Frame it Yourself! Works on Paper (Adults - Weekly - 4 Weeks) with William Demaria

Washington Printers Gallery Frame it Yourself Works on Paper

Frame it Yourself! Works on Paper (Adults - Weekly - 4 Weeks) with William Demaria

General Admission
$400.00 + $28.00 ticket fee
Frame it Yourself! Works on Paper (Adults - Weekly - 4 Weeks) with William Demaria

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Time:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

Class Description:

Budget frames cost $200-$300 and high-quality frames cost $400-$800. For any artist, framing is always a pervasive problem and sometimes a crippling cost. Fortunately, with a little bit of knowledge and the right tools and materials, it doesn’t have to be you can build the highest possible quality frame for approximately $40.

This class will cover everything from basic woodworking with hand tools to cutting glass and archivally matting artwork. By the end of this class, you will have a complete frame and all of the knowledge you need to make your own frames going forward.

Please note: Students will be expected to bring their own artwork to frame Artwork must be under 20” x 26”. The price of class reflects the cost of artwork framed with UV protective glass. The maximum dimension frame that glass is practical is 24” x 30”.

If any artist is interested in larger, the price of class will be adjusted to reflect the cost of UV Plexi. 

Bio

My name is William Demaria. I currently live in Baltimore Maryland and sustain myself off of selling my artwork in New York City. I do not have a woodshop with expensive power tools, and I make frames in my 2 bedroom apartment. Last year I made roughly 30 frames from scratch and saved roughly $12,000. While originally, I started to save money, I have found I can get a significantly higher quality frame than I received from a professional framer and the handmade frames I make allow me to present my artwork in high end art shows.

Syllabus: For 4-week class 

Week 1 (Jul 9)

Cut and Glue Frame stock.

Week 2 (Jul 16)

Finish Frame stock & cut mat board.

Week 3 (Jul 23)

Cut glass, Cut spacers, Cut strainer.

Week 4 (Jul 30)

Mount artwork, Cut Backing, & Assemble frame. 

Age group: Adult

Price: $400 for 4 weeks of classes. All materials provided except listed tools below. 

Number of participants: 2

Mask optional except when respirator is required. 

Essential supplies (no need to purchase new tools and materials if you already have your own.) 

Japanese pull saw (Western style saws with thick kerfs make dados in strainers difficult)

Japanese Folding Ryoba Pull Saw - Click Here

Miter 45 Try Square (cheaper are available but Kinex is a trustworthy brand)

Miter 45 Degree Try Machinist Square with Base - Click Here

Respirator

https://www.lowes.com/pd/3M-Reusable-All-Purpose-Valved-Safety-Mask/3466798 

Recommended supplies (not needed for the class but essential for home use) 

Miter Trimmer

https://www.rockler.com/miter-trimmer

Ratchet straps

https://www.lowes.com/pd/SmartStraps-4-Pack-1-in-x-10-ft-Ratchet-Tie-Down-500-lbs-Work-Capacity/3740809

Glass cutter (This is my favorite. Cheaper are available)

Tap Wheel Oil Glass Cutter - Click Here

 

Venue Details:

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

Frame it Yourself! Works on Paper (Adults - Weekly - 4 Weeks) with William Demaria

When: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Time:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

Class Description:

Budget frames cost $200-$300 and high-quality frames cost $400-$800. For any artist, framing is always a pervasive problem and sometimes a crippling cost. Fortunately, with a little bit of knowledge and the right tools and materials, it doesn’t have to be you can build the highest possible quality frame for approximately $40.

This class will cover everything from basic woodworking with hand tools to cutting glass and archivally matting artwork. By the end of this class, you will have a complete frame and all of the knowledge you need to make your own frames going forward.

Please note: Students will be expected to bring their own artwork to frame Artwork must be under 20” x 26”. The price of class reflects the cost of artwork framed with UV protective glass. The maximum dimension frame that glass is practical is 24” x 30”.

If any artist is interested in larger, the price of class will be adjusted to reflect the cost of UV Plexi. 

Bio

My name is William Demaria. I currently live in Baltimore Maryland and sustain myself off of selling my artwork in New York City. I do not have a woodshop with expensive power tools, and I make frames in my 2 bedroom apartment. Last year I made roughly 30 frames from scratch and saved roughly $12,000. While originally, I started to save money, I have found I can get a significantly higher quality frame than I received from a professional framer and the handmade frames I make allow me to present my artwork in high end art shows.

Syllabus: For 4-week class 

Week 1 (Jul 9)

Cut and Glue Frame stock.

Week 2 (Jul 16)

Finish Frame stock & cut mat board.

Week 3 (Jul 23)

Cut glass, Cut spacers, Cut strainer.

Week 4 (Jul 30)

Mount artwork, Cut Backing, & Assemble frame. 

Age group: Adult

Price: $400 for 4 weeks of classes. All materials provided except listed tools below. 

Number of participants: 2

Mask optional except when respirator is required. 

Essential supplies (no need to purchase new tools and materials if you already have your own.) 

Japanese pull saw (Western style saws with thick kerfs make dados in strainers difficult)

Japanese Folding Ryoba Pull Saw - Click Here

Miter 45 Try Square (cheaper are available but Kinex is a trustworthy brand)

Miter 45 Degree Try Machinist Square with Base - Click Here

Respirator

https://www.lowes.com/pd/3M-Reusable-All-Purpose-Valved-Safety-Mask/3466798 

Recommended supplies (not needed for the class but essential for home use) 

Miter Trimmer

https://www.rockler.com/miter-trimmer

Ratchet straps

https://www.lowes.com/pd/SmartStraps-4-Pack-1-in-x-10-ft-Ratchet-Tie-Down-500-lbs-Work-Capacity/3740809

Glass cutter (This is my favorite. Cheaper are available)

Tap Wheel Oil Glass Cutter - Click Here

 

Venue Details:

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

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