How to Frame a Picture

  • Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Monday, July 25, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Monday, July 18, 2022, 2:30 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, July 25, 2022, 2:30 PM 5:30 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Print & Woodworking Studios. Class Code: WO061322KH+
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  • $195 + $75 materials fee
  • $150 + $75 materials fee

Registration is closed

* This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

If you have a work of art that you’ve been wanting to frame, this class is for you. At the first session, in the Woodworking Studio, you will learn to design, cut and assemble a frame 11 by 14 inches. At the second session, in the Woodworking Studio, professional framers will show you how to properly mat a picture to fit that frame, and how to put all the pieces together in expert fashion.

Bring a picture or drawing you want to frame. It can be any size that will fit in an 11x14 frame. (Small pictures look great in a big mat and frame!) The goal of this class is to enable you to return to the BARN Woodworking and Print & Book Studios to frame additional artwork.


  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • Prerequisites: To take this class, you must first complete Orientation to the Woodshop, Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 2. Multiple classes are listed on the Woodworking Studio calendar. You can also log in to your BARN account and view your past events you have registered for to ensure you have completed these prerequisites.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructors: Mike Toot, Katherine Hanson and Crista Dougherty. Toot is a safety monitor at BARN and has spent many hours building parts for boats and running trim for his previous home. While he likes hand tools best, he gladly reaches for power tools to help get a project assembled. Hanson was employed for 25 years as a professional framer for the Roby King Gallery. When that store closed its frame shop, she went to Julie's Frame Gallery. She and Dougherty work there now. 
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