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Picture Framing - Tutored workshop (C00467-161704)

Availability: Yes

Price: £128.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email info@racc.ac.uk to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (14:00 to 17:00)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 4)

End Date: 22/05/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

Autumn & Spring term
This is tutored picture framing workshop. The aim of the workshop is to provide an environment where you can broaden your range of experience, by providing the opportunity to work on individual projects of your own choosing, working at your own pace with guidance and tuition from the tutor. There will be revision of the techniques used in planning and cutting the components to complete the framed piece to a professional standard, so you are welcome to attend if you have had no previous experience. Each session has a combination of theory and practice, combined with demonstrations and practical work.

Summer Term (4 weeks)
This is tutored picture framing workshop. The aim of the workshop is to introduce you to picture framing, for those with no previous experience. If you have framed before you can broaden your range of experience by working on projects of your own choosing, working at your own pace with guidance and tuition from the tutor. There is a focus on the techniques used in planning and cutting the components to complete the framed piece to a professional standard. Each session has a combination of theory and practice, combined with demonstrations and practical work

How to Enrol:

Enrolment is best carried out online. If you prefer to enrol in person, you can enrol at reception.

Entry Requirements:

Autumn & Spring term
Previous framing experience is a recommendation although not a necessity.
Level 1 numeracy equivalent is recommended, as there are some measurements and calculations used in class, although not essential as this is a practical class and the tutor is on hand to help.

Summer term
No prior knowledge is needed, although attention to detail and careful thoughtful approach is useful.

Course Content:

Autumn & Spring term
This is a project based course that builds on your previous picture framing experience through a variety of different assignments, using different techniques. The workshops will give you the opportunity to work on individual projects and design ideas of your own choosing, working at your own pace with guidance and tuition from the tutor.

In the first session you’ll do a few small projects to remind you of the techniques used; the first two projects revisit a single and double mount. As you gain confidence in using the tools, we introduce more complexity to the frames and mount designs, such as using double frames, slips and fillets.

The workshop provides you with the opportunity of attempting a variety of projects to illustrate different ways of attaching artwork, the impact of different types of glass.

By the end of the course, you should understand and perform the steps to design, mount and frame a selection of different types of art, using a selection of hobby and professional framing equipment.

Each day broken up into hands on sessions interspersed with short theory and demonstration sessions and allows you to work at your own pace. Working with others is encouraged and the general atmosphere is relaxed and fun.

Summer term
This is an introductory tutored workshop that introduces you to picture framing with a focus on planning, and cutting mounts to enhance your artwork. You are introduced to the key elements of a framed picture and learn the steps to creating a number of different mount designs and decorations. If you are an artist or photographer or simply want to learn to mount and frame your own art, you learn the techniques to enhance your work. You also learn to measure, mitre and assemble the moulding to make up the picture frame, and to assemble the bundle to make a frame ready to hang.

If you have previous experience, you are welcome to join in and work on individual projects and design ideas of your own choosing, working at your own pace with guidance and tuition from the tutor.

Each day broken up into hands on sessions interspersed with short theory and demonstration sessions and allows you to work at your own paced. Working with others is encouraged and the general atmosphere is relaxed and fun.

Assessment Methods:

The tutor is a picture framer and will provide guidance and feedback on your progress. There is no formal assessment on this course.

Additional Information:

For further inforamtion email art@racc.ac.uk

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Please bring a notebook, pencil, eraser, and a few pictures for mounting. The dimensions of the pictures should be A4 (300mm x 210mm) or smaller. For the first session, your pictures can be drawings, prints, photographs or paintings and should be on paper and not on board, canvas or fabric. If you have your own mount cutter, you’re encouraged to bring that to class. There is no need to bring wood or glass to the first session.

The college provides a limited set of tools for the course. Students are encouraged to bring their own cutting boards to class. You will also be required to buy your own tapes, mount board and materials. You can purchase mount board from the college in the first session. In subsequent sessions, you can either buy from the college or purchase your own. Materials and equipment required will be discussed on the first day of term. General advice is that if you work with smaller pieces, mistakes are less costly. It’s also easier to manage a smaller piece in the workshop. The average spend on additional materials by previous students is £20.

Attendance:

Regular attendance is recommended for the best results!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class? None, or as much as you enjoy!


What will happen if I miss a class? You may miss information that is beneficial to your success.


Do I need any special clothing or equipment? An apron to protect your own clothes is recommended.

Is there any tutorial support? There will be come group taught elements within the course but you will also receive 1:1 support in class as needed s students are of varying levels and work on different projects.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.

 




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