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Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs

with Konrad Eek

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What we're going to do in this course is address both the aesthetic and technical aspects of Matting, Framing, and Hanging your work. This will take us to several different places from the student workshop and gallery show of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in the Courts Mountains of Southwestern Oklahoma, to my shop here in Norman, to one of the wholesalers I work with in Oklahoma City as well. And along the way, we're going to learn a lot of different techniques from using the simplest handheld mat cutter to cut window mattes as well as how to use higher end production cutters for higher volume in Matting.
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  1. 6m 2s
    1. Welcome
      1m 49s
    2. Using this course
      1m 19s
    3. Understanding why we frame
      2m 54s
  2. 25m 31s
    1. Visiting a professional framing studio
      6m 22s
    2. Working with a framer's vocabulary
      4m 16s
    3. Conversing with a framer
      14m 53s
  3. 50m 36s
    1. Selecting a mat
      5m 13s
    2. Deciding on the window size
      9m 27s
    3. Understanding standard vs. custom mats
      1m 46s
    4. Using a handheld mat cutter
      4m 11s
    5. Using a production mat cutter
      8m 37s
    6. Assembling the mat
      2m 5s
    7. Mounting art in a mat
      3m 25s
    8. Mounting the art with photo corners
      4m 51s
    9. Mounting the art with repositionable mounting adhesive (RPMA)
      6m 52s
    10. Exploring troubleshooting techniques
      4m 9s
  4. 32m 11s
    1. Selecting a frame
      5m 15s
    2. Understanding the kinds of glazing
      4m 14s
    3. Cutting glass
      7m 15s
    4. Scoring acrylic
      3m 52s
    5. Sawing acrylic
      4m 42s
    6. Keeping the glass clean
      6m 53s
  5. 46m 10s
    1. Assembling an easel back frame
      6m 21s
    2. Assembling a metal frame
      8m 33s
    3. Using a V-nailer to assemble a chopped frame
      7m 49s
    4. Putting the frame, glazing, mat, and art together
      12m 4s
    5. Using a band clamp for assembly
      6m 10s
    6. Reviewing alternative hanging devices
      5m 13s
  6. 13m 21s
    1. Prepping the show
      2m 26s
    2. Using a wall as a canvas
      6m 46s
    3. Hanging the show
      4m 9s
  7. 36m 2s
    1. Introduction to hanging tools
      8m 2s
    2. Using lasers for precision
      3m 18s
    3. Hanging on plaster and lath
      6m 42s
    4. Hanging on either drywall or panelling
      6m 56s
    5. Hanging on brick, stone, or steel
      7m 35s
    6. Lighting your work
      3m 29s
  8. 54s
    1. Goodbye
      54s

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3h 30m Beginner Sep 20, 2012

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Matting and framing is relatively simple, and doing it yourself costs less and is more rewarding than using a framing service. In this course, photographer and professional framer Konrad Eek describes the tools, techniques, and creative decisions involved in matting, framing, and hanging photographs.

The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.

Topics include:
  • Conversing with a framer
  • Selecting a mat and a frame
  • Deciding on window size
  • Using a handheld or production mat cutter
  • Mounting art
  • Cutting glass
  • Assembling frames
  • Hanging photographs in groups
  • Hanging photographs on different surfaces
Subject:
Photography
Author:
Konrad Eek

Using this course

What we're going to do in this course is address both the aesthetic and technical aspects of Matting, Framing, and Hanging your work. This will take us to several different places from the student workshop and gallery show of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in the Courts Mountains of Southwestern Oklahoma, to my shop here in Norman, to one of the wholesalers I work with in Oklahoma City as well. And along the way, we're going to learn a lot of different techniques from using the simplest handheld mat cutter to cut window mattes as well as how to use higher end production cutters for higher volume in Matting.

We'll talk about techniques for assembling different types of picture frames, be the metal or wood, and we'll talk about open back frames and easel back frames as well. We'll talk about glazing, both acrylic and glass, and how to cut it how to properly mount it and fix it within the frames. We'll talk about the different tools that you use to assemble the frames. We're also going to talk about the curatorial process, both on a grand scale as we hang the student exhibition at Courts Mountain, but also on a smaller scale with an aesthetic more designed to approach what you might have in your own living room.

And then we'll also go through all the tools that are necessary to hang the work on almost any surface you will run into in a home.

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