5-Day Course

5-Day Course

This course is has been developed for the serious framer and is geared towards you aspiring to and attaining the GCF exam. Once the course has been completed, you will be able to open your own business with confidence, and know how to handle safely, store and protect your customer’s artwork.

Course Times -Daily - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Materials Required: (Note Book /Pencil, Ruling Pen, Rule, Corner Gauge, GCF Study Guide)

Course Content

  1. Machine familiarisation, set up and maintenance, safety procedures
  2. Review of Fine Art Trade Guild’s Study Guide, including Identification of Artwork
  3. Qualities of Mountboard
  4. Review of Fine Art Trade Guild Mountboard & Framing Standards
  5. pH levels and the Blue Wool Scale
  6. Moulding: Choosing, Cutting and Underpinning
  7. Basic mount cutting, Choosing the correct mount colour, single, double and multi-aperture mounts.
  8. Mount decoration, Wash-Lines, V Grooves, and Decorated Panels
  9. Drymounting, Heatsealing
  10. Stretching and Framing of Needlework / Fabric art / Decorated Fabric Art
  11. Canvas stretching and Framing of oils
  12. Object or 3D Framing / Box Frames
  13. Glass cutting / MDF / Backing Board Cutting
  14. Conservation / Museum Framing - (Mountboard Standards)
  15. Pricing & Stock Control
  16. Your Legal responsibilities towards your customers, etc.
  17. Attaching, Squaring, and mounting of decorated fabric art 

Required Reading

  • Conservation Framing, published by Fine Art Trade Guild
  • GCF Study Guide, published by the Fine Art Trade Guild
For Book Sales: Contact Moira at the Fine Art Trade Guild office (020) 7381 6616 or moira@fineart.co.uk
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