GCF Advanced Mount Design and Function

GCF Advanced Mount Design and Function

This course is designed to take the framer into the more detailed area of Mount Cutting & Decoration to offer clients, that little bit extra and something different, and to acquaint the framer with requirements for the GCF Advanced exam . Candidates must have passed the GCF Examination & be a Member of Fine Art Trade Guild to take this Examination

5 Days (Depending On candidates Individual requirements)

Course Times: 9:00am – 5.00pm

Materials Required: Ruling Pen, Corner Gauge, GCF Advanced Study Guide

Course Content

  1. Mountcutter set up and maintenance. Refresher on mount size calculation, basic mountcutting, single mounts, double mounts
  2. Refresher on basic line drawing
  3. Use of fillets and slips and deep bevel fillets and foam core covered fillets
  4. V Grooves and Inlay mounts, Oval Mount cutting
  5. Multi-Aperture Mounts and Multi Sided Mounts
  6. Shadow mounts, Sink mounts, Combination mounts, Straight and Curved Lines
  7. Use of Self Adhesive details on mounts / fabric covered mounts
  8. Decorative Corners Mounts
  9. Cutting extra thick / museum mountboard, i.e.. 2000 Microns and above
  10. Wash lines and panels, 5 Band, using, line and wash, paints, pens and powders, calculation of line width, position and techniques for decorative effects on mount surface, e.g.. stenciling — Hand finished mount decoration
  11. Review of Fine Art Trade Guild Mountboard & Framing Standards 
This course will also advise on the 3 Pre-Prepared framed objects for the GCF Advanced Examination which is as follows:
  • Mounted print / artwork to Conservation standards, with 5 band wash-line with minimum of 15mm washed panel.
  • Individually designed mount, and framed as if it was a pastel, even if a pastel is not used.
  • Multi-aperture Mount, to include 6 apertures, 3 landscape, 3 portrait.

Required Reading

  • The Art of Mountcutting, by Lyn Hall GCF, published by Fine Art Trade Guild
  • Conservation Framing, published by Fine Art Trade Guild
  • Mount Design & Function Advanced GCF Study Guide, published by Fine Art Trade Guild
  • Conservation Framing, by Vivian C Kistler, CPF, GCF 
 For Book Sales: Contact Moira at the Fine Art Trade Guild office (020) 7381 6616 or moira@fineart.co.uk 
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