The Framing4Yourself   Workshops
For Fifteen Years the Nation's Premier Picture Framing Workshops  
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Seattle, WAApril 26 - 27, 2014
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Where We'll Be in the Year Ahead

Picture Framing Class Map 2014

Regional Workshops in 2014
Southeast Regional:  Orlando, FL            Jan 2014
South Central Regional:  Austin, TX         Feb 2014
Southwest Regional:  Pasadena, CA       Mar 2014
Northwest Regional:    Seattle, WA          April 2014
Midwest Regional:  Minneapolis, MN       Oct 2014
Northeast Regional:   Hartford, CT           Nov 2014
East Central Regional: Washington, DC   Dec 2014


 

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Let us Teach You to Mat and Frame  

For less than the cost of a single frame job you can le arn to cut your  own mats and frame your own pictures.  Plenty have done so and some have even started home-based businesses offering their   services to others, among them photographers, collectors, art retailers, sports memorabilia enthusiasts, artists, crafters, needleworkers and more.  Isn't it time you join them and start doing your own matting and framing?

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Hands on mat  cutting
  
Two Days, Four Workshops

Workshop 1 - Mat Cutting Made Easy
Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Learn how to achieve quality mat cutting results by overcoming common problems like over cuts and under cuts. Find out what’s behind wavy bevels and how to stop them. Eliminate patchy cutting through. In addition, learn the professional technique for cutting foolproof double mats and how to accurately size down full size sheets of mat board, foam board and even glass.  Hands-on instructions.  All materials provided.


Workshop 2 - The Picture Framing Process
Saturday, 1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.

An overview of the Picture Framing process from start to finish. Learn how to make your own frames, how to cut mats, how to mount artwork , how to attach a paper dust cover, how to clean glass and how to hold the contents in a frame. Unlock the secrets of professional framers in a wide variety of areas and overcome common errors.  Hands-on instruction.  All materials provided.


Workshop 3 - Intermediate Mat Cutting
Sunday, 9:00a.m. - 2:30p.m.

Expand your mat cutting skills. Learn how to cut V-Groove mats, multiple-opening mats, stepped-corner mats, and oval and circle mats. Explore how to purchase mat board to minimize your costs. Also, learn how to combine matting techniques for a wide range of creative possibilities and learn how matting can buttress your bottom line.  Hands-on instruction.  All materials provided.


Workshop 4 - How to Start a Picture Framing Business
Sunday, 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

An orderly and constructive approach to starting a picture framing business.  Learn how to price for picture framing; avoid the pitfalls that sink many frame shops; analyze the costs and expenses of a typical frame shop; understand the advantages of starting out from home; analyze where the money goes and discover how to stay liquid and competitive.  Seminar format.


"Thank you for doing an excellent class.  I especially appreciated your very organized and well thought out approach to instruction.  You made everything clear and easy to understand."

- Melanie Howard, Rochester, MI 

"I just want to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed learning from you yesterday.  I've made frames for years and I feel like now I can properly make them.  Overall my mat cutting and framing will be much improved as a result of the many tips described yesterday."

- Iris Kovarsky, Highland Park, IL

"I have read several books about framing but the workshop gave me hands on experience that I would otherwise never have had.  The material was presented in a very sequential and logical manner.  I feel like I learned so much and will be able to apply this knowledge immediately."

- Judi Hendricks, Danville, PA

"I had the pleasure of attending your workshop.  David Logan did an outstanding presentation.  The next time you have a workshop in my area, I will be in attendance."

- Greg Gunn, Denham Springs, LA

"I attended your workshop this past weekend in Orangeburg, NY.  It was great!  I learned a lot about framing and matting.  Your methods of teaching were outstanding."

- Eddie Raven Jr., Babylon, NY

"Your presentation was well organized, and both informative and instructive, and your many comments were insightful.  We are very pleased we attended."

- Carl and Janis Brown, Centreville, OH

 



David Logan

David Logan is the nation’s premier picture framing instructor.  Following ten years as Marketing VP for Logan Mat Cutters, he wrote two books on picture framing, Mat, Mount and Frame it Yourself, and The Complete Guide to Home Picture Framing.  His workshop series kicked off in 1993 and his classes have been attended by thousands of people over the past two decades.  His style is candid and clear as well as informative and entertaining.  He has received accolades as an instructor and helped thousands of people become proficient at matting and framing.