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SCA Framing Studio

PROFESSIONAL FRAMING STUDIO – Now at the Strand Center for the Arts.

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to announce a Professional Framing Studio in our Arts Center at 23 Brinkerhoff Street.

This project is made possible in part by generous donations from both Price Chopper to refurbish the space and private donors to fully fund all of the equipment. The Framing Studio would provide space, equipment, and training for artists who look to frame and exhibit their artwork at the professional level. The Framing Studio will also provide its services to the community as custom framing could be commissioned through the Strand Center.

We are grateful for this opportunity and will continue fundraising throughout the season to purchase more equipment and frames. If you are interested in donating funds to the Framing Studio, please see the link below


Introduction to the Framing Studio

Saturdays April 15, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5: 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jordyn Sharpe
Ages 18+
Location: Strand Center Framing Studio

An orientation to the Framing Studio will be held the first Saturday of each month for artists interested in framing techniques. This course will go over the basics of the Framing Studio space use, rental rates, artist materials available for purchase, an introduction to mat measuring, using Logan mat cutters, operating the miter saw and frame joiner, and break down procedures. Participants should bring in a photo or work of their choice (not to exceed 11”x14” for this class) and will cut a mat for the photo at the end of class to practice their newly learned skills. Please bring protective eyewear. This class is required in order to rent the Framing Studio for individual/artist use.

$55 Non-Members / $50 Members Per Session | Materials Included

Pre-registration Required

Find Fun Frames!

Saturdays April 22, May 13, June 10, July 8, and August 12: 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jonathan Forrence
Ages 18+
Location: Strand Center Framing Studio

This fun workshop will teach participants how to refurbish used frames found at any auction or yard sale! This course will cover matting, lift kits, mounting and wiring for hanging. Participants are asked to bring in a piece of 2D artwork that is smaller than 24”x22”, and a frame of any size larger than the artwork. Please bring protective eyewear.

Cost: $65 Non-Members / $60 Members Per Session
Refurbishing Materials & White Matte Board Included

Pre-registration Required

For information on how to register for any of these classes, please CLICK HERE.