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Matting and Framing Workshop

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Keith Downie

Cost: $20/$15 MMA member

There are no rules in art and no firm rules in framing. However, there are picture framing materials, techniques, and design principles that will provide a contemporary museum-style presentation while being safe for your artwork and easy on your budget. The class is limited to 12 participants. To register: Call 231.720.2571 at least one week before the session.

Artist and master framer, Keith Downie will focus primarily on framing artwork on paper, including photographs, during this 90-minute workshop. Bring one small paper piece or photo to mat in the workshop (maximum 12 x16 inch size). Topics will include:

  • Identifying “archival” matting and glazing materials
  • Essential mat cutting tools
  • Cutting and assembling window mats
  • Hinging and mounting artworks on paper
  • Mat colors and frame style considerations
  • Where to buy materials (local, catalogue, and online)
  • Maximizing “a la carte” services from frame shops


April 21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Muskegon Museum of Art


Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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