours.
    • Textures.
    • Proportions.
    • Style.
    • Depth.
    • Stacking mouldings.
    • Float frames.
  • Fillets, slips & spacers.
  • Differing design requirements for:
    • Art on paper.
    • Textile art.
    • Art on canvas.
    • 3-D objects.
  • The importance of samples (includes making sample chevrons to take back to your workshop).
  • Sales desk techniques.
  • Pricing for outstanding frame design.


  • Intermediate (experience of basic mount cutting & frame construction)
  • Advanced (competent in all areas of standard frame construction)

Target audiences

  • Those who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of picture frame design. This course is essential for anyone who wants run a successful bespoke framing business.