Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Using this course, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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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.…
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…
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.
- 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