Ed runs a informative one day hands-on learn framing course in Campbelltown. He has been framing since he was a young man. And for the past decade has been operating the Campbelltown Framing Gallery with Cynthia. Together they have much experience with all facets of framing including general framing of art works and prints.
Both Ed and Cynthia are on the tools which keeps them up to date with the latest and best framing techniques. They are sticklers for conservation framing and MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) never makes its way to the gallery. So best not to ask if you can use MDF as a backing board. Cynthia explains they do not use this type of board as it attracts moisture to itself which will ultimately destroy your picture. As you learn framing you’ll come to understand this more and more.
Learn Framing – on the Weekend
Ed usually runs the Learn Framing course on a Sunday – usually for the full day. You will need to bring something to frame. Preferably a piece of art or an image that is dear to you. You will learn about:
- cutting and choice of mat boards
- conservation framing
- mounting your work
- cutting and joining
- choosing the right picture frame mounting
- gluing and stapling techniques
- cutting and handling glass
Campbelltown Framing Gallery is located at 11/3 Hollylea Road, Leumeah. There is plenty of parking and the location is within walking distance to Leumeah Railway Station. There are many restaurants and fast foot outlets within walking distance also. Or bring your own lunch – they also have a coffee machine.
Many have doubted they could ever learn framing. But Ed is a good teacher.