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Learn the essentials of Picture Framing in this Woodwork course in Sydney.

Do you have pictures or posters in need of a frame? This course will give you the opportunity to frame one of your own pictures while providing you with the skills and knowledge of required tools and materials to frame many more at home. 

In this course you will be using second-hand materials to create a complete wooden frame and backing, whilst provided with the knowledge and skill to source and cut perspex or glass glazing at home. 

Class sizes are kept small to ensure a maximal learning experience. Please ensure you will be able to attend all sessions of the course. If you miss one or more sessions, it will become quite difficult to catch up and learn the skills safely.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have 

  • an understanding of basic framing considerations 
  • knowledge of picture frame joinery techniques 
  • skills with hand saws, framing guillotine, and frame hardware. 
  • Introductory understanding of glass cutting 
  • Information on what tools to acquire for home DIY frames 
  • a complete picture frame to take home. 

Ideal for

Those with basic knowledge or experience with woodwork. 

Course content

  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop 
  • Understanding of second-hand timbers and glazing 
  • Foundations of framing techniques 
  • Woodgrain direction and strength 
  • Use of various woodworking tools and equipment 
  • How to apply a linseed oil finish 

Materials provided

All tools and materials are provided, however, students are welcome to bring their own tools – old and new – and learn how to use and maintain them. Please note, it is a hand tool course, with minimal power tools used. 

Please bring to class

Please bring the following PPE:

  • a face mask
  • safety glasses or googles
  • earmuffs or earplugs

The Bower has PPE sanitised and available to borrow. Students must sanitise before and after use.

  • Bring your own picture or poster – We can frame any size up to A3. 

Venue: Redfern

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop 107 Redfern Street, Redfern (Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from the rear of building) 

Entrance to the Bower workshop The entrance to the Bower workshop is via Turner Street, which is at the rear of 107 Redfern Street and is almost opposite no. 25. You should find there a hand-painted sign “The Bower Woodworks”. If you do find the door locked, please do not hesitate to press the doorbell on the left-hand side of the garage door. Please note, the doors for the venue will be open from 5:30 pm. 

Transportation and Parking Public transport would be the easiest way to get to the workshop space. The space is located very close to Redfern Train Station, a local transport hub. 

The majority of the parking is 2-hour-timed (including some paid parking on Red-fern St) though it clicks over to untimed at 8 pm, a good option if you can find a park there before 6 pm. The untimed parking is available on Pitt St between Phillip and Wellington St. Turn right from Turner St and head down Pitt St two-block, untimed parking is on your right. 

Other Information

  • Please don’t wear your best clothing 
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back 
  • Wear closed-in shoes 

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Great experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good to meet people with the same interests.

  • said: The in depth knowledge and attention to detail that Ian brought to the course was fantastic. He has inspired me to attempt my own picture framing and possibly to pursue a (part-time) career in the industry.

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • said: Loved the course, it was relaxed and interesting, Ian our tutor was a mind of useful, fun and practical information, his instructions were thorough and easy to follow, he was easy to talk to and no question of ours too stupid or lame. The college itself was a wonderful venue, it reminded me of being at art school many...many years ago...it had a great feel to it and I would love to go back and do another course there.

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