Picture Framing Tuition UK

Mount Cutting

1 Day
0 lessons
0 quizzes
19 students

Would you like to mount art & photography to a professional standard? To cut single, double & multi-aperture mounts? To embellish a mount with V-grooves or cut unequal mount borders? Then this is the picture framing course for you. We’ll also teach you how to hinge & support art & photography in the correct way & to construct a mount package to Fine Art Trade Guild Conservation standards.

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.


  • Correct calculation of overall mount & mount aperture sizes.
  • Set up, use, adjustment & calibration of Keencut Ultimat Futura mount cutter.
  • Cutting window mounts.
  • Cutting unequal border margins.
  • Cutting double mounts.
  • Cutting multi-aperture mounts.
  • Cutting V-Grooves.
  • Mount cutter maintenance.
  • Conservation & non-conservation methods of attaching & supporting artwork & photography.
  • Assembling a ‘mount package’:
    • Cutting the under mount.
    • Hinging the window & under mounts.
    • Attaching the artwork.


  • Beginner (never framed or minimal experience).
  • Intermediate (experience of basic mount cutting).

Target audiences

  • Photographers, artists & inexperienced framers who would like to learn to use a manual mount cutter, cut mounts & mount paper based artwork & photography to a professional level.