Picture Framing Tuition UK

Guild Certified Framer Exam Preparation

1 Day
0 lessons
0 quizzes
19 students

Whether you’re preparing to take the GCF exam imminently or you’re working towards it, we’ll assess your current skills & show you exactly what you need to do to be successful.

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.


  • Clarification of Fine Art Trade Guild ‘Guild Certified Framer’ exam criteria.
  • Identifying student strengths, weaknesses & areas which need to be developed to ensure a successful exam result, including:
    • Specific student concerns regarding the GCF exam.
    • Skillset assessment, based on the examination of framed pieces bought along by the student & discussion regarding The Guild’s ‘Levels of Framing’ & mountboard & materials standards.
  • Exam strategies for practical & theory elements.
  • Resources & texts that will assist in achieving a successful exam result.
  • GCF exam task review & practice (as required):
    • Mount cutting – single, double, multiple-aperture mounts & V-grooves.
    • Constructing a mount package – correct techniques & materials.
    • Hinging art on paper.
    • Lacing textile art.
    • Moulding selection, cutting & underpinning.
    • Glass selection, correct sizing & cutting.
    • Art on canvas selection, stretching & correct framing.
    • Ruled lines.
    • Multiple choice exam questions.


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

Target audiences

  • Anyone who is preparing for the Fine Art Trade Guild ‘Guild Certified Framer’ exam, either in the short or the long term.
  • Anyone who wishes to establish or run a successful professional picture framing business.