$SSW: John Sawyers: Matte Cutting

  • Mon, March 02, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Barrie Art Club
  • 2


  • Registration Fee $25.00 (Includes $5.00 material fee)
  • Non-member Registration $30 (includes $5.00 material fee)

Registration is closed

Matte Cutting

  • Subject: Learn How to Cut Your Own Mattes
  • Levels: All
  • Registration:
    - Members: $25.00
    - Non-members: $30.00

    $5.00 Material Fee INCLUDED (for use of matte cutters with blades, and matte board will also be supplied)

Join John Sawyers and learn how to cut your own mattes for framing.

- Choosing colours, size of matte, and calculating size for the frame.
- Archival versus buffered mattes.
- What to use for the backing.
- Assembling the glass and mattes in frame, including finishing the back of the frame and attaching the wire.
- A short discussion on glass.
- How to mount a canvas in a standard frame or float mount frame.

About the Artist:

John Sawyers worked as a portrait photographer for a number of years at which time he mounted and laminated prints for customers along with framing them.

John worked as a wholesale frame company sales representative. This included sales of frames, glass and framing supplies to art studios, framers and photographers. In this position, John had the opportunity to view a lot of framing studios and see how they worked.

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