Matting & Framing for Beginners


Matting & Framing for Beginners


As of 5 pm Saturday, June 23, there are only 2 places still available! If sold out, get on the waiting list by emailing Education@PhotoMidwest.Org with subject “Put me on Matting & Framing waiting list”.
Includes a 16 x 20" wood frame, mat, glass & hardware, a $55.00 value.  Only $125 for PhotoMidwest members; enter the $15 discount code MatFrame2018 at checkout in the Coupon box in lower right corner. Class enrollment MUST be done by Monday, July 16 due to the cost of ordering materials in advance for this class.

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Class enrollment MUST be done by Monday, July 16 due to the cost of ordering materials in advance for this class, .

Instructor: Tom Miller
Time & Date: 9 AM - 4 PM Saturday, July 28, 2018
Location: PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr., Suite 212. ADA accessible.
     Free convenient parking in our adjacent parking lot.
Class size: Minimum of 4; limited to only 8 students maximum in this hands-on class.

Class Summary

Participants will learn the basics of matting and framing photographs through active learning.  Information will be provided on the equipment and supplies needed to cut mats and frame one’s own photos.  Participants will learn to cut single mats, secure photo to mat and foam core, install and secure matted image and glass in a wooden frame, finish back with paper (if desired), and complete with hanging wire.

You will leave the class with your own photograph, custom matted and installed in a 16" by 20" wood frame, including installed glass and hardware; a $55.00 value. You will also now know how to use PhotoMidwest's rotary trimmer, large mat cutters, and picture frame point driver that are available for members to use at PhotoMidwest.

The Color Management and Printing class earlier in July is a nice complement to this matting and framing class.

Intended Audience

This is a beginner-level class for anyone who would like experience with matting and framing.

Course Requirements

An image that you wish to mat and frame within the 16" by 20" frame that is included with this class. This class has filled in the past.  We encourage early registration!


All student cancellations will incur a $10.00 processing fee, which will be deducted from any refund remitted. Cancellations more than thirty (30) days before the start of the first class session are refundable, less the above processing fee.

Cancellations at thirty (30) to fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in refunding half (50%) of the fees except for some classes where this is not feasible due to contractual arrangements with the instructor(s) and/or venue. Such exceptions will be noted in the listing of those classes.

Cancellations less than fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in the loss of all fees. You may arrange to have someone else fill your slot in the class but we must be notified of this substitution as soon as possible.  PhotoMidwest will have no involvement in any transfer of funds related to such substitutions.  If the slot in the class is not used, we will consider it as a donation to PhotoMidwest and as such, it may qualify as tax deductible.

In the rare case an entire class must be cancelled by PhotoMidwest, all students will receive a full refund. Partial cancellation of a single class session will typically be addressed via a rescheduled session, not a partial refund of fees.


By enrolling in this course, you consent to PhotoMidwest taking and publishing photographs of the course, which may include you, in its promotional materials to communicate what our classes, events, and/or facilities are like to potential members. To clarify, PhotoMidwest will never publish photographs YOU took without your specific written permission.