Picture Framing Class for Beginners

Learn the essentials of picture framing with our woodwork short courses in Sydney!



7 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $320 (or 4 payments of $80 Afterpay)

Looking for hands-on woodworking courses in Sydney? Learn the essentials of picture framing with our woodworking class in Marrickville!

This workshop is for people with no experience in framing pictures and is designed to teach you the skills and confidence to create a variety of different frame styles using simple tools and second-hand timber.

You will be able to customise your frames to accommodate an A5 print (210mm x 150mm).

Once completed, you will be able to complete your own frame projects at home. There will also be the opportunity in future to use bench space at Among The Trees to work on picture framing projects.

This course is open to students 13 and older. Among The Trees accepts students under 18 in two groups:

  • Students 13-15 years of age must attend all courses with a parent or guardian. This parent or guardian must also purchase a place in the course and take part. One parent/guardian is able to attend with multiple students.
  • Students 16-17 years of age may attend a course without a parent or guardian present.
You can read our full Child Safe Policy on the booking page.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 5 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.


Knowledge required
This course is for those with little to no experience and looking for an introduction to the craft. The course is run using predominantly hand tools so students need to be aware that there is an element of physicality involved and most of the work is carried out standing up.

We aim to make the courses as inclusive and accessible as possible, people living with a disability should notify ClassBento so that the appropriate accommodations can be made.
What you'll get
By the end of this picture framing course, you should have:
  • An appreciation of the value of second-hand timber
  • Knowledge of the different materials that can be used for picture framing and where to find them.
  • An introduction to picture frame design
  • The ability to measure and cut timber, backing material and glass or perspex to size accurately to use for framing
  • An understanding of picture frame construction
  • An introduction to a variety of different picture framing tools and hardware
  • The knowledge and skills to frame pictures of your own at home
  • The option of renting a bench and tools at Among the Trees to build picture frames if desired
  • A custom picture frame of your own to take home and hang
What to bring
  • Students should bring in an A5 (or smaller) photo, print or artwork that they would like to frame. Artworks need to be no thicker than cards. Prints from local artists will also be available to purchase on the day.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own facemask, protective eyewear and ear protection, however, sanitised Personal Protective Equipment will be available to use. Any borrowed PPE needs to be sanitised after use.
  • All students are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Aprons will be provided but students should wear clothing that can get dirty (e.g. sawdust or glue).
  • Long hair needs to be tied back and no loose hanging jewellery should be worn.
  • For your own safety, facilitator instructions regarding the correct use of tools and equipment must be followed at all times.
  • Any people thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be able to take part in the workshop
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Among The Trees - 27 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (800m).

Picture Framing Class for Beginners location
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Among the Trees
Among the Trees

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Among the Trees is an ethical and sustainability based start-up for reclaimed timber located in Marrickville. 
Saving timber from demolitions or other discarded uses and making it available to the public through a retail timber shop and woodworking classes. Accessibility to wood doesn't just mean being wheelchair friendly (which we are), it also means helping customers understand how to use and source reclaimed timber. To make it as easy as possible to work with, we offer custom machining and glueing, so the timber in our store can be squared, resurfaced and cut to specific dimensions. We also help empower individuals to have the confidence to undertake woodworking projects by offering woodworking beginners classes that are taught with simple hand tools. 
 
Lumberyards and wood workshops can be intimidating sometimes, ATT is one of the few places that caters not only to architects, planners, homeowners as well as carpenters and tradespeople but also to customers that have little to no woodworking experience and are embarking on DIY and student projects or trying their hand at repair, renovating or building. 

Our workshop at Among The Trees is set up to be the perfect space to learn about hand tools, reclaimed timber, and woodworking. We’ve been hard at work collecting, restoring and tuning all the tools required to learn woodworking, and a few extra ones as well.
 
All-in-all, everyone that is interested in wood is welcome!

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Leigh Nankervis Nov 2023


A well paced class. Lots of encouragement.
I left feeling I had acquired some useful skills

Sharon Pitman Nov 2023


Liz was fantastic, Ann was also really helpful. Environment was safe and welcoming. Everything provided was great. A really lovely experience.

Kate Williams Sep 2023


This was a wonderful course. The teachers were knowledgeable, engaging, kind and chilled.
I feel completely equipped and excited to continue making frames! Woo!

Grace Balicki Sep 2023


Great class good small group with very attentive teachers. Very adaptive and creative. Would recommend

Kate Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fantastic engaging teachers, well organised and paced class, great value and a fun learning experience- and we got to go home with something gorgeous we created! Thanks Luke and Liz, I’ll definitely be back!
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