Framing and Matting for Art and Photography

Columbus Idea Foundry

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St ColumbusOH  43215

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What's Included

Framing & Matting for art & photography $95.00 In this Class students will learn the basics of matting and mounting photos as well as basic frame construction and assembly including the use of miter saws and glass cutters. Students will leave the class with a framed picture with hardware for hanging. Topics Covered Mat selection - basic vs archival, color selection Mat layout - margin/reveal width, double matting Mat cutting and mounting - Beveled vs Flat cuts, T hangers, Frame cutting and assembly - Layout and color, miter cuts with a chopsaw, and assembly with a framing jig. Glass cutting: Measurement and cutting Final assembly: Closure and installation of hanging hardware What to bring: A flat picture, print or painting suitable for framing. Either (2 4x6's or 2 5x7's) OR (1ea 8x10 or 1ea 11x14) for 1 picture frame Register for this or any other of our classes by visiting our class registration portal here:

About This Organizer

The Columbus Idea Foundry is Ohio’s largest community workshop, maker space, and learning center.  We offer variety of conventional and high tech tools: wood shop, metal smithing and foundry, laser cutter & engraver, CNC ShopBot, electronics, jewelry, warm glass, photography, and more.

We are home to 20 in-house artists, artisans and small businesses, have a rich network of more than 150 members including 50+ entrepreneurs.

We teach classes, host special events and more. Conveniently located minutes from downtown and the Short North off I-71 and 5th Ave.  Learn more at or email

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