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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.


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. 

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 

Ideal for

Those with basic knowledge or experience with woodwork. 

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 goggles
  • 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. 

Additional 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.


Picture Framing Essentials Course

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$269 Limited inc GST / $202 / $215.20 / $242.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Ian was an awesome tutor. Patient and insightful down to the smallest details. Thank you so much Ian.

  • said: Great course to do! The instructor, Ian, was very detailed in his explanations and patient with everyone. He was well prepared and knew what we wanted out of the course. The venue definitely needs air conditioning as it gets very hot on those top floor rooms. Having access to the coffee machine and especially the water station were much appreciated.

  • said: I enrolled on this Picture Framing course with very specific objectives and they were all achieved. Our tutor Ian was excellent and the knowledge I have just gained will assist me greatly with my next business venture. Cheers David.

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

  • said: I found the course interesting and relevant. I really enjoyed the practical side of things, and got a really good overview on all aspects of framing. Our tutor was very patient & knowledgable, and was very happy to provide additional assistance if needed during practical.