Picture Frame Making (mixed level)

Course Description

Transform your artwork by learning to measure, design and make mounts and picture frames. You will explore the aesthetic considerations of how to frame a picture and the relevance of conservation framing in order to protect your work. Basic materials and equipment provided. Your tutor will recommend suppliers where you will be able to purchase materials for your personal projects.

Location: Camden

Course Content

On this course you will be able to set your own learning goals and develop projects supported by a subject specialist tutor.

You will be introduced to specialist equipment, tools and materials with which to make picture frames, cut mounts and will consider all aspects of decorative finish.

Beginners will follow a structured programme to build their core skills before embarking on individual projects.

For the first lesson please bring with you an image you’d like to mount, up to a maximum of A3 size.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be working at your own pace and be given verbal and written feedback on your progress. At the end of the course the tutor will assess your progress and advise you on your next step.

Practical workshop sessions and demonstrations, backed by talks/lectures. There will also be one-to-one discussions with the tutor.

If you have additional learning support needs, you will be signposted to support.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, gigs or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk