Matting & Framing Workshop

Fear of Framing?

Mystified by Matting?

Come Join Our One Day Matting and Framing Workshop

Denise Tverdoch and Susan Hewitt will teach the basics of matting and framing for gallery exhibition. 

We will discuss framing options and acceptable matting and glazing. We will cover multiple mounting techniques including floating.
The emphasis will be on mat cutting. You will learn how to cut mats on a variety of mat cutters and we will discuss ones you might consider purchasing for home use. We will show the secret to perfectly aligned double mats and how to create multiple opening mats for diptychs and triptychs.and
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • 9am to 3pm
  • All skill levels!

Tom Francesconi Workshop Enrollment

Now is the time

The workshop is Filling Up Fast!!

  • March. 13th - 16th, 2018
  • 9am to 4pm
  • A 4-Day Workshop
  • All Skill Levels
Tom Francesconi

Painting Fresh And Expressive Watercolors!​

Tom Francesconi’s energetic teaching style and his passion for painting combine to create a workshop experience that is enjoyable, informative and inspirational. 

Utilizing his ability to clearly explain visual concepts, Tom will share his approach and methods for painting bold and interpretive watercolors. Each morning will begin with a discussion covering various topics such as value, design/planning the painting,  along  with  color  and  its  usage.  Throughout, painted examples are employed to help the students more readily grasp certain abstract concepts.               

Daily demonstrations will allow participants to see how Tom approaches a work from start to finish. Painting subjects may include water and/or landscapes, street scenes and the clothed figure. Students will work from their own references as they are presented each day with new challenges intended to encourage exploration. Ample opportunity is provided for everyone to paint with individual direction/guidance a priority. Each day will end with a class critique to afford students the opportunity to learn from the works of others. Tom welcomes all painters regardless of experience.