Learn how to mount, mat and frame your photographs using pre-cut mats and standard frame sizes. While photographs will be used in this workshop, most of the techniques discussed can also be applied to other 2-dimensional art work. We will begin with a general discussion of options available in choosing materials for mounting, matting and framing your work. We’ll consider the effects of some of those choices in planning the steps in the process followed by both demonstrations and hands-on practice in two techniques for mounting and matting a photograph. This will be followed by a demonstration of how to complete the framing with dust cover, hanging wire and bumpers. Additionally, sources of the various supplies will be suggested. We will be mounting two 8x10 photographs, one using each technique. These photographs will be supplied but you may use photographs of your own. Mats and mounting materials will be supplied.
Please remember to bring a brown bag lunch and please use masks when moving around the Center.
Doug James is a retired electrical engineer living in Westfield. His longstanding appreciation of nature and attraction to nature photography led him to study with the New York Institute of Photography. Doug’s photographic Interest had begun to wane when it was rekindled by the introduction of digital photography and the limitless creative opportunities it provides. Doug’s Photographs have since won several awards, including Best in Show in the North American Nature Photography Association 2016 competition. He and his wife have collaborated in publishing two children’s books highlighting his photography and her poetry.