Picture framing
Picture framing

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6 Church Street, Dromore, Co. Down, BT25 1AA

Tel: (028) 9269 3807  Mobile: 07410 551009 or 07834 787487

Email: info@downschoolofpictureframing.co.uk

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GCF Advanced Mount Design

5 Days (Depending On candidates Individual requirements)

Course Time: 9:00am – 5.00pm

(Materials Required; Ruling Pen, Corner Gauge, GCF Advanced Study Guide)

This course is designed to take the framer into the more detailed area of Mount Cutting & Decoration to offer clients, that little bit extra and something different, and to acquaint the framer with requirements for the GCF Advanced exam


  1. Mountcutter set up and maintenance. Refresher on mount size calculation, basic mountcutting, single mounts, double mounts
  2. Refresher on basic line drawing
  3. Use of fillets and slips and deep bevel fillets and foam core covered fillets
  4. V Grooves and Inlay mounts, Oval Mount cutting,
  5. Multi-Aperture Mounts and Multi Sided Mounts
  6. Shadow mounts, Sink mounts, Combination mounts, Straight and Curved Lines
  7. Use of Self Adhesive details on mounts / fabric covered mounts
  8. Decorative Corners Mounts
  9. Cutting extra thick / museum mountboard, i.e.. 2000 Microns and above
  10. Wash lines and panels, 5 Band, using, line and wash, paints, pens and powders, calculation of line width, position and techniques for decorative effects on mount surface, e.g.. stenciling — Hand finished mount decoration
  11. Review of Fine Art Trade Guild Mountboard & Framing Standards

This course will also advise on the 3 Pre-Prepared framed objects for the GCF Advanced Examination which is as follows:

Candidates must have passed the GCF Examination

& be a Member of

Fine Art Trade Guild to take this Examination

Required Reading

For Book Sales: Contact Moira at the Fine Art Trade Guild office (020) 7381 6616 or moira@fineart.co.uk

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