Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Visual Art
Course: ART 2610
Title: Frame Making Fundamentals
Description: This eight-week course is designed for student artists who desire to learn the skills necessary to fabricate professional level picture frames using inexpensive raw lumber stock. Participants will learn the proper safety and use of various carpentry hand tools and power equipment required for the construction of wood frames including, the table saw, miter saw, pneumatic sanders, and nail guns. Professional matting practices, glazing options, archival image mounting, frame assembly, hanging hardware, and gallery-hanging practices will be included. At the completion of the course, students will have multiple exhibit-ready matted, glazed, and framed works produced at a fraction of the cost of relying on retail frame shops. A lab fee is required.