Instructor: Richard Greene
Date & Time: Tuesday August 12th from 4pm - 7pm
This matting workshop provides an opportunity to observe and practice the basic steps needed to frame. Each participant brings a small drawing, print or photograph suitable for an 8" x 10" frame, as well as whatever tools he/she may already own. During this hands-on workshop, each participant carries out a complete matting project, so that the work is ready to slip into a frame. Archival mat board will be provided, as well as backing materials and additional tools.
Most artist and collectors never learn to mat and frame their own artwork. For artists working on paper, the ability to frame easily, using a minimum of equipment and stock frames, can be a great asset and money saver. Such a skill may also open the door to new aesthetic possibilities.
Matting can be done with a hand-held mat cutter and very little other equipment. The same techniques used for watercolor and prints can also be used for photographs and historical documents. Mat board can be purchased as needed. Matting is easier than the novice may think. If several key maxims are followed, most people can learn matting handily and perform accurate work right from the beginning.
Richard Greene has over 30 years of experience framing antique drawings, watercolors and prints for sale at antique shows throughout New England.
- All Materials will be provided by the instructor, although students are encouraged to bring... a 6 inch or 12 inch ruler; a mat cutter; a small plastic knife with brake-off blade; a non-slip straight edge; a pencil and notebook, if desired.
- Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served to all attending.